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  1. MIT Architecture http://architecture.mit.edu/lecture/5-projects 5 Projects Featuring the Ism Project, the Mat Project, the Urb Project, the Alt Project, and the Rep Project, through which one will get an idea of the current concerns of his practice. This lecture is part of the Open House for Admitted Students. Yung Ho Chang Professor of the Practice, MIT; Principal, FCJZ Atelier Originally from Beijing and educated both in China and in the US, Chang received Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. He has been practicing in China s
  2. MIT Architecture: http://architecture.mit.edu/lecture/altered-trajectories Altered Trajectories The 24th Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture Increasingly our interests as an office lie along a certain trajectory: -in the work of constructing symbiotic relationships between things -in the material built manifestations of those relationships -in the resulting constructed material presence of that exchange -and, in the complexities of execution that are engaged in the process - related images attached: Skating Shelters, Winnipeg, Manitoba OLA Church project, Vancouver, BC Daegu Go
  3. SWISS POSITIONS/ 33 takes on sustainable approaches to building The travelling exhibition entitled "Swiss Positions: 33 takes on sustainable approaches to building" is a collection of photographs of 33 key projects from the Swiss construction sector over the past twenty years, which all have something to do with the theme of sustainable development. Swiss architecture and engineering enjoy an excellent reputation and high visibility not only on account of the quality of technical expertise and the inventiveness of their designers, but also on account of a far-reaching concern with susta
  4. From the album: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel

    'The Hotel, designed by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, principals of New York based Asymptote Architecture, consists of two twelve story hotel towers, one set within the race circuit and another placed in the Marina itself, linked together by a monocoque steel and glass bridge and Grid Shell structure that both cross above and over the Yas Marina Circuit F1 race track. Asymptote created and conceived of the building as an architectural landmark embodying key influences and local and global inspirations ranging from the aesthetics and forms associated with speed and spectacle to the artistr

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    Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The largest mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it may be visited by more than 41,000 people. The Grand Mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007.
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    Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    From the album: Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It is the largest mosque in the UAE and the eighth largest mosque in the world. - http://www.szgmc.ae/

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    Bahrain Fort

    The Bahrain Fort, also known as the Fort of Bahrain and previously known as the Portugal Fort (Qal'at al Pourtugal) as well as the fort of Nader Shah, the Persian king, is an archaeological site located in Bahrain. It is composed of an artificial mound created by human inhabitants from 2300 BC up to the 18th century, including Portuguese and Persians. Among other things, it was once the capital of the Dilmun civilization, and served more recently as a Portuguese fort. For these reasons, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
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    The Bahrain Fort

    From the album: Bahrain Fort

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    Centre for Culture and Research

    Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research
  11. From the album: Centre for Culture and Research

    Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research

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