Unfold: Exploring the Potential of Arid Environments
Hosted by ATÖLYE Architecture, Unfold was launched at our Istanbul hub in 2022 to explore the processes and power of design and architecture. Through inspiring stories and innovative ideas, Unfold aims to showcase the transformative potential of design and architecture and provide a platform for meaningful dialogue and collaboration.
In our third episode of Unfold’s Dubai adventure, we welcome Faysal Tabbarah, the 2023 NPUAE Curator and Associate Dean at the College of Art, Architecture, and Design at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). Join us for a conversation between Faysal Tabbarah and Güray Oskay, Director of Architectural Design at ATÖLYE, exploring valuable insights into the development of Faysal’s architectural practice, and focusing on the story of ‘Aridly Abundant’ for the National Pavilion UAE’s participation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition and how it challenges our perceptions of aridity by exploring the untapped potential of arid environments as spaces of abundance, showcasing cutting-edge architectural possibilities within the UAE’s desert plateaus, wadis, and coastal plains.