Construction set to begin on Frank Gehry’s long-awaited Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

The Guggenheim Foundation has revealed that its Frank Gehry-designed art museum in the United Arab Emirates is “on track” to complete in four years time. First unveiled in 2007, the long-awaited Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be 42,000-square-metres, making it the largest of the four Guggenheim outposts. Though the specific timeline for construction of the sculptural building has not […]

Foster + Partners designs tech-filled library for Sharjah

The House of Wisdom, a library and cultural centre designed by Foster + Partners for Sharjah, will feature a cantilevered roof and a book-printing machine. The library’s roof will overhang the two-storey building’s facades by 15-metres in all directions to provide shade during the hot days of the city in the United Arab Emirates. The overhanging […]

Al Faya Lodge by Anarchitect is a desert spa and hotel made from stone and steel

Architecture studio Anarchitect has turned a couple of stone buildings in the UAE into Al Faya Lodge, a hotel and saltwater spa in the Sharjah desert. A complex of buildings now forms the Al Faya Lodge, which sits in the red sands at the foot of Mount Alvaah in the Emirate of Sharjah. The pair […]

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