The Shadow of Geometry,Egypt Pavilion, 11th Venice Architecture Biennale
Comissioned by Tarek Waly and curated by Yahia Shawkat
As this year's theme is Architecture Beyond Building, we chose to distill the idea of architecture and show it as a story teller, and a messenger. This message is conveyed through geometry, a pattern created out of centers and lines inspired by space and context. This method has been used throughout history, and it is still used today by a small number of people to design their architecture. We decided to express these ideas through three different, inter-related zones within teh pavilion;
Zone One; Film 7 minutes
Directed by Yahia Shawkat, Edited by Karim Fanous, Music by Ramz Sabry, Special thanks to the peple of the village of Tunis, Fayoum
A short film condensing the life-time of a building in one day, the difference here is that it is design according to geometry that is laid out on the plot before it is built, then masons begin their work on mud-brick and you see it go up. It then is ready and starts being used and visited till it is melted by water, back to the ground. This experiment shows how the building, therefore the material, isn't necessarily the architecture, but the geometry it was built on and that it leaves behind is.