Expo 2020 Dubai-The Needs of Minimal Living, A Workshop by LAU

Expo 2020 Dubai-The Needs of Minimal Living, A Workshop by LAU

During the Lebanese American University (LAU), the SCD affiliated University, supporting visit, Mrs. Anderia Klat, the Interior Design representative, conducted a three day workshop from 2nd  - 4th of April, 2017.  Forty students, divided into 8 groups attended the workshop. The students explored ways of living in minimal spaces within all the comfort and quality of space an interior designer should offer.  An overview on the technical part which involves light weight structures and building for temporary units was included.  The workshop started with a presentation of the syllabus, a short overview on a few container projects and what EXPO Dubai involved.  Each group prepared a study model of the two containers and exploring the different placement possibilities, the students worked on planet, elevations & sketches by hand.   On day 2, the students developed the idea and added materials that highlighted and served the concept. The students prepared a model of scale 1:20. On day 3 an exhibition of students’ final projects was conducted.  All the faculty members of the Dept. attended the exhibition.  Constructive criticism and exchange of ideas and opinions of each project were provided.  

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