“Hat Horoof” approaches the idea of blending Arabic letters using two different directions. The first approach uses a system of connected letters that achieves the blend with the urban space, the system uses letters to form sentences which can be embedded within the environment as street seating. The seating that is made out of the word allows for an opportunity of interaction with the people and triggers a unique experience that differs from one person to the other and also differs from the single letters. A common design element is used to create a standardization in the measurements of the font and to create the consistency in design that eases the process of turning that word into a piece of furniture. The second approach of merging the letters is using the letters on their own without being in a sentence or combining them with other letters. This direction will allow for the usage of the letters’ shapes to design street furniture. Using the letter itself without a sentence requires the letter format to be edited and redesigned until it reaches a format that will make it a functional and comfortable piece of furniture and also allow it to smoothly blend but yet trigger an experience with the user. Examples of the street furniture that can be executed using this direction of design are street chairs/seating areas, beach showers, water fountains, garbage bins, etc.
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Refaee, Ahmad, "Hat Horoof" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 100.
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