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Engineered Paradises: An Intervention in Hebron

Architecture & Urban Design


Can architecture produce spaces that are compelling enough to allow for the emotional release of its users? Engineered Paradises proposes that in proving shared spaces whose programs are dedicated to the safe expression of universal emotions [such as; mourning, fatigue, love, embarrassment, solitude] between dissonant factions in conflict areas, users will be forced to confront the humanity of the ostracized other in hopes of catalyzing enough empathy for acceptance and eventual hopeful reconciliation.

A Nation Above Two Nations...

The city of Hebron in the Occupied West Bank/Israel is shared by the nations of Palestine and Israel due to their respective claims of ownership over religious ...

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