Issue # 8

Launch of the Competition / Khalid Habib Al Redha .....................................................12

Chief Editor’s Comments and Announcements / Ahmad Zohadi .....................................................14

Architecture: Linking Interior and Urban Environments / Dr. John Alexander Smith .....................................................18

Architecture

Dubai …  Beautiful Cyberspace! / Dr. M. Nabyl Chenaf .....................................................22

AGOSTIN AND RAPHAEL GROUP .....................................................26

Re-inhabitation of Deira and Bur Dubai / By Richard Dagenhart .....................................................36

An Intermediate Environment / By Sinclair Webster .....................................................50

Three Storey “Bungalow” at Country Height, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur / Kun Lim .....................................................56

New Trends of Interior Design in Shanghai / Chen Yi .....................................................66

Between the Physical and the Temporal, the Shell and the Air / Yoshiko Sato, Michael Morris.....................................................72

A Suspension of belief in the Urban World / Ayesha Khan .....................................................78

Reflections on Dubai and the Practice of Design / Sarah Naarden.....................................................82

Reflections on Hala Al-Madfai’s Approach to Restaurant Design / By John Alexander Smith .....................................................85

THE INHABITED WALL: A STRATEGY FOR CONTEMPORARY URBAN BUILDING / Andrew MacMillan.....................................................90

Public Roof-scapes – Giving Back the Site / by Christoph Kapeller .....................................................96

THRESHOLDS OF A TRANSFORMING CITY IN THE DESERT / Angelo Bugatti.....................................................106

Lighting The Spaces Between Buildings / Jonathan Speirs .....................................................112

Form and Transformation in Being and Becoming / Taha A. Al-Douri, Ph.D. 2008 .....................................................121

Romance café shop Dubai, Al Raha .....................................................128

Abu Saeed Farzad Rostamifar / Soomeh Engineers Company .....................................................132

Ehsan Pood Textile Factory / Abbas Riahi Fard, Kamran Heirati, Hooman Balazadeh .....................................................136

O de SQUISITO / Leen Vandaele .....................................................140

Joliemason .....................................................146

TURNING DREAM INTO REALITY / Al AHMADIAH WITH THEMING PROJECTS .....................................................148

Art

AMIR ANOUSHFAR / PHOTOARCHIGRAPHISTE .....................................................156

ELHAM MOAIDNIA .....................................................158

Freedom Tower: The World Tree or Finding the Horizon / Taha A. Al-Douri .....................................................162

Creativity in children, and the role of parents and society / Pejman Aghasi .....................................................166

K.V. NARAN .....................................................168

AUD .....................................................178

AJMAN URBAN PLANNING CONFERENCE .....................................................184

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