Floor Plan Drawings by Alina Abouelenin

Floor Plan Drawings

Alina Abouelenin
By removing all existing elements inside a nearly 60-foot-tall building and preserving only its façade, this design intervention creates a void into which a series of new vertical and horizontal facades are packed. When these surfaces flip horizontally, they become floorplates with holes. Positioned vertically, they become partitions. The building can be molded like a Rubik’s cube and read from all angles. It’s a space of layered facades that shape an almost city-scape inside and mask a building located deeper in the back: the theater, which inspired this notion of spatial flexibility. The goal is to create a theater-like space, where different sets are designed for different events and flexibility takes center stage. Some of the facades remain permanent and frame-like while others become movable. This creates a matrix of surfaces, a convergence of architectural and theatrical elements. By pushing facades forward and backward and pulling them up or down, a multifunctional space can be rebuilt and repurposed to meet a range of needs and demands.
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