Project 
Stalactite 
Scope 
Art Installation
Role 
Designer | tri design studio 
Location
Dubai, UAE

Year 
2015
Comissioned by
Dubai Culture 
Collaborators
Nada Waleed
 

Stalactite is an architectural installation emerged out of a digital form-finding process. In a behavior mimicking natural formation, its organic form is tessellated into 684 individual cells. The cells are joined together forming a total of 12 curved surfaces. The resulting structure creates a network of voids whereby visitors would feel drawn into. The intricate spatial quality of the work invites the viewer to be embraced by its enclosure. Moreover, its resemblance to natural formations and organisms provokes feelings of compassion and familiarity.