Dubai is arguably the most luxurious mega-city in the world; it is an artwork in itself. This is largely due to the abundance of uniquely extravagant architecture. The city of Dubai has transformed from a desert to a world-renowned city in only a few decades. Having grown up in Dubai
In 2017, the UN Security Council unanimously voted in Resolution 2347, which condemned the destruction of cultural/religious heritage sites and the looting, smuggling, and sail of cultural and religious artifacts, making such actions a, literal, war crime. The importance behind it, as UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova stated, is that “the
In February 2020, President Trump proposed an executive order which he referred to as “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.” As the name implies, this executive order would place restrictions on the architectural design of federal buildings in Washington D.C. by requiring any new buildings constructed to be of “classical” design.
Architecture is something that constantly surrounds us and can be very beautiful, yet do we ever truly think about the intentionality behind why something is designed a certain way? We walk around every day oblivious to the designs put in place to prevent so-called “crime”. The homeless are one of