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352- Design Studio Portfolio Ahmed Atalla


Project 1- Research Phase Time line- trial 1

Works of DS+R 1997- 2007

Works of DS+R 2008-2017

In this phase of the project we researched a specific architecture office, and accordingly rearranged their works and achievements into a a timeline. The time line presents major events of the architects lives and reflecting on the prizes and life changing incidents that affected the architects.


Project 1- Research Phase Time line- trial 2

Works of DS+R 1997-2003

Works of DS+R 2010-2016

In this phase of the project we improved the previously finished timelines of the architects, to represent more the trophies and major changing events that took place in the career life of the architects, in this case Diller Scofidio and Renfro.


Project 1- Research Phase Concept board-trial 2

Sketches- trial 1

Works of DS+R concept board General Sketches

In this phase of the project we used the previous timelines, to set a criteria or an architect’s profile/style. According to the buildings a few key words were associated to the architects.


Project 1- Research Phase Site analysis: topography

Stage 1

Stage 2

Works of DS+R 1997- 2007

Stage 3 Layers of cork are placed (3 mm each) representing 1 foot for each layer. Then the spaces are filled with clay to give a smooth texture. Then the whole site is sprayed with green to give the real colour and texture of the site.


Project 1- Design Phase Concept sketch

Overlaying design concept

Concept model- phase 1

Concept model for overlaying concept

In this phase of the project we sketched a few designs then tried to transform them into 3d physical models. Using different techniques we transformed a 2d sketch into a 3d form to give conceptual idea of how the building should look like.


Project 1- Design Phase Concept sketch

Wavy design concept

Concept model- phase 1

Concept model for wavy design

In this phase of the project we sketched a few designs then tried to transform them into 3d physical models. Using different techniques we transformed a 2d sketch into a 3d form to give conceptual idea of how the building should look like.


Project 1- Design Phase Concept Model- final phase

In this phase of the project we produced a variety of concept models. We also named those concept models . We had to also describe what was common between these concepts and other works by the same architects.


Project 1- Design Phase Semi-Finished Design

Stage 1

Stage 2- Isometric shot

Stage 2- Layout

In this phase of the project we produced an actual design of a house that represented the conceptual ideas of our chosen architects. Left shows a stage one of the design, the two wood pieces in the photo were used to produce the overlaying waves with correct proportions. Right are photos of the semi final project.


Project 1- Design Phase Semi-Finished Design

These photos show the 4 elevations of the semi finished design, which were used later to produce hand drawn elevations and sections. These elevations were rescaled to be 1:100 to produce accurate elevation designs.


Project 1- Design Phase Semi-Finished Design

In this phase of the project we produced plans and hand drawn elevations. The plans were drawn by using the layout shot of the building, sketching the outline of the curves then drawing the plans within to accommodate needs of users. The plans evolved from a simple plan far left to furnished plans on the right. Second row far right shows the cut through section in one of the parts of the house


Project 1- Design Phase Finished Design

In this phase of the project we produced a final architecture model of the house design. This final design included more articulation and landscaping. It also had to fit the previously created site topography.


Midterm Design Concept sketch

Midterm front view

Concept model- phase 1

Midterm side view

In this phase we were asked to design a small house for a single user (architect) during a span of one week. We had to be inspired by one of many architects that were on the class list. In this case Rem Koolhaas


Midterm Design Plans Design

In this phase we were asked to design a small house for a single user (architect) during a span of one week. We had to be inspired by one of many architects that were on the class list. In this case Rem Koolhaas


Midterm Design Elevation-Section Design

In this phase we were asked to design a small house for a single user (architect) during a span of one week. We had to be inspired by one of many architects that were on the class list. In this case Rem Koolhaas


352- Project 1 & midterm portfolio