Sudanese Leather Tannery Craft, 2021.
The tanning industry in Darfur, Sudan serves as a rich, cultural, and economic traditional practice that transforms the landscape to create an array of leather products. Through the flow of material and hierarchy of space, the project strives to create a closed-loop system of natural resources that simultaneously creates an inviting and interactive space for both the production of leather and and the community at large. The design of the craft space revolves around the flow of materials through the aggregation of tanning units that creates a gradient of the landscape and a hierarchy of forms. The design seeks to reintegrate the pits into the landscape creating a natural cascade of material and a dynamic architectural language.