Urbacraft™: encounters by the sea atelier Hamra

Ayssar Arida

Sabine de Maussion

June 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Beirut art center is hosting an exhibition and workshops dedicated to urbacraft city crafting system. Designed and made in Beirut by Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion, urbacraft is the first construction toy to focus on urbanity and not just on architecture.

One of the major public spaces of the city, the corniche is multilayered and allows for various encounters: city meets sea, rocks meet retaining walls, pedestrians meet skateboarders and bike riders, dogs meet toddlers, palm trees meet lamp poles, horizon meets high-rise buildings…
Join landscape designers Maha Issa and Gamar Markarian of atelier Hamra to recreate the corniche with urbacraft at a scale of 1:64 and imagine new encounters in Beirut’s favorite public space.

Atelier Hamra was founded in 2008 by Maha Issa (architect dplg) and Gamar Markarian (landscape designer). Multidisciplinary and open, it allows for experiments in design, architecture, and landscape architecture.