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Architectural Portfolio Enas H.Qasem.


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Contents

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2016

Regional Institute for Historic Preservation

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2015

College of Building Technology CBT

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2015

As-Salt Urban Planning and Design

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2013

Meditation Path

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2012

Al-Tall Political Library

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2014

Reinterpretating Steven Holl

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Personal Interests

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Regional Institute for Historic Preservation

Definition: Regional Institute for Historic Preservation, is a center concerned with Preserving of Historical Tangible Archeology and historic building, by Preparing well Trained Staff and technicians who are educated and passionate enough in the Science and Techniques of Preservation (Approaches, Techniques, Equipment) .In order to save the witnesses of the region hisorical timeline.

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Site Souf-Jerash Al-Kaied Mansion (Biet AlKayed) Build to be a headquarters for tribal deliberation provisions And it is now owned by Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (Department of Antiquities). Site Area = 6400 m2

1- Why this site? Site selection was made to satisfy the main goals and objectives of the Project; a tangible example of high-quality preservation work.

For its significant heritage value, the existed structure (Beit Al Kayed) is planned to be preserved, renovated and adaptive reused. 2- Preservation Approach> John Ruskin & William Morris (Anti-Restoration Approach) 3- Intervention Style

> Contemporary Architectutre. Architecture that is competable with the 21st century.  Contrast with the existing in order to celebrate and frame it

Dialogue with the existing , How ? Framing language Very obvious Grid  Circular Opening  Solid and void 8

Used Architectural language:

Existing photos:


Statement

Dialogue Between Old and New  Solid and Void Darkness and light.

Responding to the Void (courtyard) with another Void, without compromising the view of the main Elevation.

Using the Grid of the Existing to creat a module.

lighting elements (and ornaments) from the Elevation are used as ligting elements n the Horizantal Plane.

Framing the house without Blocking any view.

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Before the intervention

After the intervention 10


Diagrams Zoning Diagram

Circulation Diagram

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Plans

Existing Basement plan

Basement plan 14


Main Circulation path- Basement floor

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Existing Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan 16


Main Circulation path-Ground floor

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Existing First floor plan

First floor plan 18


Private court between Laboratories

North Elevation

Section A-A

Dark Gallery -Basement floor

Original courtyard -Ground floor

Section B-B

Section C-C

Public social space -

Basement floor

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Model Development

Final Model photos :

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College of Building Technology CBT Integrated design

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Project Description A Three Departments collage - Structural Department -Building Systems Department -Enviromental Department The Aim of the Studio:

- Integration between The Building Systems ( Architectural , Structural , Construction, Mechanical , Smart and Environmental ) - Achieving Sustainability in the Design Site : Jordan University of Science and Technology Lake /Ramtha-Jordan Group Work with Rand Taiseer 25


Architecture Analysis Concept

Development

Circulation Diagrams

Main Nods

Horizantal Circulation

Connector Common Area Gathering Services

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Main Connectors Bridge


Plans

Ground Floor

Level 1 27


Level 2 28

Level 3


Sections

Section B-B

Section C-C

Section E-E

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Section D-D

Physical Model

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As-Salt Urban Planning and Design

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Urban Analysis The town is built in the crook of three hills, close to the Jordan Valley.

As an ancient town, As-Salt was once the most important settlement in the area between the Jordan valley and the eastern desert. Because of its history as an important trading link between the Eastern desert and the West, it was a significant place for the region’s many rulers. Historical Resources

About the Project : The course consists of three Pahses; Urban Analysis of the Existing Situation of the City. Planning of a selected district. Urban Designig Two sectors of the city (Masterplan).

Phase1 >Group work out of 5 Phase 2,3 > Group work out of 3

As-Salt is an ancient agricultural town and administrative center in west-central Jordan. It is on the old main highway leading from Amman to Jerusalem. Situated in the Balqa highland 34

Housing Categories

Utilities

Existing Land use


Topography , Solid & Void , Vegetation

As-Salt Eco-Museum

Kevin Lynch Five elements of the city

Congtive maps: Each member of the Group made a congtive map of the city after the site visit.

Public Realm

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Section A-A ( East-West Access, Crossing Al-Hammam Street) Section lines

Section B-B ( North-South Access )

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Public realm

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Meditation Path

a spacial experience for the user as a Journey for meditate

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Site :

Al Himmeh - North Irbid , The boarders between Jordan and Occupied Joulan Heights Nature and Topography > A Cliff to the Yarmouk river ,contains 2 small waterfalls and 1 Dark cave.

The Path Stages > Entrance - Meditation (Groups and Individuals)

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Gathering

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Plan at level -2.50 m

Plan at level -6.50 m

Concept : Abstract space suggests Loneliness and Spiritual

Freedom. Tadao Ando

A Dark Entrance within the Rocks of the Cliff and a Dark cave as an individual Meditation zone;

to create a place for the individual , a zone for oneself within society. Tadao Ando

Minimal Intervention on the

Nature of the Cliff.

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Al-Tall Political Library A local library Designed within the cultural context of al Tall, Downtown - Irbid, containing a diverse archive of books and documents related to Political science, History, Comparative politics, Political methodology, Public law ... etc, both digitalized and hard copies Site : Al-Tall -Irbid , Jordan. Project Area: 600 m2

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Site Aalysis - Sections

Sections

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Model Development :

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Plans

first floor plan 1 one Bedroom apartment 2 two bedroom apartment

thired floor plan (pepeated at level 3-6-9) 50

2 two Bedroom apartment s

Second floor plan 1 one Bedroom apartment 1three bedroom apartment

eightth floor plan 1 Duplex 1 three bedroom apartment


Final model

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Personal Interests

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Sketching

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oil Painting

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Digital Art (Using photoshop) Amman Citadel - Hercules Temple , Simulated Restoration

Photoshop -drawing using olny Photoshop Brushes

Drawings for a Documentary movie

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Photography

3Ds Max V-ray renderings

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Model making

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Enas H.Qasem - 2016

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