Issue # 6


Welcome Note from the Chairman / Khalid Habib Al Redha ................................................8

Chief Editor’s Viewpoints and Announcements / Ahmad Zohadi ................................................10

A Note From the Guest Editor / Prof. Claude Bérubé, FIIDA ................................................12

Architecture

Sustainable Curves / Brian Johnson ................................................14

What is Sustainable? ................................................24

THE 2007 AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE / Naima Chabbi-Chemrouk and Amir Anoushfar................................................26

Levitated Building Wins Prestigious Competition for Hospital in Knokke-Heist ................................................38

Interior List / Melanie F. Awan ................................................44

Radically Rethinking Design and the World / By Niels Peter Flint ................................................46
 
The Creation of a Sustainable Society Perhaps the Greatest Social Challenge We are Facing Claude Bérubé FIIDA ................................................50

David and the Goliath(s): Can Nanotechnology Make the World’s Largest Buildings More Sustainable?
By Daniel Husserl, LEED®-AP, Senior Sustainability Specialist, NELSON ................................................56

Green Design / Ken Yeang, Architect ................................................60

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Sustainable Design and Nanotechnology By Lidia Berger, LEED AP and David Gibney, LEED AP................................................66

Molecular Coatings for Cleaner, Brighter Homes / by Michael B. Cortie and Sami Raheb................................................71

Lighting the way to a GREENER FUTURE
By Nicholas Lander, Regional Sustainability Manager, Atkins Middle East ................................................74

Sustainability / Dr. Gisela Loehlein, British University in Dubai (BUID) ................................................76

Nanotechnology: New Architectural Materials for a Green Future / Dr. George Elvin ................................................78

Book Review: ECODESIGN, A Manual for Ecological Design / Ken Yeang ................................................82

Squisito / Leen Vandaele ................................................84

HOOSHMAND EYEWEAR SHOP / HOOMAN BALAZADEH - KAMRAN HEIRATI................................................90

WATERFRONT / Bathrooms- Interiors - Project Management ................................................94

HighTech Design Products / Julia Maureen Emms................................................96

Tailor-made Table Creations ................................................104

ART

MAHMOUD FARSHCHIAN ................................................112

THE ART OF PERSIAN TRADITIONAL SPORT ................................................118

Duchamp & Nanotechnology / Dr. Kimberley Lund ................................................120

Artist on pictures and joinings, Neo Popart / Frédéric LECOEUR ................................................124

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