Bahari is an innovative design initiative entailing the use of ephemeral unique architectural structures to help individuals own their space and express themselves fully through them. The architectural structures are built with low-cost and recyclable waste materials to bring about unique high-impact settings for its users.
‘Bahari’ is taken from the native Swahili dialect and means ‘breeze’ or ‘vast’. This was chosen as the perfect name for the project for its representation of space, an environment without limits or restrictions and something ephemeral.
Space should not just represent property or surroundings, but an avenue for growth and opportunities, and more importantly creative collaborations (quick group meetings) and good memories.
The purpose of Bahari is to serve as an upgraded gateway from the mono-functional and mundane pre-existing learning or hangout spaces to make space optimal for quick group meetings or personal projects. This will create an environment of creativity and excitement for students and faculty to reach more eureka moments in teaching and learning.