Invention / Transformation: Strategies for the Qattara / Jimi Oases in Al Ain
Jorge Silvetti & Felipe Correa
The work presented in this publication documents a one year investigation - through design studios at the Harvard University GSD - of the Qattara / Jimi Oases in Al Ain (United Arab Emirates). This research initiative, sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), explores the time-honored tradition of the oases as facilitators of settlement in the region, and examines their inherent potential to act as new forms of collective space for present day Al Ain.
Cambridge, USA 2010, 19.5 x 26 cm, b/w illustrations, 340 pp. Hardback.