LEFT OF PASSAGE, RIGHT OF PASSAGE

Civilizations have passed through Wadi Rum, a famed valley in Jordan, steeped in history. Through the lens of this complex historical and geological site, the installation considers the idea of movement, weaving 3 kilometers of rope and 1.5 kilometers of steel to evoke the valley’s materials, colors, and exaggerated forms. Just as Wadi Rum influenced the existence and passage of nomadic civilizations, the project explores the transcendent space of threshold in shaping individual and shared experience. 

PROJECT LOCATION

Amman, Jordan

PROJECT TYPE

Installation, R+D

CLIENT

Amman Design Week

Two contrasting materials, rope and steel, are brought together in this installation, contradicting assumptions about their texture, strength, and use. Malleable rope and stiff rebar are interwoven to create this place of shelter, its stability established not by the steel structure but by the rope’s tensile strength as it holds that structure together. The form they create establishes a threshold marking movement through the piece and, inflected at its midpoint, offers a moment of individual repose and reflection to each visitor. 

PROJECT COLLABORATORS

SPONSOR

Amman Design Week

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

SGH (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger)

FABRICATION

Abu-Musa Construction

Amman Design Week - Abeer Seikaly & Rana Beiruti 

AW–ARCH - Aaron Bruckerhoff Mazen Sakr

PHOTOGRAPHY

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