an architecture practice led by Walid Zeidan based in Lebanon, whose work spans several countries & varies from luxury towers, private residences, interiors to object design. Recent success stories include the launch of the Okhtein Flagship store in Cairo Egypt and featured in Forbes Magazine and Vogue Italia. Wz Architects architecture firm has projects in Lebanon, Cairo and Saudi Arabia as well as most the MENA region. At WZ Architects we believe it is the uniqueness of each individual that forms WZ architects, just like each element in our designs has its own identity. We inspire each other and together drive the direction and approach to our work.
A pop-up appears or occurs suddenly.
Scaffolds are by nature transformable, allowing them to adapt to different conditions, or in this specific case, to the whims of the client who transforms the space allowing people to explore and experience the shop in new and diverse ways. They organise space simultaneously enclosing and framing displays while directing flow.
To the existing shell a scaffold has been added, then voided in order to accomodate the needs of different functions around, below and upon it, resulting in a flexible, multipurpose and social space. All furniture in the shop take their form from local cultural artifacts expressing themselves as objects populating the space.