Soha Ali

Wearable Architecture


From my childhood to this day, my family would talk about the most diverse topics, for an unfamiliar soul these topics would seem arbitrary but for us, these topics explored the oceans of our articulate minds. It was the width of pillars, the carvings in Saint Peters, how the leaning tower of Pisa leans at an angle of exact 5.5 degrees. Architecture leaves its impression on one’s mind and perspective, I’ve grown up with a family of architects and engineers that has transformed my perspective, my curiosities are very different from the interests of others. Architectural structures creates curiosity within me, materials and their different textures pull me towards them, to feel their texture, to calculate their strength. From this curiosity stems my passion for jewelry and the intricacies behind its mechanism. My work revolves around the materials used to build beautiful architecture and its coexistence with semi-precious metals. Through my thesis I also investigate the relation between time and the strength and texture of concrete.

“You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces. That is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say: This is beautiful. That is Architecture. Art enters in.”  –Le Corbusier

More Courses

© 2023, MDSVAD at Beaconhouse National University.