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Urban Morphology Naher Beirut - Beirut The project consisted of a morphologic analysis of a part of Beirut River. The studied perimeter took parts of two regions, Rmeil Ashrafieh and Bourj Hammoud, separated by the Beirut River. The analysis started by comparing several assets in order to understand the transformation between 1960 and present time. Although the two regions surround the same river yet their urban tissues are completely different. While Rmeil is on a sloping site and had encountered multiple change is occupancy, Bourj Hammoud rests on flat land and initially served as a camp for the Arminian refuges. Small in area the neighbourhoods offer diverse urban tissues that are byproducts of the fragmentation and the topography of the site. Therefore, the comparison was done on three dimensions: time, location and occupation. The neighborhood was divided in 3 sectors to compare and analyze different levels such as built and non-built spaces, blocks, parcels and roads. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of all these factors on the urban morphology of the studied area. * Period of the project: 3 months In colaboration with Tatiana Stephan, Maurice Homsy, Marie-Joe Tabet & Stephanie Azar


Charles Hajj - Portfolio  
Charles Hajj - Portfolio