Issue # 7

Welcome Note from the Chairman / Khalid Habib Al Redha ....................................................6

Chief Editor’s Comments and Announcements / Ahmad Zohadi ....................................................8

Re-Conceiving the Built Environments of the Persian Gulf Region / Nader Ardalan, Guest Editor....................................................10

Architecture

Persian Gulf Research Project on Sustainable Development / Dr. Tayeb Al Kamali, Vice Chancellor HCT....................................................12

OVERVIEW/ Nader Ardalan ....................................................13

Challenging the Supremacy of Airconditioning / Simos Yannas ....................................................20

Colonies of Evolving Morpho(eco)logies / George Katodrytis....................................................44

Harvard University Seminar “Re-Conceiving the Built Environments of the Persian Gulf” ....................................................52

The Emirates Green Building Council / Jeffery Willis, EGBC Secretary ....................................................56

THE INTELLIGENT TOWER / C. Ronald Ostberg and Nader Ardalan ....................................................58

THE GREEN COMMUNITY / MASDAR ....................................................66

kSPACE: Sustainable Cities Building the Future / Hugh Osborn, Beehive Media....................................................70

2A Magazine Interview with Mubarak Mostafa Abdullatif / Corporate Sustainability Manager, Nakheel ....................................................74

The Importance of Art in Creation of Space: Leili Gerami ....................................................76

Art

Introduction / Dr. Negar Hakim ....................................................79

Naive Collage or Smart Adaptation / Dr. Negar Hakim ....................................................80

Qadamgah Garden Complex / BEHROOZ PAKDAMAN ....................................................86

Presentation of Maryam Shirinlou`s Art work ....................................................94

Aanstoot & Fisher, Art Consultants ....................................................98

SHAHKARAM `S OFFICE & COMMERCIAL BUILDING / HOOMAN BALAZADEH ....................................................100

Rasch Textil / Trend Légère / Leen Vandaele ....................................................104

‘O’ de SQUISITO / Leen Vandaele ....................................................108

2A CONFERENCE

Mona El-Mousfy - Assistant Professor ....................................................114

Education and Creativity Concept / Ahmad Zohadi ....................................................116

A New Architectural Profession in the Persian Gulf ? / Dr. John Alexander Smit ....................................................117

FORM DEFORM REFORM TRANSFORM SUPERFORM INFORM / George Katodrytis ....................................................120

A Generic Something / Micheal Schwarz ....................................................122

DREAMS & REALITIES / Nader Ardalan ....................................................124

Advances in Information Technology and Computer-Aided Architectural Design / Khaled Nassar ....................................................126

Design award for Wedge concrete washbasin / HighTech ....................................................136

Dubai 2A International Architectural Students and Young Architects Competition ....................................................146


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