The Future Is Dubai
Designboom has an excellent round up of the urban developments that are taking place in Dubai City. With an estimated 15% to 25% of the world’s 125,000 construction cranes building many of the world’s leading architects dreams, Dubai is going to look fantastic in the true sense of the word (although we’re not too sure what it will be like to live there??).
The article features amazing projects including the Cloud (pictured) – a resort city designed by Nadim Karam elevated 300 meters in the air above Dubai, supported on slanting legs that resemble rain. Designboom describes it as “an antithesis to the sum of skyscrapers spreading over the entire region”.