ARCHITECTURE Portfolio MAHA BOUCHHIWA Selected works
RESUME Miss Maha BOUCHHIWA Born in september 10th 1993 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile : +216 50 74 88 17 Adress : Sidi Kbir, Zarzis, 4170, Tunisia Arabic : native language French : fluent spoken and written English : fluent spoken an written Spanish : proficient level Turkish : proficient level
EDUCATION 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2013/2016 2012/2013 2008/2012
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School of Architecture at Tunis, Tunisia - Professional Internship (minimum period of 8 months), School of Architecture at Tunis, Tunisia - 5th Year Architecture Diploma School of Architectyre at Tunis, Tunisia - 4th Year Architecture Diploma School of Architecture at Tunis, Tunisia - 1st Cycle Architecture Diploma College of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis - Preparatory Class of Fundamental English Pionner School of Medenine - High School Diploma in Mathematics
currently working for Y.S. CABINET ZARZIS
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2019 ( 2 months) : Yassine Souei Architecture, Zarzis, Tunisia -current trainee Diwan Accommodation, Ras Jdir, Ben Guerdan : Developped preliminary designs : plans, sections and elevations realisation Lumion renderings, attending meetings Chamakh High School, National Contest: Developped elevations and 3D modeling 2017 ( 2 months) : VISIO Architecture, Port Louis, Mauritius - Intern in Architecture Hotel Project Le Palmier : Design, Rendering Graphic on Photoshop Site Visits : SK Group, Port Louis Theater Project Introduction to the Notion of Tropical Architecture 2016 ( 2 months) : A2D Architecture and design Agency, Tunis, Tunisia- Intern in Architecture Visiting construction sites : Cultural Center of Tunis, Collective Social Housing, offices El Euch Building : Developped sections and plans 2015 ( 1 month ) : Archi Frame, Tunis, Tunisia - Intern in Architecture Commercial Building : Developped sections, plans and 3D modeling Bank El Amen, Nacer 2, Offices Interior Design : Developped plans and 3D modeling 2014 ( 1 month) : H.M Office, Zarzis, Tunisia- Intern in Architecture Villa Souihel : Hand Sketching: plans, sections ans elevations ARCHITECTURE SKILLS 2D Drawing Presentation 3D Modeling 3D Rendering
: Hand drawing : Photoshop : Hand Drawing : Lumion
, Autocad , Indesign , Revit , V-ray
, Revit , Illustrator , Sketchup
INTEREST Vernacular Architecture , Painting, Sports, Travelling, Photography
 RESUME  TABLE OF CONTENTS
[04-17] Worship and Culture Center of Sidi Yati, Graduation Project Djerba, Tunisia [18-27 ] Urban Stay Bizerte, Tunisia [28-35 ] Intervention on the National Museum of Carthage Tunis, Tunisia [36-43] Design of a residence for architecture students, Sidi Bou Said Tunis, Tunisia [44-47]
Aquatic Complex Tunis, Tunisia
Artworks and sketches
Worship and Culture Center, Sidi Yati
September 2017 - November 2018
Heritage is the intergenerational communica-
Despite its value as a component of identity, the
tion tool that forges awareness and a sense of
Ibadite heritage is likely to be forgotten for lack
belonging that determines identity. The subject
of transmission of information and knowledge,
of heritage arouses the interest of all, everyone
hence a requirement for the rehabilitation of
responds in his own way, for the same outcome;
which is the safeguarding of the inheritance,
One of the most remarkable Ibadite inhe-
thus giving it a new life for a coherent continuity
ritances is the Sidi Yati mosque, a heritage
of the chronological frieze.
whose negligence engenders the loss of ma-
But how to revive an authentic space without
terial and immaterial values. It is therefore with
the aim of renewing the mosque that our pro-
A general question that touches any space
blematic is inserted, in order to rehabilitate the
with heritage. Among them, the island of Djerba,
mosque, restore its true value and revive its
the sweet island located southeast of Tunisia.
soul. An intervention that will take into conside-
The story of Djerba is seen as a richly colored
ration the Ibadite principles in order to perceive
puzzle, because of the diversity of its events and
them in their interiorities, to understand their vi-
its evolution. A puzzle that seems incomplete, in
sion of the world and aims to value the Ibadite
view of the lack of interest that has suffered a
vernacular architecture of Djerba.
part of its history, Ibadisme, and reflected in the dilapidated state of his works.
Urban context Sidi Yati is a site that represents a strong spiritual connotation. Apart from the mosque on which we will make the intervention, the site contains other mosques, a zaouĂŻa and a cemetery.
The state of the place
The stairs inside the prayer room lead to the roof overlooking the sea, it was used previously to monitor the coast. The walls are tagged with black graffiti.
7 1: prayer room 2: funeral room 3: Annex 4: Annex 5: Portal 6: Matbakh (kitchen) 7: Majel (water well )
Map of the mosque
The mosque is central to the interven choice of positioning underground spa tended not to conceal and hide the pre the mosque which is the main monume
7 The idea of â€‹â€‹the project is to highlight and synthesize the spirit of Ibadism through architecture. The approach involves an immersion in nature, the awakening of a sensory and physical proximity to the site but also the stimulation of the occupants to meditation and spiritual introspection. A rehabilitation of the mosque is necessary to revalue and enhance it. To do so, our study was conducted in close consideration with the context and the environment in which it fits. Thus we have been able to take advantage of the topography of the site and preserve its landscaped timbre through the studied exploitation of the unevenness. Also in this process of working with the field we have valued the existing and untapped wells.
We chose the hill of Sidi Yati as the site where we will integrate the project given the importance of returning to the sources to enrich and have a mystical touch to the architectural space on the one hand, and on the other hand, this site can be considered as a kind of meditation perfectly ibadite.
ntion. The aces is inesence of ent.
Ground floor plan
18 17 17 16 15
1- reception 2- virtual heritage gallery 3- craft hall 4- w.c 5- office 6- deposit 7- documentation room 8- patio 1 9- boutique 10- boutique 11- w.c 12- basin 13- patio 2 14- tea room 15- preparation 16- deposit 17- office office 18- terrace
Level -4 plan
The project is based on the concept of a sensory journey, that is to say that the visitor will have to experiment throughout his visit different worlds different sensations and different atmospheres. The common point between each piece is the way the message of Ibadiâ€™s theology is conveyed.
Sobriety and environment
transformation of the square into rectangles We chose to work per unit: Multiplying in relation to the mosque the width or the length, to give us the rectangular form above.
View on patio 1
The visitor is invited to follow a sensory journey that leads from a ramp to one of the entrances, the meditation space can be crossed by this path without any door to push
Level -8 plan
Inside the meditation space, the visitor can stop and sit on a chair, once seated, the rigidity of his record requires to stand very straight, in a solemn and framed pose. This invites refocusing on oneself; the gaze then goes straight through the glazing implanted in the water
The spiritual symbolism is translated through architecture, no matter where we are, this science always has a link with the human being, if only by its relation to the scale and, by this one, it evokes various sensory dimensions. As the volumetry, the shadow and the light show, materials, textures and colors and mainly the natural elements. In terms of functionality these different aspects are translated by the presence of a guided route animated by architectural scenes alternating between buried and semi-buried events. The latter is linked by tunnels and themed walkways. The current project fits into the ideology of keeping it hidden from the old and reincarnating the dynamism of the new.
Natural light pays particular attention to space. Its diffusion will be done inside as this light will be charged symbolically with a divine manifestation. Concretely, this physical element will become an architectural component thanks to a staging by means of architectural and plastic devices like the chiaroscuro contrast and some materials with their physical properties such as reflection and transparency, skylights, the interstices, .... This path encourages to connect the different buried parts and will represent a stroll of the soul towards the divine knowledge. The articulation of the project will be done in part around an underground patio representing Ibadite worship stations. Each space will be assigned a worship function in relation to the designated Ibadite station. This attribution implies a material and spatial specificity.
Urban Stay, Bizerte February 2017 - June 2017
the aim of this project is to design living
Emptiness and fullness are spatial manifes-
spaces that merge architecture and urban,
tations found everywhere in the house, in
and bring a piece of intimacy to the public.
the street, and in the city. It is emptiness
Therefore we will try to think of an urba-
that defines the full and vice versa. The
tectural project that will house the activity
void is full of activities, just like the full. The
of urban stay in its variety and which will
full is full of emptiness, and emptiness is
tend to erase and make less brutal the limit
empty to be full.
between intimacy and externality, in order
this duality generates the permeability
to be able to live the outside in the comfort
of space, which makes it porous, and its
of the inside, and the inside in the opening
openness to the environment. Vacuum
of the outside.
is structuring space, it is a free field with
The approach of our work is to start with
distinct features. The alternation between
an overall analysis of the general context of
full and empty allows to ventilate the lived
the city of Bizerte. We will encircle with an
space, generating a wider field of sociability
urban analysis of old port passing through
and living together.
the colonial city to close with our intervention site located in the area infront of â€‹â€‹the new port.
map of Tunisia
a multiple use development
passage of vehicles
passage of vehicles
a modular white grid-like structure built in relation to the heights of neighboring buildings.
omote community activities by examining the cityâ€™s right air
Cubic surfaces serv nity functions to enco between visitors and en their culture together.
ve many commuourage interaction nable them to share
Intervention on the National Museum of Carthage September 2016 - January 2017
This archaeological museum is located on
It would be necessary to find an interme-
Byrsa Hill in the heart of the city of Car-
diate way, in order to reconcile the power
thage in Tunisia. It is one of the two main
to protect what represents our past and to
archaeological museums of Tunisia with
radiate it. Through this project, we aimed
the National Museum of Bardo. Located
above all to broaden our knowledge on the
near the cathedral Saint-Louis of Carthage,
theme of the history of Carthage, its civiliza-
in the premises formerly occupied by â€˜ les
tions and to better identify and recognize its
pĂ¨res blancs â€˜, it allows the visitor to realize
existing vestiges and in this case to better
the extent of what were the facilities of the
protect our heritage.
city in the Punic and Roman era.
As part of this intervention, we propose the
It is undeniable that carthage and its his-
rehabilitation of one part of the museum
tory exert a certain fascination on human
and the demolition of another to place a try
beings. However, another reality is hidden
of a new architecture.
behind the postcard image of this place.
We will try to identify through our interven-
Therefore, one may be led to question the
tion the rich architectural vocabulary of the
legitimacy of his heritage today, if he always
Carthaginian civilization and we will also try
returns the image of power and wealth or it
to project a contemporary image of the mu-
is more than decomposable, a myth
seum complex via its image and its functional organization.
Site Analysis 1 Rue Mendes France 2 Amphitheater Street 3 Villa Didon 4 Museum of Carthage 5 Cathedral 6 Punic District of Byrsa
The land is located on Byrsa Hill in the heart of the city of Carthage, a location
that tells the story of what the cityâ€™s facilities were in Punic and Roman times.
The highest point of the hill
Topographic Section A-A
Very timid openings despite beautiful archaeological views Topographic Section B-B
South-East view on the ruins
View from the square on the cathedral
Ground floor Plan
Information and exhibition
Even if you are at a plant area of 900m² near the museum, you can not enjoy this green space because of a fence that not only separates the museum of greenery, but also detaches other historic monuments of the site.
1St floor Plan
2Nd floor Plan
North West elevation
The graphic elements
B Our intervention will be motivated by the
wish to restore the blazon of carthage.
Ground Floor Plan
The will is to reappear on the surface the spirit of the place both in terms of landscape and historical dimension, all in a more contemporary and contemporary
Tribute and shift will be the keywords of this motivation
1St Floor Plan
Program: Reception area Shops Interpretation center Roman exhibition Cafeteria Auditorium Multipurpose room Punic exhibition
Meeting room Offices
2Nd Floor Plan
Interior of the exhibition halls
Design of a residence for architecture students, Sidi Bou Said February 2016 - Juin 2016
The better-off students will have the
This forces them to rent from homeowners
chance to rent an apartment or live in a
in the nearby residential area at imagina-
collocate, the others will be forced to go
ry prices. Hence the need for a university
through the test of finding a university ac-
home to solve the housing problem and the
commodation. In addition to having to do
suffering of students.
with a limited budget, students have special
Just next to the university, there is a vir-
needs that are defined in particular by the
gin land that belongs to the state, a lot big
nature of their studies. In fact, the spatial
enough to answer our needs and which will
quality needs are not the same for an ar-
solve the problems of the hierarchical dwel-
chitecture student as for a law student for
lings because the residents of sidi bou said
example. Coming to the students of archi-
take advantage of the absence of a univer-
tecture in Tunis, Sidi Bou said, which is the
sity shelter to benefit the students in archi-
only state university of architecture in Tuni-
sia (my university) The university of architecture is located in a prestigious area, Sidi Bou Said, the Tunisian capital next to a residential area far from the center of the city and devoid of any accommodation for students.
Ground plan Nesting represents all connections between the occupants of space, the arrangement of the volumes represents the union and the living-together.
Conceptual choices Separate functions; Dedicate the main-street portion of common activities and the interior portion of dwellings. Create indoor plots support usability Dégager la vue sur la foret, la mosquée et la cathédrale
Detail of an entity
Ground floor plan
First floor plan
Second floor plan
Plan type room 2
Third floor plan
plan type room 2 mezzanine
Plan type room 3 41 41
Fourth entity plan
*This accommodation has been designed for ENAU students (National School of Architecture and Urbanism) composed of 120 single and double rooms, workshops of carts and models. It is equipped with a reception, large kitchens, a restaurant, a cafeteria and spaces for meeting and exchange. *The creation of plots inside the project ; friendly spaces, and can host different events. *The idea of â€‹â€‹nesting volumes leaving open and covered spaces to move from the shape of fullness and emptiness to the porosity of space in collective housing.
Access Flux The passages
November 2015 - January 2016
Vehicular passage Pedestrian pathway
*In this exercise we are supposed to design a complex of pools (sport leisure) using his assets to develop a methodology that addresses both sensitive and technical approaches. We are supposed to use our observation as a tool for analyzing the complexity of the site. It is also used for
Site Topographic section
the representation and imagination of architectural objects through geometric, plastic, functional and structural formatting of a specific program. This project is made in a plot of about 15000 mÂ˛ at the edge of the sea. *The ground is sloping, hence the need for groundwork. Analytical reading --> Intentions of the field --> Dynamic movement accentuated by the full empty ratio.
* The correct orientation of the pools *Fragmented structure * Several points of view, proximity * Centrifugal, articulated volume, discontinuous * Resulting shape, expandable, organic
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1 Reception 2 Administration 3 stores 4 W.C 5 Coffee 6 Buvette
11 12 7 Sports Basin 8 Fitness center 9 Reception
10 Cloakrooms 11 Traffic core 12 Massage 13 Jacousie 14 Doctor's Office
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+8 Level Plan
15 Deposit 16 Maintenance staff 17 Technical room 18 Changing rooms 19 room chause 20 Warm room 21 Cold room 22 Area served 23 Reception 24 Sauna 25 Tea room
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+4 16 +4 Level Plan
2 +12 Level Plan
1 Coffee 2 Preparation space 3 Restaurant 4 Terrace 5 Technical area
+1 Level Plan
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A sum-up of my grad and undergrad work