Test Site I - Basrah, Iraq


The project configures the city based on Debord’s Psychogeography, cutting up the ground as distinct places experienced by different organizations. By wandering, letting oneself float or drift, each person can discover the ambient places of a specific culture. Through such spatial configuration, architecture performs as an apparatus for clustering similar cultural agencies and combines experience with spatial memory to distinguish the observed entities to the learner.

Test Site II - Tunis, Tunisia


The project continues to develop spatial configuration for clustering purposes by studying Medina of Tunis’s urban courtyard. Topographic subdivision generates urban scale variation and thresholds that define interiority and connectivity that allow sightscape traversing through distinctive clusters. Habitats can therefore discover, locate and observe local entities.


The mega void inherits Foucault’s ‘Prison’ form, which has a central point of importance. However, the centrality performs as an atrium where the many see the few. Each void acquires optical openings to observe the surrounding voids, allowing the few to see the many. These voids contain three major continuities: one that defines the cluster’s edge, one that serves as living units, and one that spirals to create the interior landscape.