Windtower, jacket
The Merchant Houses of Dubai

by Peter Jackson and Anne Coles

Medina Publishing, 2022
252 × 252 mm, 248 pp

Windtower is a new and extended edition redesigned from scratch as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the United Arab Emirates.

It offers a unique insight into past ways of life and the culture and history of Dubai. These ingenious building structures have, before the arrival of modern air-conditioning, allowed their residents to live comfortably in the ferocious heat that is the natural climate of the region. The merchant community has contributed greatly to Dubai’s success in trade and commerce and this book newly considers the lessons that can be learned at this time of global warming and climate crisis to the benefit of future urban design.