Figure 1. Line Diagram Orientation The orientation of the building minimizes the heat gain during the summer seasons, because of the high elevation of the sun path shown with yellow lines. The calculations in table 1 , numerically shows that the south elevation has the most exposed surface area. As a result, it has the maximum capacity for heat absorption of the building envelope. Circulation For people, there is access to the hotel through the roof via a helicopter.
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We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. Built in the middle of the sea, in a Persian Gulf area famous for its spectacular and futuristic architecture, and above all dedicated to tourism. The impressive building stands on an artificial island meters from the coast, opposite the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai. Concept Tom Wright design of the hotel reflects the seafaring heritage of Dubai, resembling the spinnaker sail of a J class yacht.
Structure The structure of this masterpiece of architecture is made up of steel profiles and ensures its stability both for its triangular shape in plan and for the triangulation of their facades. Spaces The hotel is accessed over a footbridge that goes into the hall, located between the walls of an artificial tank. In the middle of this space, over meters high, a source emits geysers of 30 meters in height every half hour.
Precious marble, walls lined with 22 carat gold and precious silks contribute to environmental enrichment. The Burj al-Arab has no single rooms, but features double suites. The smallest of these suites occupies an area of square meters, while the largest covers an area of square meters. All suites are equipped with the latest technology, computers and Internet access. Inside the suites, the hotel distinguishes between luxury rooms, 18 panoramic suites, 4 club suites, 28 double suites, six suites of three beds, two presidential and two royal suites.
Refrigeration In this place, the incidence solar energy is a parameter that should be monitored throughout the year, to avoid overload of energy electricity and heat in the habitable premises. During the day, this membrane allows white light, but avoids overheating the interior, using the method of cooling by direct loss, that is, reflecting much of the energy back to the outside, projecting shadows on the premises. The heat energy that passes the first cloth is removed by a flow of air between the two, minimizing the energy gain for such guidance.
Then the central hall is cooled by evaporation of water from the pits, dropping the feeling of enclosure. During the night, this membrane is illuminated, creating a visual spectacle both outside and in the interior space. Interior Lighting The Optec Projector, with the bright light of low voltage halogen lamps, shines elements of silver and crystal onto the large screen.
Around the socket of the lift and the bases of the columns in the reception area of the hotel, there are some luminaries for low-voltage halogen lamps. The unusual direction of the light coming from under it generates a high striking effect.
These uplights are half of presentation necessary to achieve a dramatic mise en scene of the spaces. Outdoor Lighting In an architecture with a visual impact so impressive, exterior lighting could not not play an equally attractive role. Throughout the night,the exterior lighting of the building is changing color from white to multicolored. The idea was to create a small spectacle of lights that enriches the construction of expressiveness and enhances its image in the landscape that surrounds it.
Events Tennis game on the helopad When tennis players Roger Federer and Andre Agassi met in Dubai, the world was surprised, and not just for its fantastic game. The most amazing was that the game was over meters high, at the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel, which seems suspended in the air at floor level Related Books.
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