Nexus House of Wisdom / Thesis
The Nexus House of Wisdom is a cultural/scientific institute that is inspired by the theory of the fabric of time and the spatial paradox of the Arabian courtyard. Its goal is to highlight and pay tribute to the Golden Age of Arabia and set a stage for a proper renaissance to take place in Dubai, U.A.E.
Thesis Project, American University in Dubai
1st Place Award Architecture Senior Showcase
The Museum sector is situated directly at the axis of the historical site, creating a subterranean archaeological entrance.
The Institute Entrance, the volumes meet to create an atrium/introverted space in comparison to the extroverted features in the galleries and shared spaces between the museum and the institute
The floating volumes create a sense of verticality, trapped in the fabric of time.
The voids are created to allow natural lighting to enter the workshops and give a sense of an ongoing archaeological excavation site as the visitors continue their journey from one space to the other.