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O-14 GREEN DUBAI TOWER
Posted By Evelyn Lee On January 30, 2007 @ 9:15 am In Architecture,global development,Sustainable Building | 32 Comments
Form truly follows function when it comes to the façade of the lean green O-14  (pronounced “oh-14″) office tower which broke ground this past December in Dubai. At 22 stories tall, the 300,000 square-foot commercial tower’s most unique feature is its façade, which is made of 16″ thick concrete containing over 1,000 circular openings.
The Architects Jesse Reiser and Nanoko Umemoto of RUR Architecture  designed O-14 in collaboration with developer Shahab Lutfi. The result was a fruitful relationship between developer and architect- both Reiser and Umemoto comment on the significance of their working relationship with Lutfi, with particular regard to his outlook and enthusiasm for innovative architecture.
Dubai is fast becoming the global leader of bizarre upscale developments — for more interesting Dubai architecture, check out the rotating solar tower , and the floating mosque  and floating communities  which are currently being developed.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/01/30/o-14-dubai-commercial-tower/
 O-14: http://www.o14.ae
 RUR Architecture: http://www.reiser-umemoto.com/
 rotating solar tower: http://inhabitat.com/2006/12/14/new-dubai-tower-clocks-the-sun/
 floating mosque: http://inhabitat.com/2006/08/29/interview-koen-olthius-of-waterstudionl/
 Via Archinect: http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=46360_0_24_0_C
 AIArchitect: http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek06/1117/1117d_pw.cfm
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