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Aldar Headquarters


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Overview: The Aldar Headquarters located in Abu Dhabi stands alone as a striking modern marvel against a landscape of harsh desert and four-sided buildings. The semispherical structure is comprised of two circular convex facades linked by a narrow internal construction. The resulting clam shape has visual power that’s also symbolic of the area’s seafaring heritage and gives a renewed identity to the community. It’s atypical in every way!

Designer: MZ Architects

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Digital Constructive Shell


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Overview: Jerusalem is known for its vertical communities that climb from hillside to hillside. This proposal for the area applies the modernist concept developed in the Bauhaus school in Germany in the 1930′s which is based on five principles, including separation of the walls from the building frame to create a free standing shell. Here the traditional constructive elements become a camouflage for the building frame rather than a part of the structural frame of the building.

Designer: Ofir Menachem