The component design is generated from a series of pentagonal geometries reinforcing the importance of the number five in Islamic culture.

Celestial Fabric Product

TYPE Product design
STATUS Competition
LOCATION -
YEAR 2008
CLIENT SOM/EMAAR Properties 

PROJECT ARCHITECT Maria Paez Gonzales

By combining a series of two-dimensional pentagons into an extruded three-dimensional form, a singular element is designed with a specific geometric rationalization. With fabrication logic in mind, each module can be folded and joined in groups of three, where complex crystalline patterns emerge.