Nahil Ali Memon

Window

Abstract:
At a visual level, the concept involves geometric patterns growing on the building. On its right face, patterns mimicking the mashrabiya style of windows in ancient Arabian and South Asian architecture are depicted. On its left face, they resemble Cobogó bricks used in Brazilian architecture. The patterns start from the bottom corners and slowly consume all the space available. Eventually, they meet each other and a conflict of space ensues. This conflict results in a new pattern that combines elements of both of the original patterns on the middle face. At a metaphorical level, the concept represents the clash of cultures during exploration and growth and the need for the self to learn to tolerate the other.