Interesting Acoustic Wall

I found this acoustic wall by Noshin Khan to be very beautiful, very creative use of material. I just wonder if a proper acoustic study has been done to test its success since steel sheet isn’t recognized as a good acoustic material. Maybe the folds in the beautifully complex form enforce the deflection of sound and stop it from passing to the other side of the wall, which would be very impressive. If it’s still up in AUS I would love to go see it in person!

 

The Nature of Space – Brazil to Kuwait | Talk at CAP May 11th 2016

During the period of the exhibition curated by myself, Antonio Da Silva and Ruth Jones, Antonio and I gave a talk in the gallery about two main topics: 1| The journey of the exhibition, how it began by Antonio inviting artists to exhibit in a gallery in Porto Alegre, Brazil and how it came to Kuwait and grew as an exhibition. 2| The relationship between art and architecture and how it relates to each artist in the exhibition since a quarter of them are architects and the remaining artists have a strong relationship with space. This was opened up for debate at the end which ended up being a very lively discussion between artists, architects, students, and other professionals such as business managers at oil companies, it was interesting to hear all the strong opinions about whether architecture is a form of fine art or not and how each of them had validity.

Lecture Poster | The Nature of Space - Brazil to Kuwait

You can find the presentation in the link below:

The Nature of Space_Brazil to Kuwait

Jotted Manifesto. 2014

The Sublime and the BeautifulChaos & Order – Happiness & Knowledge
Love

Beauty

Truth

Harmony

God

Man

Your job should be about the future, your life should be about the now.

The Five Elements:

Career Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing

Financial Wellbeing

Physical Wellbeing

Community Wellbeing

Live life like Jazz

Back then, they had wisdom, expressions that were passed down through generations, now we have science and modern philosophy, so is one better than the other? Are we more evolved or at the same level?

Giving

We were abstract when we didn’t have tools, then we were precise, then we were abstract again, now we are the extreme of both

Animals should be a part of human life

To reach a higher level of consciousness 

Surat An’ Nur

One of the most famous verses in the Quran is about light, which is also famous for being the inspiration for Muslim artists, me being one of them:

اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ نُورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ