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Personal Information Ali Mohebali 30 Dickson, Apt#5, Cambridge, Ontario Email: amohebal@uwaterloo.ca Telephone : (226)600-8655

SKILLS - Software • Autodesk Revit (Proficient)- 2014 • Rhino + V-ray ( expert knowledge) • Autodesk AutoCad (expert knowledge) • Adobe CS5/6 : • Photoshop (Highly skilled) • InDesign (Highly skilled) • Illustrator (Highly skilled) • Google Sketch up • Microsoft Office - database-Spread sheets

-Manual

• Hand Drafting • Wood Working

-Languages

• Fluent in English • Fluent in Italian • Fluent in Farsi

EDUCATION • 2011 - PRESENT

Architecture student UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - ARCHITECTURE • 2004 - 2008 Architecture student UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE Florence - Italy

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WORK EXPERIENCE Intern Architect

Regional Architects

2014 May-September Worked various projects Master planning Creating maps preparing permit sets

Intern Architect

K.P.M.B Architects

2013 September-December Worked on Construction Documentation Detailing Design Options 3D Modeling - Rendering *Mostly done by Revit

Intern Architetct

GAMMA Consultants 2013 January-May Preparing Drawings and renderings 3D Modeling Physical Model Tehran - Iran

QUALIFICATIONS • Excellent interpersonal skills, motivated, and ambitious • Ability to solve design problems and to communicate ideas effectively • Reliable, responsible, and efficient independently or as part of a team

Extracurricular Activities, Hobbies • Performing and Writing music Main instrument : Guitar

• Guitar Repair

Wood working and Electrical assembly


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Contents

Gioventu’ community

6 Multipurpose Library

12 The B-Wall Project

16 Train history museum

20 The Swift Haus

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In Collaboration With: Daniel Abad Jack Kung Ryan Pagliaro Di Wang

Catena Bridge

SSEF Competition In collaboration With: Jack Kung

28 Co-op Experience

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Lungitudinal Section

Typical Floor Plan

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Cross Section

Grand Floor Plan

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Elevations

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Elevations

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Public Library The idea of the shape of this library is very simple. The frontal elevation represents the shape of 3 book while they are stacked on top of each other. The lot was surrounded with very simple and flat buildings, thus in order to be in harmony with the surrounding buildings the design should had to be simple. However the interior design is very fluid and dynamic, for instance all the rooms have an oval shapes. Each exterior wall is surrounded with shutters that can be slide to the one side of the room so the amount of the light that penetrates the building is easily controllable. The library is mostly built of curtain walls and a big skylight on the roof to provide natural sunlight.

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Exploded Axonometric

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1 - Round Gathering Desk 2 - Personal Computing 3 - Reading Area 4 - Book-shelves 5 - Elevator 6 - Stairs 7 - W.C.

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1 - Round Gathering Desk 2 - Personal Computing 3 - Reading Area 4 - Book-shelves 5 - Elevator 6 - Stairs 7 - W.C.

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1 - Entrance 2 - Meeting Room 1 3 - Meeting Room 2 4 - Caffe / Bar 5 - Elevator 6 - Stairs 7 - W.C.


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The B-Wall The goal of this project was to double the density of the residential units in part of a sub-urban area located in the south side of Cambridge, Ontario without demolishing or modifying any existing conditions. The response to this problem was an idea that somehow make it possible for the occupants of the existing houses to continue their daily activities without any interruption with new conditions .

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1 - Entrance 2 - Closet/Storage 3 - Table and chairs 4 - Kitchen facilities 5 - Furniture Bench 6 - Public Access 7 - W.C services 8 - Shower Box

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Typical Floor Plan - Bachlor Units

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First Floor plan - Family Units

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1 - Closet 2 - Balcony 3 - Bedroom 4 - W.C Services 5 - Master Bedroom 6 - Stairs to 1st Floor

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Second Floor plan - Family Units

Roof

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Section A-A’ Cross section

The design of the new units is in a way that we can devide the whole project in two parts. First the units underneath the concrete slab at a level above the ground (about 3m) and the second part is the units that are located above the floor slab. These two parts are not connected to eachother. The units underneath the slab are designed for single occupants and the units above the slab is considered more as a family units. Each four units above the slab, shares a commune space. Thus it is possible for four family of relatives to live together. However all private spaces are accessible only through the units.

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Section B-B’ - Longitudinal

Top- Structural Grid Bot- B-Wall Elevation

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Train history Museum In Berlin This is a project of an art gallery related to the trains and train stations located in a park in Berlin. The round shape building is a place for exhibitions and installations which supposed to be installed in a covered area. In the center of the building there is a double hight floor free space. Going up to the third floor there is a ramp corridor inspired by Guggenhiem museum where the art work is hanged to the wall. The third floor is a place for gatherings and maybe a place where the artist gives speech and it has the facilities for catering people. While outside the buildings there are shallow pools in the shape of the train station’s platforms . these pools provide a walking path along the length of them there are dedicated small bridges on top of the pools and free space aside the pools for the sculptures and instillations, that was it creates a forced circulation by the pools which leads to the main building.

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First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor plan

Roof

South Elevation- park view

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Longitudinal Section

Cross Section

The swift Haus is a small prefabricated units, easily transportable. The unit is designed with a careful attention to the sustainable design criteria. Variety of passive strategies help the unit to be self-sustain For instance, different layers of exterior skins help to reduce the amount of the heat transfer, four layers of screens provide control over the amount of sunlight penetration, and finally the efficient use of solar energy to provide hot water and electricity.

Floor Plan

Swift Haus


Solar Tube Array To Provide Hot Water

Triple Layer Glazing

Four Layers Of Screen

P.V Solar Panels

P.V Solar Panels Wooden Deck

Concrete Floor Slab ( Pre-Fabricated)

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CATENA BRIDGE The concept of Catena Bridge is to construct a temporary crossing structure that is economical and convenient. By minimizing the introduction of complicated elements and a variety of construction materials, Catena is able to be constructed in nearly all locations in the world to suit the purpose of crossing topography. We chose two particular steel products that are able to have a variety of practical uses - Steel Chains and Steel Wire Mesh. These two elements are not typical structural materials of architecture. Both products have very simple characteristics, but they are able to interlock to one another to create a structure, as well as an aesthetic pattern that will be folded into the surrounding environment. By utilizing a large rock formation the structure is able to anchor itself by ifriction against the earth. A simple slab on grade foundation will be pre-fabricated on site, reducing cost and construction time Tiebacks are necessarily for the bridge structure which will be anchored to this foundation.

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Site Plan

Floor plan

Elevation

Longitudinal Section

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Catena Bridge is fundamentally constructed with two elements: Steel Chains and Steel Wire Mesh. They will be collected from snow chains, abandoned wire fences, or factories with machinery such as hoists. Through the process of recycling, these materials can be reused continuously. Some parts of the materials will be damaged, considering they may have been neglected or used for a long period of time so a labour cost on sourcing functional chains and mesh is inevitable. Even so, the damaged materials are still qualified to be melted and recycled into new chains and wire mesh.

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Rod Connection Detail

Hoist Detail

Tie Back and connectors detail

Bridge Horizontal Connections

Catena Bridge will be operated as a pavilion and crossing structure. During the life span of the bridge any necessary repairs can be easily made with replacement chains and wire mesh. When the bridge is decommissioned the steel materials can be used in their original applications or could be transformed into a sculptural art installation. Since building sites will be possibly near cliffs, steel chains will be used as safety railings, and wire meshes can be formed into gabion baskets to act as retaining wall for the cliffs.

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Great Museum of Khorasan Internship at GAMMA Consultants- Photo Collage

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Koltsovo Master Planning Internship at Regional Architects - Render and photoshop

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Koltsovo Master Planning Internship at Regional Architects - Render and photoshop

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Ali Mohebali 30 Dickson, Apt#5, Cambridge, Ontario Email: amohebal@uwaterloo.ca Telephone : (226)600-8655


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