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Architects Journal
Adrian Hornsby

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  • Asia’s urbanisation: Big cities and bigger books


    The bombastic packaging of AECOM’s book on Asia’s rapid urbanisation belies a meek engagement with its vast subject, says Adrian Hornsby
  • Saudi Arabia: Building the kingdom


    Oil-rich Saudi Arabia’s 25 million residents are in desperate need of affordable housing and non-oil jobs – a massive demand that work-hungry architects are gagging to supply. A special report by Adrian Hornsby
  • Working in Abu Dhabi


    What’s life like for architects in the richest city in the world?
  • Setting up practice


    What you need to know if you’re considering opening a local office in Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi fact file


    All you need to know about the emirate: from GDP and inflation to the cost of a taxi ride and pint of beer
  • Saadiyat Island


    The island will feature a Louvre, a Guggenheim and buildings by Hadid, Ando and Foster
  • Masdar City


    Foster + Partners have designed a six million square metre zero-carbon, zero-waste micro-city
  • Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre


    Foster + Partners provide the eco-friendly centrepiece to the Al Raha development
  • Abu Dhabi: the instant Middle East


    From sex on the beach to US foreign policy, tensions between Western and Middle-Eastern traditions could disrupt Abu Dhabi’s bright future
  • Abu Dhabi: cashing in


    The emirate’s rulers have masterminded a merger between business and politics, and expect a return from any investment in architecture
  • Abu Dhabi: building in a vacuum


    Are the sheikhs putting form before content? There is no currently no art to hang in the Louvre Abu Dhabi and no orchestra to play in the Performing Arts Centre
  • Abu Dhabi: boom to bust?


    Doubters are asking if the Gulf’s £1.2 trillion construction boom is built on sand
  • Abu Dhabi: development frenzy


    Land prices have tripled in a year; new developers open ‘almost daily’ and there are few planning barriers. Welcome to Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi: 2030 masterplan


    Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 is a staggeringly ambitious document that promises tens of thousands of hectares of new build
  • Abu Dhabi: the sheikhs mean business


    Abu Dhabi’s ambitious rulers have a plan to restructure their entire country.
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