COHERENCE AND SEPARATION
Unlike the airy and emptiness of modernism, the space needed for Quarantine is primarily defensive. The enemy is in the street and the rooms are presumably the safe place. For that, designed in the heart of Mar Mikhael Street, a protection wall with rough openings that shield and disconnect the outside world from the inside. This Protection Shell placed 2 meters away from the interior space creates a semi-exterior garden in between that achieves coherency and interconnection despite separation. A simple strategy is implemented in the interior spaces as well where layering of horizontal and vertical walls interlock together to achieve the safe disconnection needed while still being able to see and feel what’s in front, behind and beyond defined.