Fabian Schroder

Plastic Habitat

Instead of merely taking up space, we cultivate and inhabit the world that surrounds us. Our settlements, often wedged in hostile environments, pursue fantasies of homely places yet to come. Dubai’s new master planned communities reflect upon these ideas of residential utopias, resisting the inhospitable conditions and provide a secluded “home” for a rather privileged minority. In the barren vastness of the coastline, a sleek seriality of townhouses drowns us in clear-cut angles and geometries; and the desert – once a feared antagonist – is put in place, ironically by tamed structures of a former ‘wild’ nature. Marcel Wrzesinski

Al Barsha, 2017
Jumeirah Park, 2015
Zaabeel, 2015
Pearl Jumeirah, 2017
Jumeirah Golf Estates, 2015
Mira Townhouses Community, 2019
District 1, 2019
Al Barsha #2, 2017
Falcon City of Wonders, 2015
Pearl Jumeirah #2, 2017
Mohammed Bin Rashid City, 2017
Untitled #2, 2019
Jumeirah Park Villa, 2017
Jumeirah Park Nova, 2017
Foto Tallinn, Tallinn, EE, 2019