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Foreword - HE Khalifa Mohammed Al Kindi
Preface – Peter Oborn
Al Bahr Towers – Edwin Heathcote
Form, Geometry, Technology, Symbolism
Technology and Meaning
Kinetic Architecture: Connected Culture
The Influence of Traditional Islamic Architecture – Eric Ormsby
The Influence of Natural Forms
The Quranic Basis
Some Principles of Traditional Islamic Architecture
The Role of Light
Divine ... MORE
The Design of the Al Bahr Towers – Edward Denison
Procurement and Construction – Edward Denison
The Programme Principles
Enabling Work and Main Contact
Peter Oborn is Deputy Chairman of Aedas Architects Ltd, part of the Aedas Group, which is ranked as one of the world’s largest international architectural practices. Peter has considerable experience of working internationally, particularly in the Gulf, and has completed projects in Oman, Qatar and the UAE. He was responsible for inception of the practice’s Research & Development group, based in London, which has developed specialisms in sustainability, advanced modelling and computational design. Underpinning the work of the group is a commitment to an increasingly rigorous and thoughtful design process, combining empirical analysis with creativity. Peter is a national member of the RIBA Council and was elected the RIBA's Vice President for International Relations in October 2011.