T Sakhi, the Beirut/Milan-based architecture and design studio has been working on a series of urban interventions and public art.
In a city where there are too few attractive outdoor public spaces for people to meet and spend time, Tessa and Tara (the power sister duo behind this project) created public infrastructure to help the community interact with the environment and with each other.
“Lost in Translation”, a sculpture-like bench (originally exhibited during Milan Design Week) with metal seats connected by a central arch, allowing people to sit alone or facing others. Next to St-Elie Church in Kantari.
The “Holidays in the Sun” stool made of old security barriers to contrast with the invading military and security environment. A reinterpretation of these barriers into socially conscious interventions for public use.
The “Nature Barrier” adding plants to the crowd control barriers and embellishing our streets.
We can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us!
Photos by Tony Elieh