“Transarchitecture”, a term which was coined by Markos Novak, is an architectural discourse that embraced and explored the bridge between virtual and material spaces. However this theory of design came out around 1996, when architecture was just emerging into the digital real. However today we are really seeing how this heavily complex virtual designs impact and play with existing architecture in today’s world much like in Ayman’s project done at University of Balamand, Lebanon. We see the beginnings of a strong architectural conversation of how to tie the modern architectural impact onto a historical site, much like Libeskind’s redesign of the Military History Museum. Looking at Ayman’s project I see the opportunity push more into the existing site instead of remaining perched a top of it. Check it out after the jump!
SCHOOL: University of Balamand, Lebanon
PROFESSORS: Samer Eid