architectural models / Architecture / building design / scale models / united arab emirates / Urban Planning

UAE also delivers a wow in architectural modeling

I can remember occasions growing up when my architect uncle would allow us to see models of schools or houses he was designing.  All the carefully cut out and painted trees, walls, “gravel” driveways, windows, etc… Well, in with the new—these models by Abu Dhabi-based 3dr Models are big attention getters with interest well-beyond the … Continue reading

Architecture / British History / Cities / London / photography / Urban Planning

The London You Wouldn’t Recognize–Fab Photos & Narrative

photo courtesy: wired.London.UK This montage story was a link just waiting to be shared!  Thank you BBC.  Enjoy a well-done narrative recap of London across historical periods, describing how the burgeoning population, trends of commerce and business regulation, entertainment and architecture are driving the thriving growth and design of one of the world’s greatest cities. Continue reading

Cities / Civil Engineering / Creativity / Dubai / Emirates / Middle East / Sustainability / urban design / Urban Planning

Dubai Amazes Again with Indoor City Design

I’ve often dreamed of how marvelous it would be to have interesting places to walk indoors, safely at all hours, with some serious green spaces and entertainment options. During the day of course one can visit museums and then there are those dreaded American shopping malls–which people default to for the safety and climate control but are limited by fixed hours with an atmosphere … Continue reading