Glenn Howells in Dubai

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Architect Glenn Howells has released new images of Time Residences, his design for a revolving, sustainable, 30-storey apartment tower in Dubai.

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Powered by solar energy, the entire building turns through 360 degrees over the course of seven days.

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Howells was in Dubai this week to launch the building's interior concepts, as seen here.

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The building will contain 200 one- to four-bedroom apartments.

A statement from the architect follows:

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Press statement
Time Residences, Dubai

Glenn Howells, Managing Director of Glenn Howells Architects, said:

“The Time Residences is an eco-friendly sustainable design, using solar power to revolve the cylindrical form and recycling water to irrigate the landscaped gardens.

Our designs for the unique segment-shaped apartments maximise external awareness and provide panoramic views for residents. This introduces a revolutionary new way of living in Dubai by providing cool, calm luxurious spaces that open up through use of sliding screens to offer unparalleled levels of flexible space and views of the city through floor-to-ceiling glazing."

Design statement
Time Residences, Dubai

The Time Residences is an eco-friendly sustainable design, using solar power to revolve the cylindrical form and recycling water to irrigate the landscaped gardens, both natural sources.

The concept for the façade design has evolved through the use of intricate layers and textures that also help to address the extreme heat conditions in Dubai, while providing the residents with energy efficient control of their internal environment.

The dual-skin breathing façade creates a dynamic appearance and adds depth to the building with interesting materials including high performance glass with neutral coating and gold screens.

Reflectivity, depth, transparency and colour are key aspects to the design of this façade.

The strong tower form is anchored by a 20m high horizontal podium and crowned by an elegant crescent, both adding to the creation of this kinetic icon.

Internally, we have provided a vast diversity in apartment types ranging from large one-bed apartments to signature triplex penthouses with double-height spaces, infinity pool and state-of-the-art private cinema.

In addition, residents can enjoy exclusive facilities including the gymnasium, an outdoor pool and the moon lounge at the top of the tower.

Our designs for the unique segment-shaped apartments maximise external awareness and provide panoramic views for residents. This introduces a revolutionary new way of living in Dubai by providing cool, calm luxurious spaces that open up through the use of sliding screens to offer unparalleled levels of flexible space and views of the city through floor-to-ceiling glazing.

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Posted on Saturday, April 7th, 2007 at 7:58 am by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • mirtec

    every architectural project in dubai = a crime against human rights
    every architect participating in this should be ashamed (or at least think twice)
    keep on making nice architecture, but don’t change morality into dollars…

  • favardin

    Excuse me,
    But mirtec you have to explain why you think this… You seem to be upset but with no explanation to why ?
    why are all architectural project in dubai = a crime against human rights
    never been to dubai but lived in Bahrain for two years.. this project right her is actually good for the envoriment.. so what is you problem?

    I think the project looks and sounds cool.. and look forward to seeing it whem i become and architech plus visit dubai…

  • dodo.ID

    great architectural design , there has fast-development in dubai nowaday…i’m a malaysian , many of our local interior designers,architects, QS…etc has been transfered to work in Dubai now..n it causes our construction sector still lacking of related workers…sigh..

  • http://www.dezeen.com/2007/04/07/glenn-howells-in-dubai/ smb12321

    On site after site, it is Westerners who post negative comments. Has our green hysteria made us view every human endeavor as evil? The carbon footprint of cooling is much less than heating. In the states, cooling emits 110 metric tons of CO2 while heating is nearly 8 times that amount. (Cooling is much efficient than heating). The scientific ignorance displayed on these sites is astounding.

  • Patrick

    smb1232 is a bit confused, if referring to reverse-cycle refrigerated a/c.
    Typically compressor (refrigerated systems) are significantly more efficient in their heating cycle rather than cooling.
    I understand Dubai has a reticulated central chilled coolant system, and that a whole beach is cooled with undersand refrigerant. This has to be considered unsustainable.
    Architects trying to do responsible architecture in a brash consumerist culture should be commended.