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- Counting both ongoing and planned construction projects, the GCC’s construction pipeline totals $2.8 trillion, especially in mixed-use mega-developments, airports and seaports, and transportation infrastructure, according to the recent report by Deloitte.
- “The Middle East is seeing nationwide transformation in construction innovation, with projects for mega-events such as World Expo 2020 in Dubai and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar stretching design boundaries.
- The building and construction sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has witnessed 74 per cent growth in the last five years growing from Dh10.7 billion in 2009 to Dh18.6 billion in 2014.
- Advancing government BIM mandates further demonstrate the Middle East’s desire to be on par with global innovators in the construction field,” Paul Wallett, area business director, Tekla Middle East, said in a statement.
- Among the top visiting countries to the event will be the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt and Pakistan.
- Hermansson Hiller Lundberg – a Stockholm studio made up of architects Andreas Hermansson, Andreas Hiller and Samuel Lundberg – designed the building as a permanent residence for a family.
- Broad white piers and a colonnade suggest a Classical aesthetic on the facade of this small residence near Stockholm by architecture firm Hermansson Hiller Lundberg (+ slideshow).
- “The repetition of pillars and the juxtaposition of building elements create a minimalistic complexity,” said Hermansson Hiller Lundberg.
- These were rendered off-white, with the most prominent surfaces given a smooth surface, while others were left with a rough texture.
- Walls and ceiling surfaces inside the house have also been rendered off-white, while the floor is polished concrete.