The desert rose is a unique blossom formation of sand clusters that can be found in the deserts of the UAE. Its beauty lies in the harsh edges juxtaposed against its curvilinear form. This desert Rose is a visual representation of the different sands located across the seven Emirates of the UAE, the rosette clusters show the geographical division between the cities through varying texture, colour and quality. The blend their adjacencies mould together to create one unified structure.
Various Sizes of cylinderical disks CNC routed from MDF
Modular structures of interlocking disks
Sketch of formal outcomes
Integration of sand from Abu Dhabi, Um Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ajman and Dubai
Final Model (photo cred: Fatima Al Shamsi)