Issue # 4


Welcome Note From The Chairman / Khalid Habib Al Redha ................................................2


Editorial / Ahmad Zohadi ................................................4

A Note from Guest Editor / George Katodrytis ................................................5

Dubai; Urbanism of Tourism / George Katodrytis ................................................6

Top Architects Gather in Abu Dhabi / Negar Kalantar Mehrjardi ................................................8

Architecture

Articles

A. Dubai / Local tourism


The Accidental Tourist: Dubai’s Transitory Spaces / Dr.Yasser Elsheshtawy ................................................12


Gathering at Dubai Creek / Tim Kennedy ................................................16

Learning From Bab Al-Bahrain: The Authenticity of Fake / Dr. Ali Alraouf ................................................18

B. Dubai / Global tourism

Dubai on the Beach: On Life style and beach culture / Virginie Lefebvre ................................................23

The City of the Shopping Mall: Privately Managed “Public Spaces” in Dubai / Dr. John Alexander Smith...................................26

Imperialism is applied planimetry / Marc Angélil and Dr. Cary Siress ................................................30

Dreaming Dubai / Marco Vanucci ................................................32

Dimension Dubai: Sensibilities of Global Tourist Urbanism / Adina Hempel and Mirco Urban ................................................33

Destination Dubai; Land of comparative architecture / André C. Meyerhans ................................................36

The Impact of New Development on Tourism / Mohammad Ashouri ................................................40

C. Global /Urban Tourism

Homecoming / Sumaya Dabbagh ................................................42

Urban Tourism in Landscapes of Les Grands Projets / David M. Foxe ................................................44

A Traveler’s Pics / Boris Brorman ................................................49

D. Projects on Tourism

Forest Park Adatara, Fukushima, Japan / Tom Heneghan ................................................50

Tabriz World Carpet Trade Center International Competition/ Nasrin Faghih, Mehran Mehran,
Amin Sadeghi, Sayena Javadi................................................51


Hotel Blue Wave / Andreas Angelidakis ................................................52

A Hotel Between the Desert and the City of Dubai / Joe Zaatar ................................................53

OQYANA / Naga Studio Architecture ................................................54

Bedouin’s Trace / Michael Schwarz ................................................61

The O2 / Yerasimos Vamrakidis ................................................65

Art Island / Inga Dagfinnsdottir ................................................66

“Gateway” [Hong Kong], Hang Hau Metro Station [Guangzhou, China] and 1997 [Hong Kong] / Steven Lombardi................................................69

Trans - City: Nomadic Corporations / Laila Barakeh ................................................73

“Babel City: Real Estate and Part-time-living Speculative Architecture in Miami” / Armando Montilla ................................................75

When Junk-Spaces develops into new Spaces of Tourism / Maher AbdelRahim ................................................80

Presentation of Projects

Belarus High -Tech Park / Design Core (4S) ................................................82

The international Islamic Musuem of Dubai / Fariborz Hatam ................................................86

The Wind Int’l. Design & Property Development ................................................88

Sadaf Commercial and Recreational Complex / Bam Citadel of Kerman, Consulting Engineers................................................92

Reports

Post - Tension is the Solution for Architects / Anglo East (Post Tension................................................96

Architecture & Tourism Conference / I.A.U................................................102

The Architecture and Design Forum, the AAUAE, launches the first in a series of lecture events ................................................104

Art

Stone Melody/ Dr. Hossein Donyagard ................................................106

Leen Vandaele - Design consultant ................................................110

CASPAIOU / Hans and Marike Bruinsma ................................................118

Buildex ................................................122

A definition for Interior Design / Mahsa Abedi ................................................124

MTE Middle East ................................................125

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