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  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012


    Mashrabiya is a term used for a type of window enclosed with latticework located and an element of traditional Arabic architecture used for many years in Arabia. Its use in the Middle Ages was defining and produced a natural shield to the sun's heat. It's use waned as modern architectural techniques changed and air condition became prevalent. The masrabiya bring back the concept for ADIC's building and what is amazing is that they actually open and close as the sun moves round the building

    Another example of Abu Dhabi using modern technology with a cultural context in a new age

    Al Bahar Towers

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    1 comment :

    Rupert Neil Bumfrey said...

    Another fire hazard!

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