"The current renaissance of the mashrabiya culminates in a large-scale responsive screen system in Abu Dhabi with the Al Bahr Towers by Aedas. The solar-responsive dynamic screen decreases the towers’ solar gain. According to Aedes, the lightly tinted glass reduces the incoming daylight at all times and not only for temperature-critical situations. The system even includes about 2.000 umbrella-like modules per tower driven by photovoltaic panels."
"Cities will no longer be allowed to grow beyond what their natural resources can support, and odd-shaped buildings will be forbidden, according to the guideline from the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China’s Cabinet."
"Within five years, a map of all such illegal buildings across China’s cities will have been drawn up and action taken against violators, the document said."