When we think of mashrabiya, the elaborately designed screens used in traditional Arabic architecture, modernity is not the first thing that springs to mind. But like other traditional architectural solutions, mashrabiya could help us develop more su... Read
Imagine a building that, like a plant, uses its entire surface to capture sunlight and convert it into energy. It’s not an average rectangular building with black solar panels jutting out from the roof; instead, picture an aesthetic, organic st... Read
Biologists, light physicists and architects are collaborating to make your day at the office less of a drag. As the relentless desert sun beats on the façades of UAE skyscrapers, millions of dirhams are spent to keep office workers cool...... Read