The first thing that everyone--the architect, the developer, the museum's director--wants you to know is that the building looks like a "desert rose," a small crystalline structure (so named because its shape is an aggregation of thin, bladelike petals) formed by salinated sand just below the desert's surface.
Nouvel's desert rose is effective not only as metaphor but as structure.
The plausibility of the naturalistic metaphor, and its effectiveness as an architectural system, both hinge on an aesthetic of disorder; even if carefully scripted, it is the apparently haphazard overlaps, protrusions, and intersections that suggest the desert rose and give the building its most striking qualities.
Bellydance Superstars and The Desert Roses
play The Journal Tyne Theatre tomorrow night.
The Bellydance Superstars and The Desert Roses
visit Llandudno's North Wales Theatre on May 16
Their collaboration flowered into the song Desert Rose which was a breakthrough for Arab music to cross over into a western composition.
With the success of Cheb Mami and Sting's Desert Rose, Copeland recruited Egyptian sha'bi superstar Hakim Mondo Melodia.
A case in point is the success of the Desert Rose collaboration of Sting and Cheb Mami."
The fungus-resistant qualities of Australia's Sturt's desert rose may be called upon to protect Australia's $1.7 billion cotton industry from the devastating impacts of Fusarium wilt.
Sturt's desert rose, Gossypium sturtianum, is the most promising donor species identified so far.
In particular, do the genes for Fusarium resistance and gossypol-free seeds in Sturt's desert rose work when they are integrated into cotton?
A trip to the Tunisian pavilion at the Global Village should start off with a look at the very unique Tunisian desert rose
found, predominantly, in the Saharan desert.