Monthly Archives: October 2010

An Ode to the Sun

Boulos Douaihy Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Our installation is a celebration of the sun’s “aura” on earth. … Continue reading

Ras Al Khor Energy Generating Lab and Visitors’ Center

Sarah Lahti, Dr. Colin Christy, and Ulugmruod Ergashev Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: This design is based on the … Continue reading

Egal Center

Celestino Sebastiao Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The vision is centered on integrating multi disciplinary fields knowledge to … Continue reading

Static Motion

Sherri J. Newman and Jen Earle Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The concept for our land art generator … Continue reading

Sunset (Running On Empty)

Michal Teague and David Moore Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Sunset (running on empty) is a counter monument … Continue reading

Solar Dunes: Desert Blink

Khoury Levit Fong Robert Levit, Rodolphe el-Khoury, James Dixon, Lindsay Hochman, Khalid al Nasser, Melissa Lui Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition … Continue reading

Chromatic Energy Landscape

Barker Freeman Design Office Alexandra Barker, Reid Freeman, Walter Shih, Michelle Nicholls, Scott Savage, and Lauren DeMattia Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition … Continue reading

Osmotic Loop

Sophie Panzer Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Osmosis is a physical process, in which water moves across a … Continue reading

Hybrid Ecology

Andrew Snow, Ryan Nelson, and Houtan Pour-Tavakoli Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The “Hybrid Ecology” proposal presents itself as … Continue reading

The Power of the Sun

Lukasz Gawlas and Krzysztof Leszczynski Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: THE GRID: girih tiles Looking back in time to … Continue reading

Diatom Project

Thomas Laureyssens Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The Diatom Project pays homage to the species of algae that … Continue reading

Fertile Crescent: Symbiotic Ecologies

Ryan Connolly Studio of Associate Professor, Lisa Tilder, at the Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design … Continue reading

The NKA Foundation: Kumasi Symposium

We’d like to share this open call to artists from the NKA Foundation with our readers. The 3-week event next summer in Kumasi will focus on community arts practice as a response to the ever-widening gap between the contemporary African … Continue reading

Societal Impact of Renewable Energy Installations

This New York Times video highlights the growing issues related to wind turbines that are in close enough proximity to residential neighborhoods as to be visible and audible. What is interesting to us from this story in Maine is not … Continue reading

Vertical Farms Could Make Use of On-Hold Construction

That last post got us thinking about the whole idea of vertical farms in the context of the UAE. And it’s timely because Dr. Dickson Despommier’s latest book, Vertical Farm, is being released next week. The advantages of hydroponic or … Continue reading

PHOTOREACTOR FARM TOWER

Grégoire Diehl, smoothcore architects with Xuhui Liu, Alexandre Braleret, and Léa Santamaria Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Photoreactor … Continue reading

NET

Sang Hoon Lee Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Recycled Plastic Woven Structure (LDPE) with Amorphous Flexible Solar Films … Continue reading

Layers of Dubai

Karim Mahmoud Elnabawy Balbaa Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Feel nature, love nature. It will never fail you. In … Continue reading

SOLARIS

Oleg Lobykin with renderings by Transparent House Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Solaris is a sculptural art installation … Continue reading