The hustle and bustle of metropolitan Beirut has inspired designer Nathalie Harb to erect what she calls, 'The Silent Room,' an all-pink pop-up house next to the highway, which gives citizen access to silence.
Observing that silence is a privilege only few can indulge in, Harb sought to create a space in which inhabitants could escape the noise-polluted downtown. The Silent Room allows people to enter for 30-minute sessions, giving them a chance to meditate and reset. The facade of the pop-up structure appears to be a skeletal rendition of a traditional house -- absent of furniture, ceilings and doors.
The color pink was chosen intentionally to challenge conventional notions of calming colors, claiming that the electric hue is calming due to its resemblance to "skin or images of the embryo."
The room, which was created for Beirut Design Week, explores the reoccurring theme of meditative spaces that have been dominating design shows this year.
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