Art and everyday life, Modernity in the Gulf. Flying Saucer by SpaceContinuum

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Construction.- approx. 1974.
Renovation.- 2017-2020.
Re-Opening.- September 26, 2020.
Corner of Sheikh Zayed St., Al Wahda St., and Sheikh Humaid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi St. Dasman. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Mona El Mousfy. SpaceContinuum Design Studio

SpaceContinuum Design Studio is a UAE-based architecture design consultancy founded in 2014 by architect Mona El Mousfy. With interdisciplinary collaboration at its core, the research-based architecture practice explores the relation between space, shared social practices and socio-cultural conditions. The practice conceives a project as a layering of space continuums across scales, and the ensuing development of cultural meaning. SpaceContinnum is presently engaged in various projects for Sharjah Art Foundation and Sharjah Architecture Triennial.

Mona El Mousfy is an architect focusing on cultural spaces and dwellings. She has served as the Architecture Consultant for the Sharjah Art Foundation since 2005. In this capacity, she has not only worked on all successive editions of the Sharjah Biennials but also designed Sharjah Art Foundation galleries in Al Mureijah Square and the Rain Room building in Al Mujarrah, Sharjah. She is presently the advisor for the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, a new architecture platform that focuses on architecture and urbanism in the region.

After twelve years on the faculty of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah (2002–2014), El Mousfy founded the UAE research-based architecture studio SpaceContinuum in 2014. The practice centres on creating new spatial possibilities across scales, for shared socialising and everyday life.



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