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IRIS – a spatial ocean dynamo on Beirut’s coastline
IRIS is an attempt at resisting the expropriation of Beirut’s open coastline returning the sea back to the fishermen and the local habitants of the Ras Beirut district. It materializes the threshold condition between two very distinct, yet concomitant entities: the dense city and the open sea.
Waves transform the kinematic structure into an experience of place and to harvest energy for the marginalized fishermen community. Dragged the buoy up and down, Iris folds with the rhythmic motion of the waves propelling an electric generator that transmits electricity homes of the community.
Najjar Najjar Architects