These symbols include Mashrabiya
, intricate wooden window adornments; Khatt, poetic Islamic calligraphy; Al Sadu, traditionally woven fabrics; and iconic Date Palms motifs.
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Additionally, DIFC says the outer cube form uses a hanging mashrabiya
screen that acts as a veil to provide shade and privacy to certain areas and opens at the public areas.
", a traditional element of traditional Arabic architecture, has been used to provide privacy in communal areas and add to the fluidity of the spacing.
Contemporary Arabesque architecture and design details including mashrabiya
latticework screens reflect both the Hotel's proximity to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and its easy access to the city.
Decorated fountain in the reception hall of the Gayer Anderson Museum November 14, 2015 -- Wikimedia/Berthold The museum is built in the traditional style of Egyptian houses from the early Ottoman architecture; wooden lattice screens (Mashrabiya
) look down into a reception hall where a marble fountain stands under a rooftop terrace.
According to him, Al Ghurair Construction is also responsible for the introduction of the mashrabiya
aluminium sheet in the regional market.
Sequined guipure, like a delicate mashrabiya
, lets light pass through in subtle, elaborate patterns.
The dominant colors on the urban scene are pale yellow, brown color wooden mashrabiya
, turquoise domes and minarets crowned scattered next to the turquoise-colored ceramic glazed and decorated with geometric designs.
You can also enjoy a pink-themed afternoon tea at Mashrabiya
Lounge at the hotel (Dhs125 per person with Dhs10 donated to charity).
Amer's recent sculpture also reminds one of the mashrabiya
, the latticework wooden screens of traditional Arabic architecture, which permit one to look through without being seen; in her catalogue text, Anne Creissels uses this suggestive comparison to underscore the affiliation of Amer's work with feminist linguistic theory.
Drawing inspiration from the landscape's natural beauty and culture, the heart of the hotel boasts high ceilings and a central internallylit handmade red clay dome complementing the wooden finishing and decorative mashrabiya