Ali ElSinbawy - Portfolio of Selected Works (2018-2021)

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ALI ELSINBAWY Work Sample Selected Works 2018-2021



CONTENTS ACADEMIC COLUMBIA GSAPP

O1.THE ANTICIPATORY RUIN COLLECTIVES

Summer 2021 The Beach Lab by Tei Carpenter Advanced AAD Studio

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02.URBAN METABOLISM Spring 2021 The Factory Studio by Mimi Hoang Advanced VI

03.THE INTERSTITIAL AGENCY

Fall 2020 Reconnecting Beirut by Richard Plunz, Victor Body-Lawson

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PROFESSIONAL

04. KAM SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL

November 2019 - Junior Architect

05.AL-MADINA GENERAL HOSPITAL April 2020 - Junior Architect

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ACADEMIC AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO 06.RECYCLING THE INTANGIBLE The Shadow Museum Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED AAD STUDIO/ THE BEACH LAB/ SUMMER 2021

01.THE ANTICIPATORY RUIN COLLECTIVES Ruins have long been artifacts that remind us of the passage of time, not only a remnant of the past but also a fragment of the future. They provoke forms of imagination yet often the ruin is stagnated in its entropic transformation. The Anticipatory Ruin collective is rather considering the design for the Beach Lab of Violet’s Cove as: 1. a material tectonic process, rather than a finite architecture. 2. a regenerative scaffold and form of care. 3. a platform for wonder and education. This approach was provoked from our observations of the site of Violet’s Cove and a curiosity in how the blurring of buildings and nature may start to offer pockets of wonder or unplanned combinations. How could the design challenge the relationship of architecture to the nature collective in

order to introduce another form of care and vibrancy for the community? To situate the nature collective of Mastic Beach and Violet’s Cove, the design is considered through a series of contextual studies. There is a complexity and interrelationships within the ecosystem through the sectional quality of the various habitats of the many flora and fauna from the deeper to shallower waters, the saltmarsh and the tidal flats’ avifauna, and the types of plants that grow in estuarine/brackish water. Forms of care that the design is embedding is through the sensitivities of how the many actors, nonhuman, human, and climatic actors are given a form of hospitality through the architecture on Violet’s Cove. This will galvanize for how the community may reconsider the beach lab.

Actor-Actor Diagram

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THE ANTICIPATORY RUIN COLLECTIVES/FACULTY: TEI CARPENTER

Tectonic Hosts

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Contextual Studies

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED AAD STUDIO/ THE BEACH LAB/ SUMMER 2021


THE ANTICIPATORY RUIN COLLECTIVES/FACULTY: TEI CARPENTER

Contextual Studies

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Ecological Habitat

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED AAD STUDIO/ THE BEACH LAB/ SUMMER 2021


THE ANTICIPATORY RUIN COLLECTIVES/FACULTY: TEI CARPENTER

Modeling Explorations

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Site Plan

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED AAD STUDIO/ THE BEACH LAB/ SUMMER 2021


THE ANTICIPATORY RUIN COLLECTIVES/FACULTY: TEI CARPENTER

Assembly Diagrams

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED AAD STUDIO/ THE BEACH LAB/ SUMMER 2021

Recognizing how the site is situated within an overall strategy by the Conservancy, the design is imagined as a waypoint for the town. It is a place of education and engagement but becomes a form of open work with the community by questioning fixed programs with defined designations of space. Rather the design intends to provide behaviors or events throughout the various spaces of the site to offer an alternative open arena for discovery, education, and interaction. The architecture acts together as a collective series of moments across Violet’s Cove. Previously identified zones of intervention are synthesized in the form of five different hosts. Two tectonic logics are established to synthesize these five hosts into the many thresholds of Violet’s Cove. Through site casting and fish crib assembly, the anticipatory ruin collective acts through these material processes to establish an intervention logic for the site and broader Mastic Beach revitalization plan.

The groundwork of Violet’s Cove coalesces the various thresholds and hosts across the site. The groundwork acts as a mitigator and indicator for sea level rise and flooding. Additionally, the groundwork remediates Violet’s Cove to synthesize with the broader Mastic Beach wetlands and ecology. The groundwork becomes a habitat collector through forms of ponding and future habitat creation along the contouring of the new topography.

Event Host

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THE ANTICIPATORY RUIN COLLECTIVES/FACULTY: TEI CARPENTER

Groundwork Activation

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02.URBAN METABOLISM

ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED VI/ THE THE FACTORY STUDIO/ SPRING 2021

FOOD WASTE: THE FINAL RECYCLING FRONTEIR The factory is an urban metabolism that renews the site while also transforming organic food waste into innovative raw materials, thus creating a closed loop system. In addition to its productive, social, and educational aspects, this urban metabolism provides a rich natural habitat for the local flora and fauna. The factory edges are a living shoreline and deep landscape serving as a mitigator between machine and the environment. The wetlands carry the flora of the dry landscape into the water, providing additional types of wet habitats. The water plants do their part in cleaning pollutants from Gowanus Bay. The landscape operates as a tool for soil bio-remediation. It is planted with crops such as mushroom. The mushroom roots, or mycelium, have many benefits for eliminating pollutants embedded in the depths of the soil.

The dense covering of the factory creates a threshold between the controlled and mechanized processes of the interior with the wildlife that activates the site. The roof is heavily planted with lavender as to infuse the air of the adjacent neighborhood with fragrant aromas rather than smelly food waste. The building is strategically situated as to take advantage of the prevailing winds both in the exterior and interior functions. It is also designed to take advantage of dayllight. Skylights run across the roof structure in alteration with planters to provide a well-lit and ventilated space for all workers within the building. The planter beam structure of the roof folds down to shape the facade of the factory. This facade is planted with mushrooms. The mushroom roots, mycelium, are harvested and used in factory processes in combination with organic food waste to manufacture biodegradables.

Site Axo

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URBAN METABOLISM/FACULTY: MIMI HOANG

Planter Variations

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Waste Routes

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED VI/ THE THE FACTORY STUDIO/ SPRING 2021


URBAN METABOLISM/FACULTY: MIMI HOANG

Contextual Interrelationships

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Waste Sorting Processes

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED VI/ THE THE FACTORY STUDIO/ SPRING 2021


URBAN METABOLISM/FACULTY: MIMI HOANG

Waste Sorting Processes

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Ground Floor Plan

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED VI/ THE THE FACTORY STUDIO/ SPRING 2021


URBAN METABOLISM/FACULTY: MIMI HOANG

Ground Floor Plan

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED VI/ THE THE FACTORY STUDIO/ SPRING 2021

One of the main focuses of the factory is the educational component. Its program falls in line with NYC Mayor DeBlasio’s initiative for food waste as the next recycling fronteir. The invisible processes of transforming agrowaste into innovative raw materials are made visible for everyone to observe. Organic waste travels to the site on barges, reducing carbon emissions from vehicular transportation. This factory introduces a significant shift in the paradigm, shrinking distances and

transforming waste into biodegradables, offering an alternative to a linear model where waste ends up in Landfills. The complex consists of open air, semi enclosed, and enclosed spaces. Essential spaces include the waste processing room, the triple deck refinement platforms, the bio-packaging manufacturing workshop, the processed goods export hall, the water treatment and energy generating rooms, the mushroom processing space, the handson visitor classroom and the offices.

Sectional Studies

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This living remediation machine is a deep landscape. It emerges from the soil and grows incrementally. The productive beds are sloped with two orientations. While the mushroom beds face north and are planted with heavy tree canopies for shading, the crop beds face south. These planting beds are used for lavender as well as urban farming. The planter beams of the roof are a continuation of the landscape. They vary in depth, sometimes even extending from the roof to the ground.

Along the walkable roofscapes are ramps leading down into the building. They function as viewing platforms for visitors to see into the activities of the factory floor. This bustling urban metabolism renews the site on a daily basis. It has many scales of impact, from the very local to the larger urban.

URBAN METABOLISM/FACULTY: MIMI HOANG

Waste Sorting Space

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED V/ RE-CONNECTING BEIRUT/ FALL 2020

03.THE INTERSTITIAL AGENCY In considering the proliferation of interstitial space in Gemmayze, this proposal introduces a new form of urban micro-infrastructure that will serve as a programmatic host and generator for rebuilding the city. In Beirut, only 0.5% of the neighborhood is formally designated public space, making it a scarce resource and inaccessible to most. There are unused interstitial spaces that are currently an untapped resource within the urban fabric with significant generative potential for collective use. Activating these spaces can be a catalyst for the reoccupation of Gemmayze. Within the larger city, such interstices can work as a network of nodes within the city, increasing connectivity and accessibility.

Rethinking the interstitial calls for both a physical intervention as well as consideration of the ways the public is involved in the decision making. In addition to the physical platform, this proposal suggests a digital component that engages the public. The Interstitial Agency initiative will create a call for action that allows the community to identify its needs and realize its aspirations. This proposal also recognizes the importance of collaboration between the public sector, namely the State, and private agents. One channel for facilitation of the process of funding, designing, managing, and ownership of interstitial nodes will be through Private Public Partnerships (PPPs).

Interstitial Network

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RECREATIONAL NODE

URBAN NODE

LIVE-WORK NODE

WELLNESS NODE

THE INTERSTITIAL AGENCY/ FACULTY: RICHARD PLUNZ + VICTOR BODY-LAWSON

Intervention Nodes

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED V/ RE-CONNECTING BEIRUT/ FALL 2020

This interstitial concept aims to use a variety of architectural devices to host public functions, programs and uses, all driven by site-specific needs. These architectural devices are represented as a kit of parts. The kit of parts includes structural hosts (scaffolding, frames, containers), skin materials (cladding, mesh), essential service elements (waste collection, wellness spaces, mobility). These elements can be ordered through the Interstitial Agency website and sourced with primarily local materials. In addition, the Initiative seeks out collaborations with artists, craftsmen, and refugee businesses to visually stitch the interventions into the visual language of the urban fabric with graffiti, the use of traditional fabrics, and other art forms. In its initial stages, the prototype will be strategically deployed as a method for urgent recovery. It will address the lack of essential services and facilitate economic recovery. In future stages, the architecture of the prototype will engage in a dialogue between heritage and technology in the form of sustainability, telecommunication, and health.

As an infrastructural tool, the redesigned interstitial spaces have the potential to serve as a prototypical network for infrastructural reform in other high density cities. The dynamic nature of the architectural devices in the kit of parts encourage flexibility and adaptability as required by the community needs. The interstitial nodes will come to represent the resilience of a people in the face of challenges. What is considered a temporary placeholder will grow into a robust infrastructural frame that will meld into its context and adopt the architectural character of the place. Reimagined interstices will stitch the heritage and memory of the past with new modes of public service. With regard to programming, we envision an openended framework that can accommodate the evolving needs of residents and can be mediated through an app, where the individual takes part in the decisionmaking process that will benefit the collective.

Kit of Parts

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THE INTERSTITIAL AGENCY/ FACULTY: RICHARD PLUNZ + VICTOR BODY-LAWSON

Details + Infrastructure

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Assembly

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED V/ RE-CONNECTING BEIRUT/ FALL 2020


THE INTERSTITIAL AGENCY/ FACULTY: RICHARD PLUNZ + VICTOR BODY-LAWSON

Live-Work Node

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Live-Work Node Plan

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ACADEMIC/ GSAPP/ ADVANCED V/ RE-CONNECTING BEIRUT/ FALL 2020


THE INTERSTITIAL AGENCY/ FACULTY: RICHARD PLUNZ + VICTOR BODY-LAWSON

Live-Work Node

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04.KAM SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL

PROFESSIONAL WORK/ ICC/ NOVEMBER 2019

This project was designed as part of my work with ICC (Integrated Consultations Company). The aim of the project was to design a specialized gastroenterology hospital in the 6th of October City in Giza, Egypt.

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We capitalized on the introduction of nature into the architecture of the hospital to achieve an architecture that heals. This was done mainly through multiple courtyards within the building, to ensure that each department has enough access to greenery and daylight. The contextual environmental data on site was studied in order to enable us to provide transparency and openings without overheating the building due to the hot climate in Egypt.


KAM SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL

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Ground Floor Plan

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PROFESSIONAL WORK/ ICC/ NOVEMBER 2019


KAM SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL

Second Floor Plan

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Reception

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PROFESSIONAL WORK/ ICC/ NOVEMBER 2019


KAM SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL

Underground- Clinic Waiting

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05.AL-MADINA GENERAL HOSPITAL

PROFESSIONAL WORK/ ICC/ APRIL 2020

300 Beds

Al-Madina general hospital is a 300-bed general hospital that is located in AlMadina, Saudi Arabia. The hospital complex has 5 major departments which are: Diagnostics & Treatment, Inpatient units, Outpatient clinics, Medical support services and the general support services. The architecture of the hospital adopts louvres covering its facades to provide natural difused light in the interior spaces while offering protection from the harsh sunlight in Saudi Arabia. The drawings in this project were completed through Rhino, Lumion and Adobe Photoshop.

Al-Madina General Hospital

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AL-MADINA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Zoning Diagram

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Second Floor Plan - Surgery

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PROFESSIONAL WORK/ ICC/ APRIL 2020


AL-MADINA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Typical Floor Plan - Inpatient Units

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Al-Madina General Hospital

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PROFESSIONAL WORK/ ICC/ APRIL 2020


AL-MADINA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Entrances + Courtyards

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06.RECYCLING THE INTANGIBLE

ACADEMIC/ AUC/ THESIS PROJECT/ FALL 2017-SPRING 2018

THE SHADOW MUSEUM

Through an exploration of Egypt, with all its merits and drawbacks, attention was brought to a recently declining sector of the country: tourism. Once a country always known as the ultimate touristic location, Egypt has witnessed dramatic fluctuations after the 2011 revolution. Consequently, an investigation of the real triggers that threaten the fall of tourism was conducted. Research exposed an already existing Egyptian fallacy, which magnifies its Pharaonic heritage at the expense of its other overlapping cultures. In an attempt to solve this issue, an exploration of museum typologies and their role came into question. It came to light that the museum typology is problematic on its own as it does not achieve its required goal. The suggested solution based on research, lies in creating a prototype of museums that cover the different cultures exposing the full Egyptian identity.

This identity was further explored by shedding light on one of Egypt’s strongest cultural identities present in Old Cairo. The project is based in the historical context of Fatimid Cairo, where it is engulfed by the highest concentration of Islamic monuments in the world. The project started off as a museum of daily life that challenges the museum typology that people are used to. Upon studying further the factors and elements that formed the daily life of people in the area, the museum started to transform into a shadow museum that shadows the context, since most of the factors turned out to be historical and intangible stories that happened in the monuments on site. The Shadow Museum embodies a new vision for museum design, where the museum itself becomes a buffer zone for people to experience its context.

The Shadow Museum

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THE SHADOW MUSEUM

Lafarge Holcim Foundation - 6th Forum- Student Competition Poster

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The Shadow Spine

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ACADEMIC/ AUC/ THESIS PROJECT/ FALL 2017-SPRING 2018


THE SHADOW MUSEUM

The Shadow Exhibits

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ALI ELSINBAWY Work Sample Selected Works 2018-2021


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