LOCI 116 . SIKKA BENCHES

Name: Lucent
Date: 2013
Area: Three Benches
Scope: Design build
Locus: Dubai . UAE

Everything we see and touch is made up of smaller building blocks. However, a single block on its own is insignificant, but the way in which several come together is what makes an entity come alive.

Lucent is made up of a family of abstract coral reef structures that double up as benches. The structures spring into life as day turns into night, a cool-white glow is emitted from within it as shadows of coral reef patterns are thrown onto surrounding surfaces. Lucent aims to reflect the environment in which it is in as it tells the story of an entire community that once lived off the sea.