Abu Dhabi 2000 x 770


My face continues to trickle with sweat as I desperately look for the next covered area.

I’ve always been fascinated with the constant change happening in Abu Dhabi throughout my visits for the past 8 years or so. But as the skyline continues to be shaped vertically, I can’t help but to think of the scorching heat affecting me as I wander on foot.

But what if the city’s buildings came in close contact with another? Will it cast more shadows creating a more pleasant experience for pedestrians below? How will users of those buildings react? Will it reduce glare for tenants on the lower floors? How will the skyline compare from its present state?

The drawing seeks to explore these questions and more.



Abu Dhabi

Amer Ismail Abu Dhabi Blocks 1

Detail 1

Amer Ismail Abu Dhabi Blocks 2

Detail 2