Tag: desert

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Super-Bowl

In their arid climate, Iran-based BMDesign Studios are addressing the issue of water scarcity. They been investigating a double-roof system that can collect and store rainwater, preserving the valuable liquid in concave bowls, whilst taking advantage of its cooling effect!…

GREEN BETWEEN

Constructed across Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, the artist Asif Khan‘s ‘Forests’ installation for ‘Mini’ displayed three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants. A series of underused public spaces were renovated to become green shared space where people could…

UAE ECO-RETREAT

The architectural firm known as Baharash Architecture has designed a luxury private eco-retreat in the Liwa oasis, United Arab Emirates. The retreat is for one of the highest-profile individuals in the Emirates. The design brief had several concerns that had…

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Saharan Oasis

The Sahara desert is one of the world’s most dangerous and demanding environments. It is an inhospitable place whose barren wasteland is continuously scorched by an unforgiving sun! Yet, the City Sand Tower project may soon be able to offer…

DESERT HYDROPONICS

The architect Javier Ponce – founder of Forward Thinking Architecture (FTA) – believes his ‘OAXIS’ project can improve human life. Set in the Arabian desert, its rainless atmosphere and moving sand dunes have served as a major passageway for commercial…