HIDEAWAY / DETACHMENT
alaa el dinawi
The first project focuses on directionality and movement in a space as they can reveal and create hidden spaces. Dynamic spaces and paths give the space a non-ending feeling where a family of four live. While the teenager suffers from anthropophobia (extreme fear of people) he is provided with hidden and private spaces only accessible for him. These spaces are the parasitic element inside the house.
A split between the city and nature occurs revealing a hidden water source. The house is split between the two and becomes a connector. Long ramps run over the water connect the city with nature. The ramps generate a journey because of the sounds and the detachment that occurs as one walks. This connection creates an escape from the rush of the city to a serene and tranquil space where one would be surrounded by nature and becomes part of it.