Floating Carpet

two carpets for both architecture school and tourists

Type: Education

Year: 2016

Status: Schematic Design

Location: Dubai

Team: Kyungsik Kim, Tengjia Liu, Kun Qian

Awards: AC-CA Architectural Competition_Honorable Mention

Publication: FUTURE #41/42 International Edition

The 21st century is  giving a new definition to architecture school. Rather than enclosed workshop environment, we see architecture school more as a platform for not only the students, but also the whole society to learn, communicate and provide professional service. Our intention is to design a place where students, professions and the public can constantly interact with each other and share their ideas and knowledge.

USE OF CARPET SPACE IN ISLAMIC CULTURE

CARPET FOR EVENTS

CARPET FOR EDUCATION

TWO CARPETS

Carpet has a symbolic meaning in Islamic culture, whose versatility is utilized in everyday Islamic life. Carpet space can suggest a varies of activities, such as learning, entertaining, gathering and worshiping. It is the spirit of this element we'd like to bring to our new architecture tower in Dubai. In the design of Floating Carpets, the building is composed of two types of carpet space: one for Social Events and the other for Education. And the overlapping space of different carpets creates the spatial relationships that relate the public to the school. Those spaces include exhibition, lecture hall, professional practice, and etc.

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