Iman Fayyad

Hidden Room

The composition of this form as an object is intended to deceive and mislead the perception of volumetric space as achieved through a three-dimensional-pinwheel organization of voided space. Co-planarity between interior and exterior spaces creates the illusion of the existence of one large solid volume that is in fact a void on the either side. The rotational symmetry of the cube, therefore, creates three perceived spaces on one side, and a deceiving perception of three other spaces when approached from the other side. The perceived large volume is in fact a much smaller, suspended, inaccessible cube. A system of “wall-thickening” in the interior voided space allows for two entirely independent paths of circulation (orange and green) to exist in all spaces simultaneously whereby one is never aware of the existence of the other until they converge in the suspended cube—the hidden room.

About The Designer

Iman Fayyad is an M.Arch candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.