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Abdulrahman Gazzaz Selected Projects


Index A healthy workplace

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House without a form

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Cricket Pavilion

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Fractal House

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Urban beach

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Housing

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Salisbury vision

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Planning application

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Light-fittings supporting document

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Fun Lights

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Atmospheric Elevation

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A Healthy Workplace 2011

A Healthy Workplace

Program: Location: Duration: Professor:

public open space Program: coleford, ukpublic open space Location: 9 months coleford, uk Duration: 9 months Rachel Serah Professor: Rachel Serah

2011

The aim of the project was to develop a space at which The aim of the project to develop a space at which organizations can operate as well as was stand-alone can operate ascoleford. well as stand-alone working studios organizations for general public living in working studios for general public living in coleford.

to achieve this ato thorough analysis has been made achieve this a thorough analysis hasinbeen made in regards to passive design, material stability, spatial regards to passive design, material stability, spatial quality, and easequality, of construction. and ease of construction. the end result is the a clip-on construction usingmethod using end result is a clip-onmethod construction Reinforced Concrete (GRC). Glass ReinforcedGlass Concrete (GRC). thecan entire buildingbe canconstructed therefore beand constructed and the entire building therefore deconstructed within two weeks. deconstructed within two weeks.

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<N Scale 1:100

GROUND Floor

ground

site plan and sections

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Garden Liesure

Circulation

Liesure

Circulation

Liesure

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First Floor

Scale 1:100

GROUND Floor

First Floor

Circulation

Garden

W.C

Fire Escape

Garden

Circulation

Liesure

Liesure

Circulation

W.C

Fire Escape

W.C Circulation

Liesure

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First Floor

Scale 1:100

1

1

GROUND Floor

2

2

rentable offices

4

3

1

flexible meeting room

second floor

ground floor

ground floor

4

3

2

first floor

Second Floor

Fire Escape

Second Floor

4

3

d floor

first floor

first floor

second floor flexible meeting room

circulation

flexible meeting from left to right:circulation room plan, worker lounge ground floor plan, first floorrentable offices

second floor plan.

rentable offices

second floor

circulation worker lounge

worker lounge

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FRONT -EAST- ELEVATION

SCALE 1:100

BACK -WEST- ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

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SOUTH ELEVATION

clockwise: assembly diagram, east & west elevation, north & south elevation, atmospheric elevation, winter heat gain diagram, summer heat loss diagram.


conceptual sections

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interior atmosphere (above) exterior vision for coleford (below)

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Details Details Details

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2

3

1 1

3 3

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2 2

4

4 4

Details

Ground floor detail scale 1:10

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first floordetail underfloor heating scale 1:10

roof garden detail scale 1:10

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various detail studies

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detail section


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House without a Form 2003

Program:

Public

Duration: Professor:

28 days Elena Marco

House without a Form Montreal, QC Location: 2003

Public Program: Within the house, Montreal, QC Location:a sequence of seven spaces. Duration:We design 28 days it, which means we search for it Marco in our memory, Professor: Elena

oak, brass, wax a sequence of atmospheres of colors, shines and hues thresholds intuitively, imagining it to be a real seams and joints from of architectural flesh and blood. Within thething house, one material piece to another oak, brass, wax Weoflook forspaces. and concentrate on a sequence seven tactile qualities. a sequence of atmospheres things means we know We designthe it, which weabout it We don't think of this of colors, shines and hues of its use search forthe it invariations our memory, house in terms of form. thresholds possibleit users, intuitively, its imagining to be aand realits placeseams and joints from in order to find what we thing of architectural fleshout and blood. Peter Zumthor, January 1999 one material piece to another don't know about it yet. We look for and concentrate on tactile qualities. the things we know about it We don't think of this We think of this house in terms the variations of its use house in terms of form. ofusers, scentsand andits smells its possible placeand light perfumes of sounds, reverberations, in order to find out what we Peter Zumthor, January 1999 noise in itterms don't know about yet. of dimness, shadow, light enclosure and exposure openness and We think of this house in containment terms intimacy and spaciousness of scents and smells and light andreverberations, looseness perfumes density of sounds, looking out, beingshadow, inside noise in terms of dimness, a charged composition of light enclosure and exposure ordered in rooms openness materials and containment intimacy and spaciousness density and looseness looking out, being inside

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opennessand andalienation. alienation. openness threegiant giantwalls,without walls,withouta aceiling. ceiling. three allof ofthe thefour fourseasons seasonsare arepresent. present. all transluscentstairs stairsseemingly seemingly endless. transluscent endless. views viewsnorth northeast eastand andwest. west. solid. solid.everything everythingisisconcrete. concrete. the thestairs stairsare areofoftransparent transparentconcrete. concrete.

it is dark and isolated. it is dark and isolated. the low ceiling hightens the sence of isolation. the low ceiling hightens the sence of isolation. 80 mm of glass wrap around four blackened walls. 80 mm of glass wrap around four blackened walls. lightprotrudes. protrudes. light pereforatedmetal metalfloors floorsbring bring surroundings. pereforated in in thethe surroundings.

slopedoutdoor outdoorbridge bridgeinstantly instantly brings aa sloped brings oneback backtotonature. nature. one leadstotothe thewooden woodenroom, room, laced with itit leads laced with strips stripsof ofwood woodand andlight. light. the pefectly. thefloor floorisismarble, marble,light lightreflects reflects pefectly. aa simulation simulationofofnature natureoccurs. occurs.

thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;saadoor dooron onthe theright. right. thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s descend. descend. slitinvites inviteslight lightinside. inside. aa slit enterthe theden. den. enter theceiling ceilingisiscomfortably comfortablylow. low. the not notaawall wallisisconnected. connected. warm warmfloors floorsofofwood woodrecall recallnature. nature.

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a hollow a hollow concrete concrete box box is constructed. is constructed.

if you if you poke poke your your head head inside inside you you willwill see. see.

different different views. views.

a hollow box is constructed as an installation. poke your head inside and you will see different views and seasons, certain feelings will arise.

different different seasons. seasons.

certain certain feelings feelings aise. aise.

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clockwise: project form, plan, east elevation.

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Crooked Cricket 2004

Location: Duration: Professor:

Cricket Pavilion, Bristol, UK 28 days Thom Gorst

The Housing Association (HA) seeks to provide a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the following types of units distributed equally: Family of 1+ unit with one bedroom, suitable for a single adult, or a couple without children. Family of 2+ unit with two bedrooms, suitable for a couple with one child or two children of the same sex; or for two sharing adults, not living as a couple. Family 3+ units with three bedrooms, suitable for a couple with children of different sex. The HA is also aware of the need for such units to accommodate three or more adults, possibly of different generations, who may require a degree of independence from each other. Workshop/studios have direct access to the public domain and to delivery vehicle access at the ground level. the workshop can accommodate for a range of close-up light-loaded activities such as making jewellery to dirty, heavily loaded activities such as vehicle maintenance.

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section number:

01

02

0404

0505

03

0606

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the project on site (left) interior study (right)

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Fractal House 2003

residential Program: uk Location: Fractalbath, House Duration: 42 days 2003 Professor: Elena Marco

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Program: “Throughout the history residential of architecture, there have been numerous definitions of ‘house’. Inbath, all the uk definitions which endow the house Location: with something more than four walls and a roof, the words symbol, Duration: 42 days myth, dream and happiness appear again and again. When these definitions attempt to establish an origin, resource is made to the Professor: Elena Marco words shelter, abode, hut, den and cabin and always with reference to primitive architecture, anonymous architecture or popular architecture. The idea of the archetypical, original first housethere is ashave present in numerous the “Throughout the history of architecture, been thoughts of modern architects is definitions in those of which essay-writers andhouse definitions of ‘house’. In as all itthe endow the architectural theorists throughout the ages. As Joseph with something more than four walls and a roof, Rykwert the words symbol, demonstrates, the primitive cabin, home toagain the first is not an these myth, dream and happiness appear andman, again. When accidental concern of theorists nor is itanbyorigin, mere resource chance aispart of to the definitions attempt to establish made myth orwords ritual.shelter, A returnabode, to the hut, roots always implies rethinking whatreference is den and cabin and always with usuallytodone. The primitive cabin provides aarchitecture model for anyone primitive architecture, anonymous or popular architecture. interested buildings in general and the private retreatisinasparticular.” The in idea of the archetypical, original first house present in the Private Retreats, Gustau Gili Galfetti,architects GG publishers, thoughts of modern as1995 it is in those of essay-writers and architectural theorists throughout the ages. As Joseph Rykwert Max and Alex are a couple who livecabin, in London. demonstrates, the primitive home to the first man, is not an Alex isaccidental a fashion designer for the street. concern working of theorists nor high is it by mere chance a part of Max ismyth a travel writer Aand works primarily home. or ritual. return to the roots from always implies rethinking what is Both are interested architecture and design. usually done.inThe primitive cabin provides a model for anyone They have come to Bath to build a retreat tothe escape interested in buildings in general and private retreat in particular.” from busy life in London. Private Retreats, Gustau Gili Galfetti, GG publishers, 1995 they want to build something of the highest quality designMax and and innovation, the best available. Alex areusing a couple whomaterials live in London. a unique environment is acquired. Alexspatial is a fashion designer working for the high street. Max is a travel writer and works primarily from home. Both are interested in architecture and design. They have come to Bath to build a retreat to escape from busy life in London. they want to build something of the highest quality design and innovation, using the best materials available.


backyard

free space

c’ b’ a’ entrance

b a

c

site plan (left) floor plan within context (right)

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Devision devision Floor floor View view

eat eat 01 01 view on energetic University university

sit/play sit/play 02 02 Busy Street busy st.peter street

This project is in essence an exploration of devision.

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This was achieved by utilizing each space according to the desired functions the project is an devision. given by the client and adjusting each through lateral exploration of devision. each space is designated a certain function thus giving the form an irregular shape.

Devision devision Floor floor View view


devision Devision

Floor floor View view

sleep sleep 03 03 balconyStreet adjacent street view Balcony View

devision Devision

meditate meditate

Floor floor

04 04 view onto backstreets Balcony with

view

View view

Bath is a rich with historic culture and outsdanding city views, it was for that reason that views out were given the highest priority.

views aresignificance given the top The house begins to fracture according toout the of the view. proprity and for that reason the house begins to fracture Basic human needs govern the rest. according to these views.

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Front Elevation scale 1:100

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Back Elevation scale 1:100

Section a - a’ scale 1:100

from left: front elevation, back elevation, section a-a’, section b-b’

Section b - b’ scale 1:100


Sectional Perspective c - câ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ( technical ) scale 1:50

Axonometric axonometric (left) images showing different views of the project (right)

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Urban Beach 2003

Program: Location: Duration: Professor:

public open space bristol, uk 42 days Elena Marco

In UK The Government is overseeing a fundamental shift of power away from Westminster to councils, communities and homes across the nation. this is Localism. Bristol City Council, which is the local planning authority in Bristol has sought out students at the Univesity of the West of England to provide a public space for the idle Redcliffe Wharf site. their aim was to give local residents, national and international visitors an outdoor attraction that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. this form of development will then create a stronger sence of community through meeting peoples needs and aspirations. The project brings together an analytical approach to transforming a river front into a beach. the site is to be reconstucted into a smooth concrete finish to simulate sand. the landscape resembles a deconstucted boat dock, it gives people the freedom to ascend or descend to control views of the city. undeneath the structure a carpark is provided so visitors will not impose on the traffic around the area. over the structure three solid objects are present: a cafe, market and access to the carpark are provided.

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clockwise: site plan, analysis of air pollution, wind flow, noise pollution, access, shadows at sunset, wintrer/summer sun path.


clockwise: Entrance pavilion, below groun parking, free market space, cafĂŠ, cafĂŠ axonometric.

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north elevation (above) west section (below)

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clockwise: 1:500 model, 1:50 model showing topography of the three spaces, full model, project on site.

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A Space Inside 2004

Location: Duration: Professor:

Cumberland Basin, Bristol, uk 84 days Elena Marco

The Housing Association (HA) seeks to provide a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the following types of units distributed equally: Family of 1+ unit with one bedroom, suitable for a single adult, or a couple without children. Family of 2+ unit with two bedrooms, suitable for a couple with one child or two children of the same sex; or for two sharing adults, not living as a couple. Family 3+ units with three bedrooms, suitable for a couple with children of different sex. The HA is also aware of the need for such units to accommodate three or more adults, possibly of different generations, who may require a degree of independence from each other. Workshop/studios have direct access to the public domain and to delivery vehicle access at the ground level. the workshop can accommodate for a range of close-up light-loaded activities such as making jewellery to dirty, heavily loaded activities such as vehicle maintenance.

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a

b

a’

b’

site plan

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3.3

3.3

3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3

3.2 3.2

house for a family family of consisting 2.0 for a 2+, 2.0 house 2+ members, larger spaces and 2.1 spaces and a balcony. 2.1 larger balcony is offered.

of a

house for family of consisting of house for aa family 3+ members, theyet. largest yet. with 3+, the largest balconies around the house and a with balconies around feature. double height ceiling roof. the house + double height ceiling.

3.1 3.1

3.0 3.0

2.0 2.0

2.1

1.0 1.0

2.1

consisting of 1.0 house housefor for aa family family of 1+, 1.0 1+ members, only ground floor the only ones withaafront frontyard. yard. dwellings contain

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bedroom bathroom living circulation

section b-bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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bedroom bathroom living circulation

section a-aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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south-western elevation

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axonometric

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detail section


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A Vision for Salisbury 2011

Program: Location: Duration: Professor:

mixed-use The maltings and central carpark , Salisbury, uk 10 months John Comparelli

The maltings, arguably the gateway into Salisbury, is currently an asphalt wasteland. the beeps and bustle of parking cars and supermarket carts drowns out the adjacent reed bedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magic. nostalgia for nature aside, previous studies have shown that the malings and central carpark has an undisputed strong presence within Salisburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urban fabric. what a waste. any solutions? barrage the site, and the reed beds will step into the fore. give people what they want. give people the power to actively participate. a modular structure allows for a more dynamic urban morphology. plug & play. skip public consultations. residential, office, and retail units coexist in this frame.

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Legend proposed development watermeadows/nature access to the maltings river lines

existing buildings Market Place

site section (above) site plan (below)

Salisbury Church

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Salisbury Church

Reed Bed Connections Reintroducing reed beds into the maltings site aims to reinforce Salisburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique natural scene as well as enriching the towns natural resources and promoting biodiversity. The reed beds will be used as a natural water treatment plant that would provide clean water for the surrounding homeses and establishments.

site section (above) site plan (below)

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circulation/service residential

circulation/service

residential

circulation/service

residential + office

circu

circu

expansion

vertical/horizontal

vertical/horizontal

vertical

horizontal

vertical

none

verti

verti

type

complex

complex

complex

basic

complex

basic

com

com

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axonometric

first floor

ground level entrance

unit


ulation/service

office

circulation/service

office

circulation/service

residential/office

circulation/service

ical

horizontal

vertical

vertical/horizontal

vertical

vertical/horizontal

vertical

basic

complex

complex

complex

complex

complex

mplex

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Fisherton Street

site plan showing ground floor configurations

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Units are slotted in and bolted into place for weatherproofingpurposes.

Repeat process across the entire structure.

perspective showing the backside of the project (left) perspective simulating first-person view (right) assembly diagram (top)

Forklift picks up the assembled units and slots them into place.

Assemble into contained units.

Transport prefabricated units to the Maltings Warehouse,Salisbury.

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Siuations

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s

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Bathe/Work

sectional elevation showing various situations

Work/Socalize


Work/Shop

Excercise/Drink

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Car Park Strategy Section (Above) Basement Floor Plan (Below)

x2

section (above) car parking basement plan (below)

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section showing assembly/car parking strategy

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perspective along site

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detail section showing: structural detail, fixing detail, roof detail, window detail, floor detail

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Planning Application 2011

Program: Location: Duration: Employer:

mixed-use salisbury, uk 90 days Mike Devereux

This document is an official planning application that can be sent to the Wiltshire County Council, which is the regional planning authority at which Salisbury is a part of and any form of development must go through them first. this is explored at different scales, from city wide to site specific and is done over three different time frames. the past refers to how things are today, morphology of the surroundings, relationships between buildings, access and uses all constitute to the present situation. the historic development of the city, the pattern of its urban development, the streets, the buildings, the people who have lived there before and the activities they have engaged in. the future of the city, where the proposed project becomes most relevant. Wiltshire County Council already have a very clear idea of the future of their city at scales from county and city wide to site specific. They express their view in a variety of planning policy documents which had to be respected. uk law requires Wiltshire Council to determine the application in accordance with their local policy framework as well as national planning policy documents.

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Light-fittings Supporting Document 2012

Program: Location: Duration: Employer:

Hotel / Beach Resort nilavelli, sri lanka 7 days Shiu-Kay Kan

This document sets out the specifications and placement of light fittings for a beach resort in Sri Lanka, it has been prepared in preparation for a site visit in September 2012 when the shipment of light fixtures arrives to the country. The Client is Anilana Properties Ltd. which is a major property development in Sri Lanka. They have appointed the local architectural firm Mano Ponniah & Associates Ltd. to provide the architectural scheme, but they have found that they had lack of experience in producing a modern, efficient, and sustainable lighting schemes and have therefore reached out to SKK lighting Consultancy in London, which is where I am working. SKK is dedicated to providing lighting solutions that highly comply with the Building Regulations Part L which deals with energy efficient lighting within the UK. The client has requested that we provide a lighting solution that is up to the highest quality of standards which adheres to the Part L document.

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Fun Lights 2012

Program: Location: Duration: Company:

shop catalogue London, uk 17 days SKK lighting consultancy ltd.

SKK lighting consultancy developed a new line of lighting known as the ‘soft option’ or ‘fun lights’ and needed a catalogue in order to launch it. the lights are made through rotational molding techniques which enables any form to become a ight fixture. the catalogue is available in the SKK shop located in Soho, London or on their website www.skk.net

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[OLD] University Portfolio  

Projects at The University of the West of England 2008-2012

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