Workshop | Architecture and the Human Body
A Sense of Place

By Karine Fakhry & Diane Sawaya | FaR Architects


Place | Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
Dates | 13 April 2017
Duration | 16:00 - 19:00

Skill Level | All levels welcome

Description | We experience the world through a connection between our body, our environment and our imagination. Spaces around us affect how we think, act and evolve.

Investigating modern day changes within the housing environment and inspired by their recent project “Stay at Home”, based on a speculative future where all of one’s possessions are shared, Karine and Diane will work with you to understand your surroundings and sense of place, your sense of the domestic.

You will use these tools to imagine, design and develop a living unit fitted to your own body and needs, within a projected and interconnected urban fabric.

Key Takeaways
• Analyze your way of life and ambitions
• Understand your surroundings and sense of place
• Discover your own unexpected tools of architectural representation
• Develop your own personal living unit and it's relationship with the rest of the urban fabric

About FaR Architects | FaR Architects’ work focuses on design research, the quality of living spaces and a comprehensive understanding of the urban context. Their team’s knowledge and collaborations embrace architecture, interior architecture, landscape interventions, exhibition installations, product and interaction design.

Since its foundation in 2005, led by founders Karine Fakhry and Diane Sawaya, FaR Architects has successfully completed projects in Lebanon, the Middle East, London and New York. 

This year, invited by La Triennale di Milano, FaR Architects created and exhibited their speculative project “Stay at Home” at the 21st Triennale International Exhibition, allowing Lebanon to be represented in this iconic event for the first time since its creation in 1923.

FaR Architects puts the individual at the core of its interest and thought process, creating intrinsic and intricate yet unusual relationships between the environment and the user. Their projects become experiential, but somehow they feel familiar.

They question form, use and content. There is no architectural philosophy; merely the construction of a new narrative every time. 


162 USD

Earlybird Discounted Workshop Ticket |

325 USD

Workshop Ticket at the Door |

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