Al Manakh The Gulf, Architect, Images, OMA News, Architecture Dubai, Rem Koolhaas Publication
Al Manakh book : The Gulf Development
analysis of the development of UAE Architecture published by Stichting Archis
20 Apr 2010
Al Manakh : Gulf Continued
Issue 23 of Volume magazine
Al Manakh: Gulf Continued is an essential and comprehensive guide to the cities of the Gulf, penetrating media clichés and delving deep into the new challenges facing the region in the wake of the financial crisis.
A follow-up to the first installment of Al Manakh – made in the very different moment of 2007 – this 536-page book of interviews, travelogs, analyses, propositions, infographics and photography develops a unique inside-out perspective on the region. More than 140 contributors report from six cities in five countries (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) on the new connections being forged within the Gulf, and the new kinds of influence emanating from the region despite the bleak economic climate.
Guiding voices include editors Rem Koolhaas and Todd Reisz (OMA/AMO), Lilet Breddels and Arjen Oosterman (Archis/Volume), Daniel Camara and Mitra Khoubrou (Pink Tank) and Ole Bouman (Netherlands Architecture Institute).
Al Manakh: Gulf Continued explores the region in four themes:
Crisis and Crises analyzes the events and responses of the Gulf to the economic crisis. Vision reveals the extent of theinfrastructural plans, including connectivity, transport, energy and water.
Cohabitation deals with the integration of culture in cities and the dynamics of urban living.
Export Gulf illustrates how the Gulf is exporting not only products and urban models, but also social, political and economic influence.
Al Manakh: Gulf Continued uncovers the structures and networks beneath the stories and events of the past two years – the height of the boom, and the depths of the crash. The impact of the international financial crisis on the Gulf has changed the world’s perspective of the region. But the real dynamics are much more complex than generally perceived. In documenting the crucial transformations in the Gulf, the publication develops a new, deeply researched and nuanced viewpoint on the tenacious growth of the Gulf region.
AL MANAKH : AMO – ARCHIS RELEASE
Release of ‘AL MANAKH’, analysis of developments along the Gulf: ‘A Guide, a Survey, an Agenda’
“The world is running out of places where it can start over.” Rem Koolhaas
AMO / Archis / Moutamarat release the book ‘Al Manakh’, the first ever comprehensive analysis of the development of The Gulf – a special issue of VOLUME Magazine.
Al Manakh offers a detailed analysis of the history, culture and architecture of The Gulf region including Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah and discusses the implications of the rapid development of these territories for the rest of the world.
With impressive graphics, a mirage of images and ground breaking new discoveries Al Manakh will be the most instrumental and immediately useful tool on The Gulf for architects, planners, designers, developers, decision makers and academics alike.
Al Manakh was unveiled at the first International Design Forum in Dubai (May 27-29) and will be globally available in bookshops as of August 2007.
Stichting Archis publication – Editors: Rem Koolhaas, Mitra Khoubrou, Ole Bouman Managing editor: Arjen Oosterman Design: Irma Boom, Natasha Chandani, Sonja Haller Format: 24×17, 500 pages Publisher: Archis Foundation Distribution: Europe, Asia and USA by Idea Books, IPS Pressevertrieb
Al Manakh Information and images from ARCHIS / AMO/OMA Rotterdam Aug 2007
Location: Dubai, UAE
Dubai Architecture Designs – chronological list
The Gulf Development : AMO Exhibition
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