New architecture in the Arab world is the leading feature of this instalment, which focuses on preeminent projects such as the National Museum of Qatar by Jean Nouvel, OMA’s Qatar National Library, and the Apple Dubai Mall by Foster + Partners. Another feature, entitled “Houses, the Art of Landing”, looks at four dwellings that show how architects use compositional, material, and technological innovations to perfect a building’s connection to its site. Included are designs by Atelier Branco Arquitectura, Marià Castelló, Pavol Mikolajcak, and Elemental. Finally, the magazine explores the meaning behind projects that deliver non-routine experiences in “(Un)familiar Places”.
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