Wind Towers

The wind-towers are essential to the historical landscape of the Middle-Eastern architecture. In Dubai and other Gulf cities they can be found in cultural districts, where they remain a relic of the recent past. Their unique shape was derived from the air-exchange and cooling function which was replaced in modern days with the electrical air-conditioning units.

Here, the tower’s characteristic form is placed against the desert sky and reflected with an overlapping layer of the contrasting backdrop.

Top: Urban Landscape 008
Watercolour on Arches
75 x 57 cm

Lower right: Urban Landscape 009
Watercolour on Arches
31 x 58 cm
(private collection)