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X-Architects' to Design an Urban Mosque That Forms the "Heart of the Neighborhood" in Abu Dhabi

06:00 - 24 May, 2018
X-Architects' to Design an Urban Mosque That Forms the "Heart of the Neighborhood" in Abu Dhabi, Courtesy of X-Architects
Courtesy of X-Architects

The Dubai-based firm, X-Architects, have found inspiration in the cultural and architectural heritage of Islam for their new design. The Revelation Mosque, a +2500 square meter project, aims to create a new "heart of the neighborhood" in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In creating a generous urban void among a towering context, the proposal offers an immersive escape from everyday life, where the public (regardless of religion) can gather, communicate, and interact with one another.

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See Dubai-Based Architecture Firms Through the Lens of Marc Goodwin

08:00 - 20 April, 2018
Jumeirah Lake Towers
Jumeirah Lake Towers

From Barcelona to Bejing, Marc Goodwin is capturing architectural workspaces around the world. Goodwin’s latest endeavor: Dubai. Scroll down to get a glimpse of where architects like the ones at RMJM and EDGE work in the “City of Gold.”

Jumeirah Lake Towers The Yard Al Serkal Avenue X-Architects Dubai Design District RMJM Grimshaw Al Quoz Deira, Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road + 24

Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre / X Architects

02:00 - 22 March, 2016
Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre / X Architects, © Nelson Garrido
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sharjah - United Arab Emirates - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Mirco Urban, Pariya Manafi, Dana Sheikh, Abdullah Bashir, Waleed Al Mezaini, Christian Geronimo, Brian Abarintos, Eyad Zarafeh, HaiderAl Kalamchi
  • Client

    EPAA, Environmental and Protected Area Authority
  • Area

    2534.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Kuwaiti Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale Entitled "Between East and West: a Gulf"

14:00 - 21 March, 2016

The third Kuwaiti Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, entitled ‘Between East and West: A Gulf’, will "look past Kuwait’s borders to the contested hydrography of the Persian/Arabian Gulf" in order to propose a new masterplan for the region. Curated by Hamed Bukhamseen from Kuwait and Ali Karimi from Bahrain the pavilion will, in an area of physical, religious, and political division, "tell the story of the Gulf’s islands and the possibilities they hold for a joint territorial project."

X-Architects Win Competition to Design New Masterplan for Mecca

13:30 - 28 May, 2015
X-Architects Win Competition to Design New Masterplan for Mecca, © X-Architects
© X-Architects

X-Architects has won a competition to re-masterplan Mecca. As designMENA reports, the UAE-based practice has proposed a number of safe and streamlined pedestrian routes to "enhance the movement during the 'Nafrah,' the ritual of moving from Mina to Haram and vice versa" during the religious Hajj. The plan also includes a proposed mixed-use development adjacent to Hima Al Masheir (the holy ritual territories) that would provide service and facilities to those taking part in the pilgrimage.

Axiom Town Headquarter Complex / MBAD Arquitectos + X Architects

23:00 - 6 September, 2012
Courtesy of MBAD Arquitectos + X Architects
Courtesy of MBAD Arquitectos + X Architects

The design for the Axiom Town Headquarter Complex by MBAD Arquitectos + X Architects aims to have good urban quality, a young and smart-casual feel, an outstanding look, and an innovative solution to all functional and operational objectives. In order to achieve these desired workspace qualities, the concept includes integrating the landscape with the building and blurring the edge between the interior and the exterior. The architectural edge becomes an active edge not only between the immediate interior and exterior of the building, but also between the interior and the created exterior space within the building while also forming the program spaces. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Urban Oasis / X-Architects

11:57 - 17 July, 2009

Dubai based X-Architects recently unveiled the Urban Oasis, their latest sustainable master plan for Al Ain. The 12-hectare urban development was conceived as a “micro-specific, compact, and passive sustainable urban oasis.” Inspired by the existing natural environment and the traditional dense urban fabric of Islamic cities, the master plan develops an “environmental synergy between landscape and urbanity.” More about the master plan after the break.

Houseboat / X-Architects

00:00 - 7 February, 2009
Houseboat / X-Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Category

  • Program

    Leisure home
  • Area

    220.0 m2