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  • Tectonic Gentrification

    Tectonic Gentrification
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    American University of Sharjah
    critic: George KATODRYTIS

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Rami ALOTAIBI: This project utilizes the tectonic nature of a machine and contrasts it with the complexity of the human system. Drawing inspiration from the idea of human landscapes, this project operates on the simplicity of a hybrid, of which its properties are exploited into the creation of complex, flexible geometrical hybrids that adapt and map their surroundings. These hybrids are examined within the context of Port Rashid in an attempt of gentrifying it into the hub which initiated the life of the city that it beholds.

    The project captures the fascination of gentrification of a site and the concept of urban revival, even further, whilst it starts to adapt and reform its function from a (wo)man-made object and into a monument of nature as it turns into a medium of a growing a designed coral reef for Port Rashid; In an attempt at infinite revival.

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