Cybertect's fab pad wins top US award

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 December, 2007, 12:00am

Congrats to local architect James Law (below), who just won a prominent prize at the CNBC International Property Awards in Las Vegas. It seems his hi-tech design for a building in Dubai won Best International Apartment.

The Pad, now being built, is supposed to be one of the most technologically advanced residential buildings. The 26-floor structure will offer 231 intelligent luxury flats in the Business Bay district. Among the conveniences James Law Cybertecture - yes, cybertecture is a phrase he coined - has imagined are parts that change colour if you receive e-mails, SMS or voicemails, and a view with more than 100 real-time streaming video images of various locations.

Law is a self-confessed gadget freak and his building, which also won plenty of kudos at the Arabian Property Awards, is due to be completed by 2009.

Sounds nice, but we would be happy just to have a flat where the hot water doesn't run out after 10 minutes.