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Monday, September 19, 2005

dubai - the generic fantasy city

excellent artilce on Metropolitan Dubai and the rise of Architectural Fantasy - for those trying to understand dubai... (which is impossible, although interesting)

visit http://www.bidoun.com/contents04.html and open the article Metropolitan Dubaiand the Rise of Architectural Fantasy George Katodrytis.

"Dubai thrives on newness and bigness, in an act of ongoing self-stylization and fantasy. Hence architecture is crucial, for it defines these elements. Little more than a grand-scale shopping mall, the city is comprised of “mind-zone” spaces, and of airport-like lobbies. In this theme park orientated cityscape, there is no differentiation between old and new. Everything is recent. Yet everything seems to point to the twin towers of consumerism and tourism."

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