Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wing Shape Zayed National Museum

This wing-shaped building is the Zayed National Museum designed by Foster + Partners. It is located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and will be the first museum completed for the island for showcasing the history, culture and more recently the social and economic transformation of the emirates.



The museum features five wing-shaped towers protruding from a man-made, landscaped mound that houses the galleries. The towers act as thermal chimneys and draw cooling currents through the museum without any need for electricity. Fresh air is captured and drawn through underground ground-cooling pipes and then released into the museum’s air. Since the towers heat up at the top, air is pulled up vertically through the galleries due to the thermal stack effect, and is then drawn out of the air vents.





Wing Shape Zayed National Museum

This wing-shaped building is the Zayed National Museum designed by Foster + Partners. It is located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and will be the first museum completed for the island for showcasing the history, culture and more recently the social and economic transformation of the emirates.



The museum features five wing-shaped towers protruding from a man-made, landscaped mound that houses the galleries. The towers act as thermal chimneys and draw cooling currents through the museum without any need for electricity. Fresh air is captured and drawn through underground ground-cooling pipes and then released into the museum’s air. Since the towers heat up at the top, air is pulled up vertically through the galleries due to the thermal stack effect, and is then drawn out of the air vents.





Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Mac App Store. Now Open.



With the Mac App Store, getting the apps you want on your Mac has never been easier. No more boxes, no more disks, no more time-consuming installation. Click once to download and install any app on your Mac. The Mac App Store is now available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

The Mac App Store. Now Open.



With the Mac App Store, getting the apps you want on your Mac has never been easier. No more boxes, no more disks, no more time-consuming installation. Click once to download and install any app on your Mac. The Mac App Store is now available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Travelling with a Closet

One of the first things to do when I check into a hotel is to unpack my bags and inspect the closet. I hate to leave my suitcase messy and prefer to arrange clothes neatly in drawers. The flipside is unpacking takes time. The Traveler’s Closet is intended to solve this problem. The case is designed as drawers and the handle lengthens to host hangers.




Travelling with a Closet

One of the first things to do when I check into a hotel is to unpack my bags and inspect the closet. I hate to leave my suitcase messy and prefer to arrange clothes neatly in drawers. The flipside is unpacking takes time. The Traveler’s Closet is intended to solve this problem. The case is designed as drawers and the handle lengthens to host hangers.




Happy New Year. 2011

Thank you to all of our readers, supporters, friends and families. We wish you a safe and Happy New Year. 2011


Happy New Year. 2011

Thank you to all of our readers, supporters, friends and families. We wish you a safe and Happy New Year. 2011


Failaka Island MasterPlan

The Master plan of Failaka Island is to make it a tourism ILand with hotels, chalet's,commercial areas (MALL, restaurants and Cafes), golf club, archeolgical village (areas) and many things else here's some pictures of the Island project.




Failaka Island MasterPlan

The Master plan of Failaka Island is to make it a tourism ILand with hotels, chalet's,commercial areas (MALL, restaurants and Cafes), golf club, archeolgical village (areas) and many things else here's some pictures of the Island project.




Subiya Causeway



COWI has just signed a contract with the Ministry of Public Works in Kuwait to carry out the feasibility study on what will be the fifth longest bridge in the world. The bridge will be 22 km long and will connect Kuwait City with the development region Subiyah, which lies across the bay. The bridge will be a low-level bridge with a number of embankments near the coast. To allow ships passage to the Kuwait harbour the bridge will be suspended over the channel. It is expected that the bridge will be completed in five to six years. 

The bridge is a step in the development of the northern region of Kuwait, which has until now been a part of the desert. This area has been allocated for urban and industrial development. The contract is for the first phase of the project which COWI will carry out in collaboration with local companies and the Danish companies Sund & Baelt, DHI and Dissing + Weitling.

"It is an exciting multidisciplinary project which confirms COWIs international standing within bridges and fixed links" says department head Dan Olsen, COWI.

The project incorporates environmental and engineering studies which place focus on continuity and economic viability. The activities will include traffic assessments, alignment studies, design of bridges and embankments as well as economic and financial studies. Furthermore, the environmental effects, hydrologic, bathymetric, and geotechnical aspects will be included in the study.

In Denmark, COWI has been involved in the construction of the Great Belt Link and the Sound and has carried out feasibility studies for the Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany. Internationally, COWI is at present involved in the design of the worlds longest cable stayed bridge in Hong Kong, in the Chaco suspension bridge in Chile and the worlds longest road link, the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway. COWI has recently, together with local engineering companies, won two large bridge projects, the Sutong Bridge and the Ly Yang - Deep Water Harbour Bridge in China.

Subiya Causeway



COWI has just signed a contract with the Ministry of Public Works in Kuwait to carry out the feasibility study on what will be the fifth longest bridge in the world. The bridge will be 22 km long and will connect Kuwait City with the development region Subiyah, which lies across the bay. The bridge will be a low-level bridge with a number of embankments near the coast. To allow ships passage to the Kuwait harbour the bridge will be suspended over the channel. It is expected that the bridge will be completed in five to six years. 

The bridge is a step in the development of the northern region of Kuwait, which has until now been a part of the desert. This area has been allocated for urban and industrial development. The contract is for the first phase of the project which COWI will carry out in collaboration with local companies and the Danish companies Sund & Baelt, DHI and Dissing + Weitling.

"It is an exciting multidisciplinary project which confirms COWIs international standing within bridges and fixed links" says department head Dan Olsen, COWI.

The project incorporates environmental and engineering studies which place focus on continuity and economic viability. The activities will include traffic assessments, alignment studies, design of bridges and embankments as well as economic and financial studies. Furthermore, the environmental effects, hydrologic, bathymetric, and geotechnical aspects will be included in the study.

In Denmark, COWI has been involved in the construction of the Great Belt Link and the Sound and has carried out feasibility studies for the Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany. Internationally, COWI is at present involved in the design of the worlds longest cable stayed bridge in Hong Kong, in the Chaco suspension bridge in Chile and the worlds longest road link, the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway. COWI has recently, together with local engineering companies, won two large bridge projects, the Sutong Bridge and the Ly Yang - Deep Water Harbour Bridge in China.

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