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Rising Dunes

Unlikely Creatures for IJP Corporation

Rising Dunes responds to the brief of a 2009 competition seeking designs for a new cultural landmark in Dubai, UAE.  It is an observation tower that takes its formal inspiration from the soft drape of a fabric robe.  The subtle ripples double as structural enhancements, allowing the tower to achieve a beautifully slender proportion.  This aesthetic and structural synergy translates directly to the model, made entirely of thin paper strips.



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