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CAAD

2014


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Contents

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Foreword

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Faculty

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Staff

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Architecture

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Interior Design

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Multimedia Design

136

Visual Communication

166

Design Management

164

Colophon

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CAAD

Peter Di Sabatino Dean, College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah

Welcome to the fourth annual edition of the 6º catalog. This publication presents self-selected work from the graduating students of the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), and coincides with brief exhibitions of student work in galleries in Dubai. CAAD shares the vision of excellence and relevance in education, the arts, and culture of 
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the American University of Sharjah. The graduating students will, and the alumni and faculty of the college continue to, shape the creative culture and advance the creative economy of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, and the broader region. This assembly of student work references numerous disciplines, traditions, trajectories, cultures, and aspirations. It is a loose collection of projects bound by place (CAAD) and time (2014). It is a momentary sampling of interests, explorations, and fascinations on the minds of the current graduating class. Therefore, it is here that we find 
a cross-section of creative expression that articulates a broad spectrum of ideas, scales, issues, mediums, paths, and processes. 6º may be read, understood or imagined in many ways. Is it a certain degree or increment of temperature? And is it therefore possibly about a degree of intensity? Does 6º represent or signify a grid-shift? Is it particular and precise? Perhaps 6º may allude to a point of view, or to a place in space. Is it a perspectival shift or location? Also, we currently offer six degrees at the College of Architecture, Art and Design. There are five undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree; specifically, they are in Urban Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia, and Design Management. We are discussing and planning for new possible degrees at the college. At the undergraduate level, these may include Product Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA). We are planning for graduate degrees in Architecture, and in Art and Design (MFA). Does this therefore represent a possible increase in intensity, a further shift of perspective, additional differentiation…? Does the temperature at CAAD increase? Will we possibly see later catalogues and exhibitions entitled 8º or 12º at CAAD? Each day at CAAD, we create meaning and identity through creative, intelligent, and skillful acts and processes. All of us at the college are very proud of our soon-to-be alumni, and extend our continuing support and high expectations. We all share the desire for the best future for our graduating students, as well as share in the appreciation of their time and efforts spent at the college and university. Thank you as well to all family members and friends, to the professional communities, to the administration, and to all staff and faculty members. Best of luck, thank you, and please stay in touch.

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6º may be read, understood or imagined in many ways. Is it a certain degree or increment of temperature? And is it therefore possibly about a degree of intensity? Does 6º represent or signify a grid-shift? ”

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CAAD

Staff

CAAD LABS

OFFICE OF THE DEAN

Ahmad Abouelnour

Jameela Mohammed

Part-time Laboratory Assistant

Senior Administrative Assistant

John Michael Dosier

Muhammad Sulaiman

CAAD Labs Director

Office Attendant

Jennifer Theokary

Rachida Cherki

CAAD Labs Instructor

Programs Coordinator

Rasheed Abdul Kader

Suhair M. Abdalla

CAAD Labs Monitor

Temporary Administrative Assistant

Raziuddin Ahmed

Sunitha Kallai

Senior Studio Technician

Administrative Assistant

Yara Libzo Administrative Assistant

IT Ali Thuppilikat Computer Lab Monitor

Fakhruddin Hasnan IT Specialist

Madhumeta Ganesh IT Specialist

Nabeel Amireh Academic Computing Manager

Pramod Kumar Senior IT Specialist

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CAAD

2014

Faculty: Department of Architecture

Michael Hughes

Faysal Tabbarah

Mariatheresa Mortera

Associate Professor and Head of Department

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

George Katodrytis

Massimo Imparto

Associate Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor

Gunter Hannes Werner

Mona El-Mousfy

Adjunct Faculty

Assistant Professor

Jerry Kolo

Patrick Rhodes

Professor

Assistant Professor and Director of Foundations

Ahmed Mokhtar Associate Professor

Dr. Amer Moustafa Associate Professor

Brian Dougan Associate Professor

John Montague Bill Sarnecky

Visiting Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Robert Reid Associate Professor

Juan Roldan Camilo Cerro

Assistant Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor

Christine Yogiaman

Tim Kennedy Assistant Professor

John Michael Dosier

Assistant Professor

Instructor and CAAD Labs Director

Cristiano Luchetti

Kevin Sweet

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Daniel Chavez

Kevin Mitchell

Visiting Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Eirik Heintz

Kenneth Tracy

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Emily Baker

Mahyar Arefi

Assistant Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor

William Sarnecky Assistant Professor


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Faculty: Department of Art and Design

Kevin Badni

Mark Pilkington

Associate Professor and Head of Department

Associate Professor

Paul Bantey Amir Berbic

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Philip Sheil Alia Al Shamsi

Associate Professor

Adjuct Faculty

Riem H. Ibrahim Dr. Beatriz Itzel Cruz Megchun Visiting Assistant Professor

Bob Dahm Assistant Professor

Clement Vincent Assistant Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Salem AlQassemi Assistant Professor

Seth Thompson Assistant Professor

Zinka Bejtic Assistant Professor

David Hewitt Associate Professor

Zlatan Filipovic Assistant Professor

Gaurang Desai Assistant Professor

Jack Swanstrom Assistant Professor

Ludmil Trenkov Assistant Professor

Dr. Martin Giesen Professor

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CAAD

Bachelor of Architecture

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Acoustical Wall - Design Build

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Hala Safaa Al-Juboori

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Acoustical Wall - Prototyping

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Mariam Abdalla Alzaabi

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Rippled Ceiling

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Basma Arwani

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Acoustical Partition

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Basel Nebras Birkdar

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Design Build Prototype

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Sakshi Devnani

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Space[less] City

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Mona El Amin

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Space Less City

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Vahid Farbod

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Yomna Ayman Garada

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Mariam Osama Abu Eid

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Mohamed Hachem

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Yara Moussadaq Addas

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Romaissa Hadji

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Sally Rakeen Adeeb

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Samar Ata Halloum

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Noor Al Zaben

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Hatem Mudhafar Hatem

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Ali Qusai Al-Sagban

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Noor Jarrah

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Amel Alaboodi

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Mohamed Molham Jazmati

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Mays Ibrahim Albaik

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Noshin Khan

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Merehan Kika

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Haia Mazin Machfij

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Fatma Abdulla Mahmood

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Saif Muhannad Mhaisen

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Manju Sanjay Paithankar

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Azin Paryabzadegan

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Elham Radmehr

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Dana Suhail Sawalha

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Aya Ahmed Shaker

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CAAD

Acoustical Wall Design Build arc 502

Mays Albaik Noshin Khan Mariam Osama Basel Bayrakdar Haia Machfij Ban Ameen Vahid Farbod Dana Yousef Ibtisam Sulaiman Maria Kalaiji Sally Rakeen Dareen Abdullah Azin Paryabzadegan Varsha Vineeth

Acoustical Wall Design Build

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Section

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Plan Diagrams

The design /build acoustic wall installation grew out of an investigation of acoustic principles coupled with new fabrication techniques. A previous prototyping semester yielded a construction system that is based on curved folding in thin sheet steel that creates a self-structuring wall with a hollow core that holds sound absorbing material. The placement in the basement of AD-2 is intended to create a zone of less acoustically active space that will accommodate functions of pinup, gallery space, lectures and work space. It also provides a visual screen while still allowing for intermittent views from various levels in and around the atrium, thus preserving the openness and interconnectivity of the open studio.

Process


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Axonometric Drawing

CAAD

Acoustical Wall Design Build

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CAAD

Acoustical Wall – Prototyping studio arc 501

Mays Albaik Noor Jarrah Mariam Osama Noshin Khan Amel Al Aboodi Fatma Abdulla Fatima Alawadi Shadi El Ghoul

Design/Build Studio

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2014


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Curved-folding Studies

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CAAD

Merehan Kika Maryam Sherif Sultan Al Qasimi arc 502

Unit Section

Rippled Ceiling

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2014


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CAAD

Ibtisam Talal Fawzi Maria Megerdij Kalaji arc 501

Acoustical Partition

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Steel Frame - Front View

Felt/ Steel Prototype - Front View

Close up - Detail

Felt/Steel Prototype - Detail

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Steel Frame - Side View

Felt/Steel Prototype - Side View

Felt/GRP Prtototype

Felt/GRP Prototype - Side View

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CAAD

Sally Rakeen Adeeb Dareen Abdullah arc 501

Wall Prototype

Design Build Prototype

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2014


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Module Tests

On-Site Wall Prototypes

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CAAD

Haia Mazin Machfij Vahid Farbod arc 502

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Space[less] City

South Elevation

Transverse Section

Aerial View

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Main Entrance

Penthouses

Terrace Houses

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CAAD

Basel Nebras Birkdar Yara Addas arc 501

Ground Floor Plan

Podium Floor Plan

Space[less] City

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2014


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Front and Back Elevations

Treet View

Residential Close up

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CAAD

Mariam Osama Abu Ebeid a

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Barnacles

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Larva Lamp

| 2011

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Prototype

2014


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Prototype

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CAAD

Yara Mohammed Moussadaq Addas arc 501

Plan

Casa Del Fiore

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2014


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Section 01

Section 02

Section 03

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CAAD

Sally Rakeen Adeeb arc 401

Ground Plan

Stephen Hawking Research Institute

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2014


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Section

Elevation

Rendering

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CAAD

Noor Al Zaben arc 502

Transformer

Manual

Physical Model

Physical Model

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2014


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Transformation Diagram

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CAAD

Ali Qusai Al-Saqban arc 501

Scheletra Vena

Generative process

Exterior

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2014


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Interior

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CAAD

Amel Alaboodi arc 501

Casa del Fiore

| 2013

Perspective

Perspective

2014


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Plan

Section

Elevation

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CAAD

Mays Ibrahim Albaik a

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Digital and Material Fabrication

| 2012

b

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Housing Complex

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a

Lighting Fixture

2014


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b

Axonometric Rendering

West Facade

South Facade

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CAAD

Hala Safaa Al-Juboori a

arc 465

Wearable Formations

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arc 501

ArchiZoom - Endless Space Urban Reef

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a

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b

Elevation

Section

Perspective

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CAAD

Mariam Abdalla Alzaabi arc 502

Rendering

ArchiZoom - Endless Space Internal [Fabric]ation

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2014


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Exterior rendering

Process Matrix

Rendering

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CAAD

Basma Arwani arc 502

Section 01

Section 02

Gallery Space

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2014


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Perspective 02: Exterior View

Perspective 01: Interior View

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CAAD

Basel Nebras Birkdar a

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Jumeira Compact Housing

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b

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Octopus-Man Hybrid

| 2013

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Ground-Floor Plan

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View of Common Space

Sectional Model

b

Front View

Back Detail

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CAAD

Sakshi Devnani arc 501

Ground-Floor Plan

Spaceless City

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2014


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Section

North Elevation

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CAAD

Mona El Amin arc 502

Upper Level Plan

Longitudinal Section

Rendering

ArchiZoom [Self Made Adobe Shelter]

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2014


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Rendering

Rendering

Hybrid Model

Hybrid Model - Close ups

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CAAD

Vahid Farbod arc 402

Elevation

Section

SUB+[URBAN]

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2014


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Plan

Rendering

Rendering

Physical Model

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CAAD

Yomna Ayman Garada arc 402

Comprehensive Studio

Plan

Rendering

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2014


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Section BB

Section CC

Elevation

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CAAD

Mohamad Hachem arc 501

Slicing Process

Modularis

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2014


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Spatial Render

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CAAD

Romaissa Hadji Gravity-less: structural construction against gravity.

Physical models-ink and wax

Physical models- wax / plaster and aluminium

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2014


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Plan

Section

Rendering

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CAAD

Samar Ata Halloum arc 401

Rehabillitation Facility in Al Ain

| 2012

Prison Cell Matrix

Prison Cell Plan and Section

Prison Cell Matrix

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Site Plan

Site Section

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CAAD

Hatem Mudhafar Hatem a

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Distributed Networks

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Research Centre

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a

Axonometric

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Section

b

Sections

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CAAD

Noor Jarrah a

arc 465

Glass

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b

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Phoenician Reading Table

| 2012

a

Rendering

Rendering

Rendering

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b

Close up

Close up

Built Furniture

Close up

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CAAD

Mohamed Molham Jazmati arc 501

Section

Diagram

Site Plan

Aerodynamics Of A Spa

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2014


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Perspective

Interior Rendering

Aerodynamic Study

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CAAD

Noshin Khan arc 402

Unit 55

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Ground Floor Plan

Section

South East Elevation

2014


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First Floor Plan

North West Rendering

Sectional Perspective

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CAAD

Merehan Kika arc 501

Casa Del Fiore

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Plan

Interior Render

2014


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Section

Elevation

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CAAD

Haia Mazin Machfij arc 501

Ground Floor Plan

Section

Space[less] City

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2014


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Unit Close Up Renderin

North Elevation Rendering

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CAAD

Fatma Abdulla Mahmood arc 401

Conceptual Model Close up

Elevation

Research Centre and Residence

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2014


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Section

Conceptual Model - Full Object

Conceptual Model - Full Object

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CAAD

Saif Muhannad Mhaisen a

arc 302

Water Tower

| 2012

b

arc 402

Al Ain Penitentiary

| 2013

a

Plans

Sections

2014


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b

Cell Plan And Sections

Cell Interior

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CAAD

Manju Sanjay Paithankar arc 501

Space[less] City

| 2013

Section

South Elevation

2014


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Ground Floor Plan

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CAAD

Azin Paryabzadegan arc 501

Collage

Collage

Collage

Folding Triangles

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2014


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Conceptual Collage

Model

Conceptual Collage

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CAAD

Elham Radmehr arc 401

First Floor Plan [Housing]

Second Floor plan [Lab]

Jebel Hafeet Complex

| 2014

2014


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Section

Physical Model

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CAAD

Dana Suhail Sawalha arc 501

Concept Diagram

Ground Floor Plan

Podium Floor Plan

Sharjah Urban Complex

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2014


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Section AA

Birds Eye View

Front View

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CAAD

Aya Ahmed Shaker a

arc 501

b

Research Pavilion 01

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Light Fixture

| 2012

a

Section

Interior Rendering

2014


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b

Untitled

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CAAD

Bachelor of Interior Design

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Mona Bachir Abdallah

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Noor M. S. Al-Shawa

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Amera Nasr Arif

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Tala Kanan Bitar

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Chourouk El Hajj Mahmoud

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Abd Allah Yousef Ibrahim

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Razan Jamil Najee

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Maryam George Rizkalla

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Ola Mohamed Naim Walid

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Amna Shaukat Yousuf

2014


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CAAD

Mona Bachir Abdallah ide 401

The Coffee Factory

Plan

Elevation

| 2013

2014


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Section

Rendering

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CAAD

Noor M. S. Al-Shawa ide 401

Sophrosyne Cafe

Plan

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2014


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Section

Elevation

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CAAD

Amera Nasr Arif ide 301

Marc By Marc Jacobs Retail Store

Plan

| 2012

2014


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Section

Elevation

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CAAD

Tala Kanan Bitar ide 401

TIME CAFE

Plan

| 2013

2014


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Section

Elevation

Rendering

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CAAD

Chourouk El Hajj Mahmoud ide 401

Cafe Saray

Plan

| 2013

2014


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Section

Elevation

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CAAD

Abd Allah Yousef Ibrahim ide 401

Bermuda Coffee shop

Plan

| 2013

2014


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Section

Rendering

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CAAD

Razan Jamil Najee ide 401

Concept Arabic Cafe

Plan

Section

| 2013

2014


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Detail

Rendering

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CAAD

Maryam George Rizkalla ide 401

CoffeeStrip Cafe

Plan

Section

| 2013

2014


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Section

Rendering

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CAAD

Ola Mohamed Naim Walid ide 401

CAFE’D 101

Plan

| 2013

2014


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Section

Perspective

Rendering

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CAAD

Amna Shaukat Yousuf ide 301

Conceptual Retail DesignAlexander McQueen

Plan

Section

| 2012

2014


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Exploded Axonometric

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Colophon

Design: MĂśbius Design Studio

Printing: United Printing & Publishing

Hala Al-Ani

Mahesh Kumar

Riem A. Hassan Assistant: Layan Attari

Applications Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5

Typefaces Frutiger Charter ITC Pro

Project Coordinators and Design Consultants

Printing

Zlatan Filipovic

Size: 21 x 26 cm Portrait

Zinka Bejtic

CMYK offset: 1,000 copies

Amir Berbic

Cover: 300 gsm Art Matt Inside pages: 115 gsm Sappi Art Matt

Content Management Assistants

Binding: Perfect binding with Section Sewing

Deena Jameelah Stevens

Finishing: Matt Lamination & Debossing Pages: 176 pp + 8pp French flap, Cover – 26 x 64 cm

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