The Door

by E.B. White
Project by Mays Albeik

“In The Door … we take a tour around the mind of an unsettled person through paragraphs of alternating lucidity and ramblings. …

The structure sits small in a vast and serene site, with gentle steps and soft slopes. When approached, the structure seems straightforward and simple; at the end of a long passage is a view of the horizon … Once inside … the visitor keeps descending further down below the level of the horizon. The structure only offers teasing views, but never ways to escape and arrive at them.

The topography of the site, subtle in the outdoors, becomes loud and forceful inside the structure, and like the mind of the unsettled, the space exaggerates what it receives from the outside world, and its effects on the interior are blown out of proportions. …”

Dubai Design Week