Parallel Studio’s ‘Solitary’ installation highlights emotional states of autism through parametric design and sound in collaboration with visual designer Aysha Al Nafisi.

Depicting a child in solitude, the installation takes a sensory-driven approach to translate characteristics of individuals with autism heightening emotional and behavioral awareness. The material choice of steel evokes difficulties of social interaction, where sounds emulates the feeling of sensory overload experienced by autistics today.

About Parallel Studio
Parallel Studio is a multidisciplinary design practice based in Kuwait. Founder and architect Mai Al Busairi, an alumni of Kuwait University, aspires to challenge perceptions derived from research and findings. The design practice has worked on the Kuwait Pavilion in the International Architecture Exhibition 2014 and 2016 at La Biennale di Venezia. They have also collaborated with Architecture Association School of Architecture in London, SCI- Arch Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and IAAC Institute for Advanced Architecture for Catatonia in Spain.