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Abdullah Abu-Tahnat Works / Portfolio c 2012 Bachelor Of Science In Architecture University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture US Address 1103 Providence Ct. Arlington, TX 76015 UAE Address P.O.Box 44940 Abu Dhabi, UAE abdullah.abu-tahnat@mavs.uta.edu US 817.501.9596 UAE 050.666.8157


CONTENTS 01 CONTENENTAL BRIDGE

DALLAS TX

05 THE DOOLA HOTEL AUSTIN TX 09 TOWN HOMES DALLAS TX 13 MUSEUM OF PUNISHMENT EXECUTION AND TORTURE SAN FRANSISCO CA 19 COMO CENTERAL LIBRARY COMO ITALY 21 COHEN BROTHERS RESIDENCE CAPRAROLA ITALY 23 FILM INSTITUE OF ROME ROME ITALY 25 MEDITATION CENTERDALLAS TX 27 POLO RALPH LAUREN DEPT STORE DALLAS TX 29 INTERIOR LOFT PROJECTDALLAS TX 33 ROME SKETCHES


CONTINENTAL BRIDGE PROJECT CONTINENTAL STREET DALLAS, TX

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The concept of the design is a bridge in motion with a twisting photovotaic canopy simulates the flow of the river and the wind creating a sense of motion. Four large windmills, running along the whole length of the bridge, produce enough energy to power 1400 homes and businesses and generate the income to pay for maintaining the bridge. A lake and fishing pond were added to the site.

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A new street bridge was built over the Trinity River connecting downtown Dallas to the lower income west side of Dallas. Therefore, the old street bridge, the Continental Bridge, will be transformed into a pedestrian bridge. The problem in this project was how to converge the two very different sides of Dallas. The solution was to transform the bridge into a park, accessible to the public. STUDENT PRODUCT


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THE DOOLA HOTEL AUSTIN TX

This project is a study in urban design and stainability. The objective was to design a hotel with retail space underneath on the ground level. The hotel must correspond to green, low energy technologies and must follow all building code requirements. The facade corresponds with the sun and consists of ceramic tubes that provide shade and lower energy costs. The first floor of the hotel contains retail space with an arcade on the outside to promote pedestrian walking.

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TOWN HOMES TRAVIS STREET DALLAS, TX

The objective of this project was to create five townhomes in a limited space with limited set back requirements and limited set building hieghts. The challenge was to create four levels, including the garage level, within the given hieght restrection. the solution was to have low cielings in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms while opening up the living area and stairs in a triple volume space.

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MOPET

ALCATRAZ ISLAND SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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This very historical site, on Alcatraz Island, is located in the San Francisco Bay area. Often referred to as “The Rock�, the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison until March 21, 1963. In 1972 Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986, and is now open to tours. The project is to create a museum featuring torture devices as a part of the tours that take place there on a daily basis.

The concept of MOPET (Museum of Punishment, Execution and Torture) is to create a concrete building that resembles a rock in form. Slanted walls resemble the jagged edges of a rock and give the tourist the illusion of floors opening up and closing in on one another as one circulates through the galleries. An atrium that runs through the entire building is designed to look like an M.C. Esher painting with bridges and escalators running in different directions with an exposed glass elevator atop a water feature overlooking the atrium. 14


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FLOOR 11 159' - 9 7/16"

ROOF 146' - 3 17/32"

2ND FLOOR 127' - 9 17/32"

1ST FLOOR 108' - 1"

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COMO CENTERAL LIBRARY COMO, ITALY

The objective of the design was to add or renovate an existing building. The program focused on creating a space for a library that students from the near by school can go to. As an urban design set pieces were added to create a system of buildings to form the piazza in front of the library.

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COHEN BROTHERS RESIDENCE CAPRAROLA, ITALY

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FILM INSTITUTE OF ROME ROME, ITALY

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MEDITATION CENTER DALLAS, TX

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POLO RALPH LAUREN DEPT STORE DALLAS, TX

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INTERIOR LOFT PROJECT DALLAS, TX

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ROME SKETCHES

SANT’ AGNESE

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PALAZZO FARNESE

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PALAZZO MASIMO

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