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Dubai to Build World’s Largest Shopping Mall for Expo 2020

Dubai to Build World’s Largest Shopping Mall for Expo 2020

While the impending Expo 2020 undoubtedly gives a timeline to the project, in unveiling the plans His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum commented: "We announced recently that we plan to

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Dubai’s Chillout Cafe Brings a Subzero Ice Lounge to the Middle of the Desert

Dubai’s Chillout Cafe Brings a Subzero Ice Lounge to the Middle of the Desert

As if having the tallest and most expensive skyscraper in the world wasn’t enough, Dubai has shown its decadence once again by building an ice lounge right in the middle of the desert. The Chillout

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Solar-Powered Sun Shade to Cover Dubai’s Winning Expo 2020 Pavilion

Solar-Powered Sun Shade to Cover Dubai’s Winning Expo 2020 Pavilion

Dubai has won a bid to host the 2020 Expo. This will be the first time the international celebration of innovation and business will be held in the Middle East, and Dubai’s aim is to generate 50 percent

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Dubail Begert Architectes Renovates Swiss Home with a Fake Green Wall

Dubail Begert Architectes Renovates Swiss Home with a Fake Green Wall

"The house refuses the romantic and nostalgic ode to the bygone countryside and scoops out its inspirations contrariwise from the contemporary farm sheds," said Sylvain Dubail and David Begert. Covered

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Dubai’s LEED Platinum Change Initiative Building Declared the “World’s Most Sustainable Commercial Building”

Dubai’s LEED Platinum Change Initiative Building Declared the “World’s Most Sustainable Commercial Building”

The Change Initiative Building (TCI) in Dubai, UAE, has been awarded 107 out of 110 LEED points from the US Green Building Council, which technically makes it the most sustainable building in the world.

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Dubai’s First Farmers Market Offers Local Produce Near the World’s Tallest Building

Dubai’s First Farmers Market Offers Local Produce Near the World’s Tallest Building

Burj Khalifa photo from Shutterstock It's not news that the locally grown produce movement is spreading around the world. However farm-to-table lovers in Dubai have not been able to enjoy the same

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Dubai’s Sustainable City Will be Powered by 600,000 Square Feet of Solar Cells

Dubai’s Sustainable City Will be Powered by 600,000 Square Feet of Solar Cells

The construction of Dubai Sustainable City is planned over 4 phases. According to Diamond Developers, the first batch of 100 villas and townhouses at the Dubai Sustainable City will be delivered by the

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GSky Adds Two Green Walls to West Elm’s New Store in Dubai

GSky Adds Two Green Walls to West Elm’s New Store in Dubai

West Elm home furnishing recently made its debut in the UAE by opening their first retail store in The Dubai Mall. The new store features a diverse mix of modern home designs and inspirational pieces.

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Robotic Elephant Water Clock Designed in 1206 AD Recreated in Dubai Shopping Mall

Robotic Elephant Water Clock Designed in 1206 AD Recreated in Dubai Shopping Mall

A kinetic energy-powered robotic “elephant clock” designed in the 13th century by Al-Jazari, the Muslim “father of robotics,” now serves as a centerpiece of the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Waterfront Photo by Shutterstock The government of Dubai has green-lit the Emirates' first sustainable building and construction is now well underway. The building, which is dedicated to the

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Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Emerging on the site of a project that went bust several years ago, construction has been charging along on what will eventually be 20 million square feet of a “fully integrated” sustainable

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Deep Ocean Technology Unveils Plans for Their Insane Underwater Discus Hotel in Dubai

Deep Ocean Technology Unveils Plans for Their Insane Underwater Discus Hotel in Dubai

Dubai had announced plans to construct a different underwater hotel, Hydropolis, in 2006. Projected to cost 300 million pounds to construct, it would have stood as one of the world's most expensive

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Aerial Photos Reveal That Dubai Is Building a Series of Dubai-Shaped Islands Off the Coast of Dubai

Aerial Photos Reveal That Dubai Is Building a Series of Dubai-Shaped Islands Off the Coast of Dubai

One might think that emirs of Dubai would learn from their past mistakes after Dubai's artificial 'The World' archipelago surrendered its sands to the sea, but sinking islands and rising tides have yet to

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Are Dutch Docklands’ Floating Islands a Sustainable Alternative to Dubai’s Sinking World Islands?

Are Dutch Docklands’ Floating Islands a Sustainable Alternative to Dubai’s Sinking World Islands?

This is not the first time that floating islands have been proposed as a solution to the struggling "World" islands project, in which hundreds of little islands collectively shaped like the world are

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6 Most Dubious “Green” Projects from Dubai

6 Most Dubious “Green” Projects from Dubai

Check out six of Dubai's most dubious building projects: Burj Al Khalifa - The World's Tallest Building Tennis Court Atop Burj al Arab The World of Islands Park Gate Shipping Containers

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World’s Highest Tennis Court: Green Roof Built Atop The Burj al Arab In Dubai

World’s Highest Tennis Court: Green Roof Built Atop The Burj al Arab In Dubai

The Burj al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world at 321 m (1,053 ft) and stands out in the water on its own artificial island. Resembling the sail of a ship, the iconic hotel gives itself a 7

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Foster + Partners’ Index Tower Takes Top Honors for Keeping its Cool in the Dubai Sun

Foster + Partners’ Index Tower Takes Top Honors for Keeping its Cool in the Dubai Sun

Photo Dubaiwalla The 80 story mixed-use building, located in the heart of Dubai, holds 47 floors of apartments up top and 25 floors of offices below. The energy needed to keep all of those occupants

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Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

At the beginning of 2011, Dubai's most notorious man-made islands, a.k.a. The World, made a splash with news that they were slowly but surely sinking into the sea. Now, in a bizarre twist of events that

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Eye-Popping ‘Green’ O-14 Skyscraper Nears Completion in Dubai

Eye-Popping ‘Green’ O-14 Skyscraper Nears Completion in Dubai

We originally showcased plans for this striking O-14 tower in Dubai back in 2007, and now the beautiful latticed building is finally nearing completion. Designed by Jesse Resiser and Nanoko Umemoto of RUR

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Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

Granted Dubai's stratospheric rise over the past few years, it may come as no surprise that several of its projects have flown too close to the sun. The World was envisioned as the ultimate luxury

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Dubai May Need to Demolish Boom Buildings to Reduce Vacancies

Dubai May Need to Demolish Boom Buildings to Reduce Vacancies

A study by the property firm Jones Lang LaSalle found that Dubai needs to convert buildings to non-office space or knock them down completely to solve a vacancy crisis.

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Dubai’s Wave Tower is a Spiraling “Seascraper”

Dubai’s Wave Tower is a Spiraling “Seascraper”

This soaring Wave Tower has been dubbed a “seascraper” for its planned proximity to the waterfront of downtown Dubai. Conceived by A-Cero, the design saves energy with a unique skin and incorporates

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High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

Soaring like robotic birds, these energy generating flying devices were conceived by Carlos Campos Yamila Zynda Aiub Architects for the skies of Dubai. Called Wings, the curious "creatures" use solar

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Dubai’s Park Gate is a Solar-Powered Desert Oasis

Dubai’s Park Gate is a Solar-Powered Desert Oasis

Park Gate is set to be a 4.7 million sq ft mixed-use development project that will include offices, retail space and a hotel. Its 6 gently curved towers will be grouped in pairs and covered with a light

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Shipping Containers Used for Employee Housing In Dubai Desert

Shipping Containers Used for Employee Housing In Dubai Desert

In the world of green architecture and affordable housing, shipping container homes are often considered to be practical, cost-effective and even environmentally-friendly. In Dubai, however, the prospect

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People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

It’s been just three months since the Burj Khalifa took the title of “world’s tallest building”, and already the shifting sands of Dubai have spawned a successor! A paragon of

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10 MW Dubai Skyscraper Makes 10X More Renewable Energy Than It Needs

10 MW Dubai Skyscraper Makes 10X More Renewable Energy Than It Needs

Studied Impact, headed by architect Robert Ferry, is also responsible for designing the Almesien Tower, another solar concentrating skyscraper. Ferry's newest design is planned for the Al Quoz

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Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Located in close proximity to the center of Dubai, the Oasis Tower would have clear views of the Burj Khalifa. Surrounding the tower are extensive grounds as well as a lake and a number of ponds at the

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Tallest Building in the World, The Burj Dubai, Opens

Tallest Building in the World, The Burj Dubai, Opens

Whether you love it or hate it, the Burj Dubai, the tallest building on the face of the planet and the one the whole world has been anticipating, opens today in Dubai! Standing at least 160 stories high

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Dubious Dubai: The Towers We Will Never See

Dubious Dubai: The Towers We Will Never See

One of the sad things about the recent demise of the construction boom in Dubai is that we will no longer have so many wonderful architectural renderings to show. Some come from talented starchitects

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