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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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Qatar Bids for 2022 World Cup With Stunning Solar-Powered Stadiums

Qatar Bids for 2022 World Cup With Stunning Solar-Powered Stadiums

Believe it or not, countries are already bidding to host the World Cup as far out as 2022, and Qatar has submitted their bid, which includes a slew of solar powered stadiums as well as significant

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Persian Gulf Harnessing Microbes to Transform Desert into Farmland

Persian Gulf Harnessing Microbes to Transform Desert into Farmland

The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait are in the midst of a massive project to re-landscape their deserts and transform them into fertile farmland, providing food security for their future. The

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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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James Law’s Technosphere is an Eco Deathstar for Dubai

James Law’s Technosphere is an Eco Deathstar for Dubai

Like an non evil, sustainable version of the Deathstar, the Technosphere by James Law Cybertecture replicates the Earth as a structural concept. Inside the eco-sphere is an entire world which serves as a

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Graft Lab’s Vertical Village in Dubai Has Spider Web of Solar Panels

Graft Lab’s Vertical Village in Dubai Has Spider Web of Solar Panels

At first glance, Graft Lab's dazzling complex in Dubai may appear to have a cluster of sparkling geometric pools at its base. But upon further inspection, the web-like structures are actually something

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Solar Powered Supertower to Eclipse the Burj Dubai?

Solar Powered Supertower to Eclipse the Burj Dubai?

Even though the 2,600 ft tall, 126 story Burj Dubai is still under construction, a fierce race is already brewing to construct the world's next tallest building. Recently Santa Monica building designer

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LAVA’s Winning Design for Masdar’s City Center

LAVA’s Winning Design for Masdar’s City Center

Australia-based LAVA Architects recently won the bid to design the City Center for super sustainable eco-city Masdar in the UAE. LAVA imagined an outdoor city center based on traditional European public

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Blue Crystal: A Sustainable Iceberg Lodge in Dubai?

Blue Crystal: A Sustainable Iceberg Lodge in Dubai?

Temporary ice hotels materialize each winter in frigid northern towns from Russia to Canada. As temperatures rise in the spring the structures melt back into the earth. Now Dubai is poised to get its

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Almeisan Tower is a Solar Concentrating Skyscraper

Almeisan Tower is a Solar Concentrating Skyscraper

Architect Robert Ferry recently unveiled a stunning design for a sustainable spire in Dubai that requires zero energy and produces zero waste and zero emissions. The Almeisan Tower is a concept created

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Food City: Dubai’s Self-Sufficient Ecotopia

Food City: Dubai’s Self-Sufficient Ecotopia

This past February, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce authorized the development of a "free zone" dubbed Food City. GCLA, a green landscape architect firm, proposed a master plan for the city sector to turn

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Rotating Wind Power Tower to begin construction in Dubai

Rotating Wind Power Tower to begin construction in Dubai

Dubai has garnered much attention in recent years with a never-ending supply of architectural wonders being built, or proposed, at a head spinning pace. Mostly these towering structures are grand and

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CELEBUTECTURE: Brad Pitt to design 5-star Eco Hotel in Dubai

CELEBUTECTURE: Brad Pitt to design 5-star Eco Hotel in Dubai

Brad Pitt is once again trading the silver screen for green building, as he recently announced a collaboration with LA-based architecture firm GRAFT to design a 5-star "green resort" in Dubai. We're not

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BURJ AL-TAQA: Zero-Energy Tower for the Middle East

BURJ AL-TAQA: Zero-Energy Tower for the Middle East

The recent building boom in the Middle East has given rise to some of the world’s most extravagant and innovative buildings. The latest proposed tower to sprout up among the ever-changing skyline is the

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O-14 GREEN DUBAI TOWER

O-14 GREEN DUBAI TOWER

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

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