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Chair of Architecture Designs Buildings that Float in the Air
Dr. Kachaamy's work is to be exhibited in the context of the Venice Biennale 2018
21/03/2018
As part of his continuing research, Dr. Kachaamy, Chair and Associate Professor of Architecture at AUD, has been working for many years on spaces of wellbeing in cities. His aim is to allow individuals to escape the daily hectic urban lifestyle and to provide platforms where individuals can rejuvenate, distress and feel at peace by reconnecting themselves with sources of nature.

In the context of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, the Global Art Affairs Foundation (GAAF) has invited Dr. Kachaamy to display his work in the exhibition "Time Space Existence". The exhibition is hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre in two of its prestigious palazzo's in the centre of Venice -Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora.

What was initiated as and evidence-based spatial experiment in Tokyo 10 years ago, has continued and evolved in Dubai and now is going to be exhibited in Venice for a period of 6 months starting May 26. The work titled “Rising Oases: Disrupt, Unchain, Rewire” will display designs of space that float in the air.
 
Dr. Kachaamy is the Chairperson of the Department of Architecture at the American University in Dubai. He is an associate professor, a registered architect, a member of the Order of Engineers & Architects in Beirut, and an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects. He was a grantee of the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship and received his doctorate from the University of Tokyo in Japan. As an academician, Dr. Kachaamy’s research interest relates to space planning, design, phenomenological theory in architecture and evidence-based spatial experiments. He received the American University in Dubai President’s Award for Teaching Excellence and served on the board of the American Institute of Architects Middle East Chapter as the Director of Continuing Education. As a practicing architect, he has over 15 years of experience between Dubai, Tokyo and Beirut. He has worked on different national and international urban and architectural designs. His work spans from universal spaces for meditation to the urban conservation and design studies for different cultural heritages and varied urban developments.
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