Abu Dhabi Building Responds to Environment

May 28, 2008
May 28, 2008
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Abu Dhabi Building Responds to Environment

Located in a city that is often called the “Garden City of the Gulf,” the new ADIA Headquarters building combines modernity and tradition with atria gathering spaces, which are a series of sky gardens, and an active façade featuring blinds that respond to the movements of the sun.
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Jungle Fever

Photo: Laura V. Baiamonte

A new resort located in the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula is not just in the jungle – it’s a part of the jungle. Guest rooms created from jungle materials, water flowing throughout the property, and sloping roofs that provide views of the Caribbean are some of the features that connect the ecology-inspired Rosewood Mayakobá resort to the nature surrounding it.
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Divine Inspiration
It’s spiritual symbolism at its best: Three walls that represent the Holy Trinity, an exposed steel structural frame that emphasizes divine support, and copper materials that change over time to parallel the life journey are a few of the elements that help a new Lutheran chapel fulfill its mission to spiritually enhance worshippers.
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The Best Medicine
It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine, but a new report from the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions suggests that the healing process is not so simple. Healthy design elements such as hand washing stations, noise reduction measures, positive artwork, accessible gardens, and decentralized nurse stations can have a considerable effect on pediatric patient healing.
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