Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st prize winners of our “Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin” competition – Rabie Al-Ashi and Omar Othman from Saudi Arabia!
1st prize winners from Saudi Arabia
We are two ambitious architects who share the passion and enthusiasm for architecture and strive to create an inspiring timeless architectural experience.
Omar Othman is currently a full-time practicing architectural designer at HAK, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah. Omar holds a bachelor's degree in Architectural Design from Petra University of Jordan. He has worked with multiple architectural offices in his region, in addition to working as a freelance architect, taking on different architectural and interior design projects.
Rabie Alashi is currently a full-time practicing architectural designer at HAK, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah. Rabie holds a bachelor's degree in Architectural Design from Petra University of Jordan. During his journey of studying architecture, Rabie managed to learn about architecture through theoretical and practical practices, which together helped to shape his perception of architecture and its relation to its surroundings.
Working with different countries in our region has exposed us to a variety of residential, hospitality, small-scale architecture, and commercial projects. In addition, working with HAK’s team has exposed us to a greater range of projects, from cultural and conceptual to urban planning development.
Architecture is the physical expression of space, carefully embodying context, culture, and history to create memorable spaces. We also believe that architecture is the art of transforming a space into a place.
As architects in our society, we believe that architecture is the act of social conscience, and as architects, we believe that everyone has the right to live in a safe, secure, habitable, and affordable yet appealing environment.
Architecture competitions are an opportunity to challenge yourself, think outside of the box, and let your imagination soar. Through participating in such competitions, we explore and learn about different new countries and their unique cultures, as well as broaden our network as architects by connecting with new architects from different parts of the world. In addition to learning about new architectural languages and seeing how other architects think about the same project, this adds to our experience as architects.
Participating in competitions is a worthwhile experience regardless of the outcome – competitions offer the chance of self-development, as well as exercising your creativity. Also, it is a chance to add projects to your portfolio, as competitions give you the freedom to show off your talents and skills that you have not been able to show within your practice.
Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices
Use architecture to create different emotional states