Area: 1000 m2
Scope: Full Architectural Scope
Locus: Muscat . Oman
With a unique dematerlizing design approach, White took form by sculpting a solid block into its final contours. Carving away into its surfaces, the building slowly took on its Islamic architecture identity.
The Mashrabiya was reimagined into modern parametric screens to maximize interior transparency and natural light, whilst maintaining occupant privacy. Moreover, privacy screens double as shadow casters, projecting Islamic patterns onto interior surfaces during the day while creating a subtle shimmer through the exterior during the night.