Parasitism is a temporary architecture designed to add life to unfinished buildings. In Dubai and cities around the world, the frames of half-finished buildings stand unused. This project proposes a strategy for activating these buildings by installing in them a temporary 'parasite' structure. The structure is designed to host an open and flexible cultural hub that provides a free space for people to meet, play, and work. The parasitic structure lives in its dead host, giving it life until the host building's owner is ready to continue construction.
I am Latifa Younis. I am 22 and I'm from the UAE. I've studied architecture and recently graduated from the American University in Dubai. I am an artist and I've loved art all my life. I sketch, paint, and sometimes do sculptures. The reason I chose the architecture major was because it was close to art, and I ended up falling in love with it. Throughout the 5 years of studying architecture, I developed a love for photography and editing. It's mostly the editing part that I loved. I taught myself Photoshop and I became very good at it. I've used it a lot in rendering my building projects. I can say my style in designing building is very artistic, as this project (parasitism) shows. I hope to work more with mixing art and architecture in the future.moreInstagram
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