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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

RIBA Mashrabiyas...


Examples of some laser-cut mashrabiya prototypes prepared for an upcoming event titled: Shubbak: A Window of Contemporary Arab Culture, taking place at RIBA this July... The event is organized by the London based nous Gallery, and will be realized in collaboration with Independent Architects.

The included mashrabiya prototype modules are titled 'Flap-Cylinder' (above and below) which consists of a number of variously shaped flaps that can be folded/ bent by its user as they see fit. The short video (bottom) shows a module of the 'Dip' masharbiya, where the design's various layers are allowed to fade in and out of visibility...

All the prototypes were designed and made in Qatar at the DFL (Digital Fabrication Lab) at VCUQ...

For samples of earlier related work please click here and here...






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