siba sahabi translates moorish architecture into triangulated wall divider
 
siba sahabi translates moorish architecture into triangulated wall divider siba sahabi translates moorish architecture into triangulated wall divider
nov 08, 2014

siba sahabi translates moorish architecture into triangulated wall divider

siba sahabi translates moorish architecture into triangulated wall divider
photo © lisa klappe 
all images courtesy of siba sahabi

 

 

 

the ‘mudéjar’ style of 12th-17th century moorish architecture consists of constructive and decorative middle eastern forms combined with spanish building materials such as brick, iron and plaster. driven by the design principles utilized to create these buildings, siba sahabi has developed a wall divider by the same name.

siba sahabi mudejar moorish architecture wall divider
(left) a model sitting in front of the partition
(right) construction detail
photo © lisa klappe

 

 

 

the translation from a large scale structure to a smaller construct has resulted in 17 ‘wallpaper groups’ or repeating two-dimensional patterns, all of which provide similarities that can be found within the famous alhambra palace in granada, spain. the main module that determines the overall formation is a single triangular element. its identity is defined by its ability to be fixed in different directions within the aluminum frame of the partition screen. the 172 lightweight units consist of a mix of resin and chalk while having the rugged appearance of concrete. they translate cultural heritage into a contemporary interior item. the work will exhibited at museum für kunst und gewerbe in hamburg from 28 november – 07 december 2014.

siba sahabi mudejar moorish architecture wall divider
a triangular module is repeated within the frame
photo © lisa klappe

siba sahabi mudejar moorish architecture wall divider
photo © lisa klappe

siba sahabi mudejar moorish architecture wall divider
photo © lisa klappe

siba sahabi mudejar moorish architecture wall divider
drawing

 

 

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