B.ARCH. PORTFOLIO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH [2011 - 2016]
Rhinoceros 3Ds Max Vray Rendering Google SketchUP Autodesk Autocad Autodesk Maya Grasshopper Zbrush Revit Adobe Suite Photoshop Lightroom Illustrator InDesign AfterEffects EXPERIENCE
Saudi Diyar Consultants, Jeddah, KSA | Summer 2014 Hyder Consultants, Jeddah, KSA | Summer 2015
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971507610486 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia +966581400339 References available upon request. EDUCATION IGCSE: Al-Wadi International School, Jeddah, KSA 2005 - 2007 ALevels: Thamer International School, Jeddah, KSA 2007 - 2009 B.Arch: American University of Sharjah, UAE 2010 - 2016 GPA: 3.9 CGPA: 3.17
ARC 502 Thesis Project - Almost Natural Architecture: ON-FED [Vertical Erosion] SPRING 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS | ARCHITECTURE
ARC 401 Comprehensive Studio: [Exhibit] Artist's Desert Retreat SPRING 2015 ARC 201 Painting Analysis: Cyprus Retreat FALL 2011 ARC 202 Bastakiya Residence: Bricks on Bricks SPRING 2012 ARC 301 Spacial Conventions: Mediatheque FALL 2013 ARC 302 Structural Exploration: UAE Robotics SPRING 2014 ARC 501 Experimental: Mleiha Structure FALL 2015
THESIS PROJECT | ALMOST NATURAL Collaboration: Takwa El Gammal Instructor: Faysal Tabbara Course: ARC 502 Year: Spring 2016 Title: ON-FED [Vertical Erosion] Software: Zbrush The proposal comprises of a vertical botanical garden and private residence for a botanist, located in the deserts of Mleiha. Our response to the studio brief of creating an almost natural architectural condition is through creating a single material system that allows for both precise and platonic spaces and forms as well as rough and highly textured ones. The result of this is a vertical monument in the desert that appears to be natural through integrating the roughness of the cacti and the gardens with a highly precise synthetic assembly.
ARTISTSâ€™ DESERT RETREAT | COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO Instructor: George Newlands Course: ARC 402 Year: Spring 2015 Title: Desert [Exhbit] Software: Rhino | Autocad
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This project is part of a comprehensive studio that mainly explored the materials and methods possible for the construction process of buildings. The program revolves around a summer workshop for 8 sculptors, and so provides them with dwelling units, studios, parkings, a common workshop, dining area, and a gallery space. In this case, the spacial arrangement and clustering of the parts forms a larger dwelling community within the Sharjah desert.
CYPRUS RETREAT Instructor: Faysal Tabbara Course: ARC 201 Year: Fall 2011 Title: Cyprus Retreat Software: Rhino
The concept of this project was to create a unique residential unit located on a cliff with a sea-view. The focus was on producing a unique procession throughout the entire project by controlling or framing certain views or experiences, and on manipulating the surrounding landscape/site.
BASTAKIYA RESIDENCE Instructor: Michael Hughes Course: ARC 202 Year: Spring 2012 Title: Bricks on Bricks Software: Rhino The main focus of this project was to create a residential unit for an artist that would be placed in a heritage site - known as Bastakiya. The aim was to produce a contemporary addition to the existing conditions/context, in a complimentary way, while maintaining the use of the brick module and integrating a courtyard.
SPATIAL CONCEPTION: MEDUATHEQUE Instructor: Bill Sarnecky Course: ARC 301 Year: Fall 2013 Title: Mediatheque Software: Rhino | Autocad This project is a proposal for a mediatheque that holds offices, smart rooms, a meeting space, a gallery space, and an exhibition space. The spaces are of flexible use in which different types of in-print media and digital media are displayed. Creating two volumes connected with an outdoor green belt and a green roof seemed as an ideal introduction and solution to the lack of greenery on the site.
PROTOARCHITECTURE Instructor: Ken Tracy Course: ARC 302 Year: Spring 2014 Title: UAE Robotics Software: Autodesk Maya The aim of this project was to create a furniture GalleryWorkshop that would stem from an existing heritage area in Sharjah. The process included exploring structural possibilities, and constraints, as a method of form generation. Structure was a main concern, and played a major role as a tool for designing the space.
FOLD|UNFOLD: MATERIAL STUDY Instructor: George Katodrytis Course: ARC 501 Year: Fall 2015 Title: Folding and Unfolding Software: Grasshopper The project is a series of parallel sections, the outcome of early work, of folded profiled structures which excavate the land along the mountain lines. In a physical and digital exploration, projections into the future of almost natural habitats are made. This tectonic structure is controlled by environmental parameters, such as wind, sunlight and temperature, as it folds and unfolds outwards to adapt to changing climatic conditions. The transition and spacial movement aims for a â€˜sequential beautificationâ€™.
TABLE OF CONTENT | DESIGN
ARC 311 Illustration and Rendering | Gallery Exhibit FALL 2015 ARC 433 ADV. Topics Digital Fabrication: Design/Build FALL 2013 ARC 39409 Topological Formations SUMMER 2013 DES 120 Free-Hand Drawing FALL 2010 ARC 211 Intermediate Drawing | Gallery Exhibit FALL 2013
Instructor: George Katodrytis Course: ARC 311 Year: Fall 2015 Title: Avalanche Software: After Effects
TARKEEB: DESIGN/ BUILD Instructor: Bill Sarnecky Course: ARC 433 Year: Spring 2015 Title: Tarkeeb This award-winning design/build team project proposes the integration of a table, seating, and display area at the side entryway of the College of Architecture, Art and Design in the American University of Sharjah. Architecture students in 5th Year led by Asst. Professor Bill Sarnecky designed and started building the project in fall 2012.The proposed project combines a family of functions into a hybrid structure that defines the side entry to the College and provides a much needed exterior study and gathering place. I have contributed to the digital and matrial fabrication process.
INTERMEDIATE DRAWING Instructor: David Hewitt Course: DES 120 Year: Fall 2010 Title: Ornamental
The subject of the artworks presented here are still life (objects), abstract (representational), and landscape/interior (place). What matters about the drawings is the attempt to communicate ideas, feelings and reactions that were inspired by the subject. It is important to recognize and represent the connotative, symbolic, and suggestive aspects of the subject.
Theme: Identity Title: Suspended Instructor: David Hewitt Course: ARC 265 Year: Fall 2013 Title: Subject Matter(s) Description: We are growing to live in a superficial world, where appearance and essence collide. The drawing embodies the quarrel of an independent woman, one who is trying to find a solid path on unstable grounds. Do the heels strengthen or hinder her performance and pace in life? Medium: charcoal on archers paper.
Theme: Identity Title: Days Instructor: David Hewitt Course: ARC 265 Year: Fall 2013 Title: Subject Matter(s)
Description: The set of drawings represent a womanâ€şs aspiration to embark an active role in society. The high heels take on characters that portray its feel on different days as they appear to be humorous in an otherwise interchanging environment.
Medium: pen and ink on watercolor paper.
FREE-HAND DRAWING Instructor: David Hewitt Course: DES 120 Year: Fall 2010 Title: Elements of Analysis The subject of the artworks presented here are still life (objects), abstract (representational), and landscape/interior (place). What matters about the drawings is the attempt to communicate ideas, feelings and reactions that were inspired by the subject. It is important to recognize and represent the connotative, symbolic, and suggestive aspects of the subject.
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