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Behnaz Shahabadi

American University in Dubai, BFA in Interior Design Application: M-ARCH


Contents • About Me • Resumé • Design Projects

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Echo House (Universal Design)

Tranquil Mall (Commercial Design)

Snowflake Tower (Three Dimensional Design)

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• Renderings and Freehand Drawings

Rendering with Markers (Visual Communication)

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Rendering with Color Pencil and Soft Pastel (Visual Communication)

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Freehand Drawings (Freehand Drawing)

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Perspective and Sketch Rendering (Perspective)

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Sketching with Felt-tip pen (History of (Architecture and) Interior Design II)

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• Competition

Interior of an Executive Jet Aircraft (International Federation of Interior Designers)

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ABOUT ME Behnaz Shahabadi Born: 1983, Tehran, Iran Native Languages: Persian, Kurdish Interests: Architecture and Design Department of Interior Design ID # : 0512010353 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design American University in Dubai Class of 2011

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“Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself”. JOHN DEWEY In our globalized world each of us is responsible to others and to the world. An occupation is a way for each individual to serve others and the world and the modern world needs people able and educated to work in its service. In architectural terms, the world today needs people able to create sustainable design and I am passionate about such architecture and construction. I always aim to improve my understanding of form and space. Also, I want to learn about structures, to understand structures and skins of buildings. Architecture defines spaces that we live all of our lives inside of. This includes a building or, in the larger sense, a city. I love architecture because architecture is integrated with the social and the cultural. Monuments, symbols of each society in many cases, narrate the story of history and civilizations. Architecture is art of stimulating thoughts. As my professor, Dr. Chenaf once told me, architecture is not meant to be just aesthetic visually; more, it is meant to “address minds”. Architecture can stimulate emotions and narrate stories and cultures as does, for example, Renzo Piano’s Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia, the Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, and the ruins of Persepolis in my own country, Iran.

BEHNAZ SHAHABADI

This print portfolio is designed for applying to graduate schools of architecture. It illustrates some of my notable projects that I have worked within four years in the American University In Dubai. 5


BEHNAZ SHAHABADI P.O. Box 28282 Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 00971-50-259-8020 behnaz_shahabadi@yahoo.com ; behnaz.shahabadi@gmail.com

EDUCATION

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI (2006 to Present)

• CGPA 3.81/4.00 BFA in Interior Design with a concentration in Integrated Computational Design (2011)

• Top Student in Interior Design; Dean’s List of Outstanding Students

• Completed high school with a specialization in Field of Mathematics. FARASAT HIGH SCHOOL (1997- 2001)

WORKSHOP/ COMPETITION

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS SHOWCASE (IFI) (November 2009)

• Conference Participant • Designed the interior of an Executive Jet Aircraft

• Conference Participant • Designed a dual-function office chair and desk. • Design selected and presented in Dubai Exhibition Center “The Office Exhibition” FREZZA SHOWCASE (March 2009)

APID “FUTURE OF DESIGN” (May 2008)

• Conference Participant

CREDENTIAL / LEADERSHIP

HARVARD COLLEGE IN ASIA PROGRAM (HCAP)- Cambridge, MA (February 2011)

• Conference Delegate • Selected to attend a competitive international student conference for young leaders at Harvard University, entitled “Global Health care Systems: A Changing Landscape”.

• Will attend lectures and communicate with Harvard University professors and students. • Harvard College in Asia Program (HCAP): Hosting in Dubai - Dubai, UAE (March 2011) • Member of the Committee of the March 2011 Conference

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BEHNAZ SHAHABADI P.O. Box 28282 Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 00971-50-259-8020 behnaz_shahabadi@yahoo.com ; behnaz.shahabadi@gmail.com

CREDENTIAL / LEADERSHIP

AUD INTERNATIONAL AID CLUB (AIA) (Sep 2008 - Sep 2009)

• Student Officer Assistant • Assisted in fund-raising campaign for the training of teachers in Cameroon PERSIAN CULTURAL CLUB (PCC) (2008-2010)

• Membership • Actively participating in different events

WORK EXPERIENCE

DESIGN RELATED WORKS

• Junior Interior Designer as stage designer (Colonia Film, Dubai, UAE) ( Jan 2009 - Jan 2010) • Sophomore Interior Designer as a designer’s assistant (Tehran, Iran) INVOLVEMENTS

• Fund raising money with “EISAP” for Tsunami Victims (2004) • American University of Dubai stand at INDEX (Volunteer) (2007) • Contemporary electronic art exhibition, Organizer (2007)

SKILLS

SOFTWARE

• Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Auto CAD (2D and 3D), 3D Max - Modeling and Rendering (Advanced) , Auto desk Architecture

LANGUAGE

• Persian (Native); Kurdish (Native); English (Fluent); Arabic (Basic); Spanish (Basic).

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DESIGN PROJECTS


ECHO HOUSE PROJECT COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

The Observing Space Universal Design Fall 2009 Auto CAD, 3D Max Proposal for a residential design for a disabled couple (auditory disability) and their two children (5 years old and 7 years old). The foot print area should be 200 to 300 square meter. Interior should have a lot of natural lighting from the top and from the sides and allow a variety of different and complex view points within the house and also the outside space, as the disabled couple should be able to have the maximum control of security over the space and over their children by visual means.

CONCEPT MODEL

VISIBILITY & SOUND DIAGRAMS

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VIEW FROM THE POND TO LIVING ROOM

Behnaz Shahabadi - DESIGN PROJECTS > ECHO HOUSE

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ECHO HOUSE The number of internal walls have been significantly reduced, making space more free flowing. Space so fluid that just by standing in the centre of the house, you can have an almost uninterrupted view of the rest of your home. MATERIAL LEGEND Parquet Flooring Emphasis Vibration, Utilizing other senses Glass Maximise Visual Communication

KITCHEN VIEW TO FAMILY LIVING ROOM

Wooden Ceiling Emphasis Vibration, Utilizing other senses

SECTION A

SECTION B

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FURNISHED FLOOR PLAN

MASTER BEDROOM VIEW TO ROOM


DESIGN CONCEPT: As the couples were deaf, the interior space had to benefit from maximum amount of natural lighting for the couple to have control over the house and the children. To achieve this purpose, curtain walls all around the house along with the clerestory windows have been used to allow the highest amount of natural lighting and help with the visual communication. To add these two factors, Open space planning has been performed to maximize visual coverage .Parquet as flooring material used specifically in order to emphasis the vibration due to have more control over the space by utilizing other senses

VIEW FROM FAMILY LIVING ROOM TO KITCHEN Behnaz Shahabadi - DESIGN PROJECTS > ECHO HOUSE

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TRANQUIL MALL PROJECT COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

Design the Life of Shopping Commercial Design Spring 2009 Auto CAD, 3D Max Design to optimize the function of shopping malls as public places, and introducing different activities to increase the number of visitors.

SHOP INTERIOR

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CONCEPT MODEL

INITIAL SKETCHES


EXTERIOR VIEW OF OFFICE SIDE

DIAGRAM OF SHOPPING MALL Behnaz Shahabadi - DESIGN PROJECTS > TRANQUIL MALL

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TRANQUIL MALL The Park is enclosed between the office building and the shopping mall, acting as a friendly break-through passage between the two structures. It represents the concept of modern ecologically friendly technology that reduces a development’s carbon footprint. The office building has been enhanced with these indoor gardens, which not only act as a relaxing and comforting view for the office employees and visitors in which they can enjoy their lunch breaks in, but add a sense of stability and creates a form of boarder that separates the office building from the shopping mall but yet in a very well integrated way. It also encourages kids to visit the park and live the experience of an outdoor free activities, that most of the new generation is lacking. As a result, I designed an enclosed house to protect the public from the hot sunny weather in Dubai.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

MATERIAL LEGEND Marble Flooring Easy maintenance , Durability Off-White Paint Creating a Neutral Atmosphere Gypsum Curvilinear False Ceiling INDOOR PARK PERSPECTIVE

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DESIGN CONCEPT: As the name suggests, Tranquil Mall is all about relaxing and tranquility. The mall overlooks the man-made lake, which allows its customers to enjoy their time just by looking at the view. Tranquil mall focuses on creating a space missing in Dubai and it is primarily inspired by a wave schematic. The materials and colors used to design the mall are mostly natural and neutral. Curtain wall provides natural lighting for second floor and first floor. The tranquil mall has over 400 stores. Extensive variety of restaurants and cafes plus a huge foot court are also available. There are 10 entrances to the shopping mall, 4 of which are from the parking space, located on the basement, 2 entrance at the front of the mall, 3 at the back and one from the park. INTERIOR OF SHOPPING MALL Behnaz Shahabadi - DESIGN PROJECTS > TRANQUIL MALL

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SNOWFLAKE TOWER COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

Three-Dimensional Design Spring 2009 Auto CAD, 3D Max Choose a building type and develop the design in three dimensional step from the first stage. Visualize and analyze all the elements and relate to appropriate concept which is chosen.

DESIGN CONCEPT: Geometric Design Additive Process Deductive Process Centralized Symmetrical

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ADDITIVE PROCESS

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DEDUCTIVE PROCESS


30 th Floor Area Outline

26 th Floor Area Outline

22 th Floor Area Outline

18 th Floor Area Outline

14 th Floor Area Outline

10 th Floor Area Outline

7 th Floor Area Outline

Behnaz Shahabadi - DESIGN PROJECTS > SNOWFLAKE TOWER

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RENDERINGS AND FREEHAND DRAWINGS


RENDERING WITH MARKERS PROJECT COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

Perspective and Render Visual Communication Spring 2008 Ink, Markers, Soft pastel Rendering with different media

SHOPPING MALL, STAGE 1

SHOPPING MALL, STAGE 2

SHOPPING MALL, STAGE 3

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Stage 1: Perspective and render with light values Stage 2: Perspective and render with medium values Stage 3: Perspective and render with dark values

AN INTERIOR SPACE AT NIGHT, STAGE 1

AN INTERIOR SPACE AT NIGHT, STAGE 2

AN INTERIOR SPACE AT NIGHT, STAGE 3 Behnaz Shahabadi - RENDERINGS AND FREEHAND DRAWINGS > RENDERING WITH MARKERS

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RENDERING WITH COLOR PENCIL AND SOFT PASTEL PROJECT COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

Perspective and Render Visual Communication Spring 2008 Ink, Color pencils, Soft pastel Rendering with different media

INTERIOR PERSPECTIVE - SHADOW CASTING

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Behnaz Shahabadi - RENDERINGS AND FREEHAND DRAWINGS > COLOR PENCIL & SOFT PASTEL


FREEHAND DRAWINGS COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

Freehand Drawing Fall 2006 Ink pen, Ink, Black Pencil Freehand drawing with different media

LIVE VASE FREEHAND DRAWINGS

HAND AND FEET FREEHAND DRAWINGS

PORTRAIT OF MYSELF, BLACK PENCIL Behnaz Shahabadi - RENDERINGS AND FREEHAND DRAWINGS > FREEHAND DRAWINGS

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PERSPECTIVE & SKETCH RENDERING COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

Perspective & Sketch Rendering Fall 2007 Felt-tip pen, Ink, Chalk, Black pencil Drawing one point and two point perspectives of interior and exterior BASTAKIYA - DUBAI

AUD - ART BUILDING

MALL OF THE EMIRATES

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Behnaz Shahabadi - RENDERINGS AND FREEHAND DRAWINGS > PERSPECTIVE AND SKETCH RENDERING

AUD - ADMISSION BUILDING


SKETCHING WITH FELT-TIP PEN COURSE DATE MEDIA BRIEF

History of (Architecture and) Interior Design II Summer 2009 Felt-tip pen, Ink, White pen Compare and contrast the work of two designers: One representing the Arts and Crafts Movement, the other representing Art Nouveau.

CONCEPT: The relationship between the interior and exterior designs for each building is established. The quality of the interiors of each building is indicated by selecting key spaces. The key design features of the buildings are noted by producing vignettes and small interpretative sketches.

RED HOUSE - WILLIAM MORRIS

CASE MILLA - ANTONIO GAUDI Behnaz Shahabadi - RENDERINGS AND FREEHAND DRAWINGS > SKETCHING WITH FELT-TIP PEN

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COMPETITION


INTERIOR OF AN EXECUTIVE JET AIRCRAFT PROJECT COMPETITION DATE MEDIA BRIEF

Interior of an Executive Jet Aircraft IFI Competition Fall 2009 Auto CAD, 3D Max, Photoshop Provide a luxury environment for a max of 10 passengers who travel for leisure and pleasure

DESIGN CONCEPT: The upper level provides active and passive facilities in terms of bedrooms, dining space, lounge and bar, beauty salon, video and game zone. Two single sleeping bedrooms and one master bedroom which can be converted into two single bays through a portable partition and facilitated with two private accesses, situated at the end of the plane. A “Chill-out” lounge in the lower level where relaxation and entertainment fuse into a special atmosphere. Soft leather for seating and lacquers finished timber surfaces add a tune of jazz or art deco feeling to the interiors.

MAIN DECK FLOOR PLAN

LOWER DECK FLOOR PLAN

B - B CROSS SECTION

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A - A SECTION


SERVICE BAR Behnaz Shahabadi - COMPETITION > INTERIOR OF AN EXECUTIVE JET AIRCRAFT

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INTERIOR OF AN EXECUTIVE JET AIRCRAFT Linking both level is a combined spiral stairs and pneumatic lift where facilitate a sense of usual linkage and continuity between the two levels. A suggestion of jazz age is implied through the music score graphic contend within the floor carpet design where in this helps direct guests/ passengers through and beyond the linked spaces. Special linkage is a key component of the design process which relies on recognizably organic mainly circular, thematic devices to define each major space yet facilitate continuity of energy flow between and through these spaces.

DINING

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RENDERED MAIN DECK FLOOR PLAN

RENDERED LOWER DECK FLOOR PLAN

LIFT AND STAIRCASE

LOUNGE, VIDEO AND GAME ZONE


COLOR LEGEND Storage Washroom Service Area

ZONING

COLOR LEGEND Circulation Path Staircase Elevator

CIRCULATION &VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION

COLOR LEGEND Sleeping Area Socializing Entertainment

FUNCTION

Behnaz Shahabadi - COMPETITION > INTERIOR OF AN EXECUTIVE JET AIRCRAFT

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Behnaz Shahabadi  

Selected Projects of my 4 years Interior Design studies

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