Floating kites soar in Abu Dhabi shade sail structure

July 1st, 2023

The client laid out the request: The concept included off-white, multilayered floating kites with minimal steel structure. The purpose was to provide shade over an existing courtyard in a large mixed-use, low carbon footprint development.  Challenges to overcome included how to deal with the existing concrete structure, as the concrete beams and slabs wouldn’t be […]

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Mosque in Dubai features fabric and tranquility

April 1st, 2018

A newly constructed mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, makes unique use of fabric to create a tranquil setting aglow with filtered light. Mosque of the Light features a spacious, spare design that also relies on fabric to divide and organize the space. Designed by the Dubai-based architecture firm, Studio Niko Kapa, the 4,800-square-meter building […]

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