Please read the latest article at the Huffington Post here.
Masdar City is one big laboratory for the future city. Situated close to Abu Dhabi, this creation by Norman Foster is aimed to be completely sustainable and energy-neutral. The Guardian wonders whether this 17 billion-dollar project, with its electric cars and wind towers, is the right model for the sustainable city of the future. Laura [...]
Huffington Post article on the demolition of Bahrain’s Pearl Roundabout. Find it here.
A guide: 00:00: Mark Wigley (Dean, GSAPP Columbia University) provides brief description of the book; 3:10: Todd Reisz (editor, Al Manakh 2) on the making of Al Manakh 2; 29:00: Rem Koolhaas on OMA’s work in the Middle East and North Africa.
by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
At first glance it seems as though the six Gulf Cooperation Council monarchies have no civil society movements to speak of, but scratching the surface unveils a complex layer of organisations… [read more]