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  • House of Art and Culture

    HOUSE OF ARTS & CULTURE September-December 2008 | Studio Instructors Dan Wood & Amale Andraos The competition brief for the House of Arts & Culture called for an arts center that would encourage the increasingly active arts scene in Beirut, and provide an international platform for Lebanese artists. This project developed out of the extension of a traditional Arabic patterning system into three dimensions, forming a lattice that was used for both the plan arrangements and facade patterning, the scale of which was controlled by attractor points. By uniting the facade patterning with the plan arrangements, the project developed as a set of stacked, folded fl oor plates, whose inclined surfaces correspond to the lines of the facade pattern unifying space, structure and form in one overarching system. SOFTWARE Rhino3D Grasshopper Photoshop