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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO Farah Arar


CONTENTS ACADEMIC Thesis Project ................................................ 4 Manchester Town Hall ................................. 8 Zero Carbon Villa ....................................... 10 Refugee Housing ........................................ 12 Camden Courtyards .................................. 14

PROFESSIONAL Warmingham Housing ............................... 16 The Grange Masterplan ............................ 18 Staverton and Pendleton Housing ........... 20 Abu Dhabi Airport - Internship .................. 22

EXTRAS Woolton Cinema ........................................ 24 Toxteth Primary School .............................. 25 Mosscare Offices ....................................... 26


THESIS - URBAN STUDY

MArch Year 2

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MArch Year 2

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THESIS - BUILDING DESIGN

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ZERO CARBON VILLA This project focuses on redifining the historic ‘villa’ typology by examining its relevant design principles and adapting it into a twenty first century, zero-carbon housing development in addition to using it as a test-bed of energy analysis and creating a prototype for the site: Brooklyn, New York. To the left, the stages taken to achieve a zero-carbon building are portrayed. With each improvement, energy is further conserved in the building and renewable energy is created to equate the required use and, in the longrun, create surplus energy to be saved or traded. The concept revolves around three key concepts: adaptability, community and ecology. The architecture integrates design considerations that tackle these motifs, creating a prototype capable of meeting the needs of its futue inhabitants and promoting a sustainable lifestyle for the planet’s regeneration.

North Courtyard Elevation

South Courtyard Elevation

Render of interior courtyard

North Elevation

South Elevation

Render from public road side

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STRUCTURAL DESIGN PRICIPLES

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CANTILEVER AND CURTAIN WALL USED TO MAINTAIN GRID LINES

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1. Existing building with no sustainability considerations

6. Mechanical ventilation and recycling of indoor air

2. Timber vertical shading added to minimize overheating

7. PV solar panels on the roof area to generate energy from a renewable source

3. Concrete thermal mass used to keep the building cool

8. Improvements in home equipment specifications

4. Efficient LED lighting with physical activity sensors

9. Option for manual cooling due to warm summer climate.

5. Ground source heat pump to regulate the temperatures

10. Calculation of inhabitants and times of use for accurate energy needs

Building images and graphs showing energy changes from a deficit to a surplus towards the end of the zero- carbon journey.

3D section showing the environmental mechanisms such as air movement, sunlight shading, thermal mass and photo-voltaics.

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TEMPORARY REFUGEE HOUSING This work was the starting project of third year. It involves exploring architecture responsive to London’s growing population and urban housing concerns. My project particularly deals with the current humanitarian refugee crisis, with the consideration of the flats being a temporary flexible space. In an architectural language, I try to bring my users closer together, and as a result, strengthen connections in the family, adding life and warmth to today’s busy home. Thus my concept intoduces a modern courtyard design as a connection of activities. The project is discussed and done within a design team, with colleagues sharing the same site. The flats are designed on a challenging area in Shoreditch - London.

Section showing three projects with the site shared by three students. Refugee housing shown on the right

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START OF PROJECT WITH A SINGLE ROOM DESIGN

Design Foundation Strategy

START OF PROJECT WITH A SINGLE ROOM DESIGN

PROGRESS TOWARDS FUL L HOUSE PLAN

PROGRESS TOWARDS FUL L HOUSE PLAN

Typical Floor Plans

Progress Models

DEVELOPMENT INTO THE COURTYARD AS A SOCIAL DRIVER

DEVELOPMENT INTO THE COURTYARD AS A SOCIAL DRIVER

MODERN COURTYARD DOUBLE FLAT PROTOTYPE

HOUSE TYPOLOGY PROJECT PROGRESS MODERN COURTYARD DOUBLE FLAT PROTOTYPE

HOUSE TYPOLOGY PROJECT PROGRESS

Front Elevation

Front Section

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CAMDEN COURTYARDS As a thesis project, this brief imposed a challenge in terms of merging old and modern architecture. A housing scheme was required in the same location as that of of Camden Market in London. Much research was required around the existing structure including use, history, rationale and conservation strategy. A concept was formed around the iconic views on site, where the house became a live screen of entertainment and a personal lens to the busy city. As habitants make their way to their flats, interruptions by large courtyard spaces open views out to Camden, and invite them to look outside; perhaps to a certain event or to appreciate the scene. Physical and digital models helped drive the process, along with outcomes gained from the previous housing brief in the first half of my third year.

Collage outlining the concept of indulgence with the city life via flat views, access and market- living lifestyle.

Design Streategy showing intervention and adaptation. H for housing. C for circulation core.

Camden Courtyards’ flats built above the existing market structure, retaining the origincal use fo the building and integrating it into the new proposal.

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Elevation showing the retained structure and the new housing build.

Ground Floor market plan

First Floor plan including flats and courtyards

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EXAMPLES OF HOUSE TYPES USED FOR WARMINGHAM PROJECT. THIS INCLUDES ONE BED FLATS, 2 BED AND 3 BED HOUSES

WARMINGHAM HOUSING

MINGHAM HOUSING PROJECT

3D North East View showing the final housing layout. WING THE FINAL HOUSING LAYOUT - SOUTH WEST VIEW 3D VIEW SHOWING THE FINAL HOUSING LAYOUT - NORTH EAST VIEW

m housing projecthousing is one project of the isfirst workedI worked with as an Warmingham oneschemes of the first Ischemes l assistant Architects. The client initially requested with asatanBTP architectural assistant at BTP has Architects. The client has a requested a feasibility give plan, the with number the aim of dy forinitially the given land, with thestudy aim for of the maximizing of by maximizing the number of plots while abiding by theOur council’s biding the planning regulations of the council. role was to planning regulations. ordable yet robust quality of space with which we can meet the ocal housing. Challenges site include the quality retention of existing Our role was to insure an on affordable yet robust of space s wellwith as an adequate response to thein access roadsChallengand context. which we can meet the shortage local housing. esinsure on site a included retention existing plantation as well was to good the visual whenofthe project is viewed inas elevation, the design of an adequate response to the access road and was assigned to create renders to show key images from the context. discussions take place between the team and the planners, more e done the layout, whicha eventually formed our design process. Myto first task was to insure good visual representation when the d renders in the following pagesI was illustrate this development. proposal is viewed in elevation. also assigned to later cre- It is showing key housing images from the scheme as the keepate in renders mind that all our schemes are such taking place in a images to theisright. As discussion the team the government trying to bridgetook theplace gap between for affordable housing, and the planners, improvements were done to the layout, which economy and number of houses the main priority, eventually formed our design process and led to the final project submission.

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Housing types ranging from two to four bedrooms EXAMPLES OF HOUSE TYPES USED FOR WARMINGHAM PROJECT. THIS INCLUDES ONE BED FLATS, 2 BED AND 3 BED HOUSES

EXAMPLES OF HOUSE TYPES USED FOR WARMINGHAM PROJECT. THIS INCLUDES ONE BED FLATS, 2 BED AND 3 BED HOUSES EXAMPLES OF HOUSE TYPES USED FOR WARMINGHAM PROJECT. THIS INCLUDES ONE BED FLATS, 2 BED AND 3 BED HOUSES

3D VIEW SHOWING THE FINAL HOUSING LAYOUT - NORTH EAST VIEW

SITE PLAN REVISIONS SHOWING PROJECT’S DEVELOPMENT

Site Plan Progress

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View towards cul de sac.

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THE GRANGE MASTERPLAN 3D VIEW SHOWING THE START OF A MASTERPLAN MASSING STRATEGY

Blackpool toto develop a land to the west of Blackpoolcouncil councilhas hasdecided decided develop a land to the west the Blackpool coast, due due to the for more affordable housof the Blackpool coast, toneed the need for more affordable ing. As a start, BTP was asked to examine the site, which is made housing. As a start, BTP was asked to examine the site, which is up of three green housing and sermade up of threepitches green surrounded pitches andbysurrounded byother housing vice buildings. I helped with bringing inspiration to the site from and other service buildings. I helped with bringing inspirationato masterplan precedent study,precedent in additionstudy, to drawing up theto initial the site from a masterplan in addition 3d massing Revit. After coupleon of meetings with the council drawing upon the initial 3D a massing Revit. After a couple of and housing stakeholders, the project progressed forward with meetings with the council and housing parties, the project is the purpose of addingwith more detail to the withmore more detail infor- to progressing forward the purpose ofplan adding mation being approved. This was a particularly exciting project the plan as more information is approved. This was a due to its scale and importance in the region. A large number of particularly exciting project to be part of due to its scale and people would be able to benefit from the development. There importance in the region. A large number of people would is also an opportunity to improve the neighbourhood in terms of benefit from security, the development. is also an opportunity to funciontality, and qualityThere of lifestyle.

improve the neighbourhood in terms of architecture, safety, and quality.

THE GRANGE MASTERPLAN

view showing the start of the masterplan massing strategy 3D3DVIEW SHOWING THE START OF A MASTERPLAN MASSING STRATEGY

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Masterplan Concept Development


House Massing

Greenery and Public Space

Road and Path Strategy

Initial Combination Masterplan with Local Shops

Masterplan Analysis

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STAVERTON AND PENDLETON - DESIGN OPTIONS

STAVERTON FEASIBILITY STUDY - LANDSIZE STAVERTON FEASIBILITY STUDY - LANDSIZE

3D VIEWS AND SITE PLAN SHOWING STAVERTON DESIGN OPTIONS ACCORDING TO LANDSIZE

Staverton a feasibility study done asas part ofof a three site 3D VIEWS was AND SITE PLAN SHOWING STAVERTON DESIGN OPTIONS ACCORDING TO LANDSIZE Staverton was a feasibility study done part a three site package. A mix of two and three bed houses was required, package. A mix of two and three bed houses was required, including flats around the corners the site toto reflect the conStaverton was a feasibility study of done as part of a three site including flats around the corners of the site reflect the text and provide strong corners at road junctions. The largest package. A provide mix of two andcorners three bed houses was required, context and strong at road junctions. The challenge was the number of changes in land-size due to including flats around the corners of the site to reflect thegovlargest challenge was number of changes in land-size due ernment regulations. However, after a number of trials, the site context and provide strongHowever, corners atafter roadajunctions. The to government regulations. number of trials, area was finalised feasibility site hasstudy been issued. largest wasathe number ofstudy changes in land-size due the site challenge area wasand finalised and a feasibility site has been This a maximum number and quality plots as well asas toincludes government regulations. However, after aofnumber trials, issued. This includes a maximum number and quality ofof plots an adequate division of house types in plan and elevation. I was the site area was finalised and feasibility studyand has been well as an adequate division of ahouse typessite in plan able to help carry out the site plan drawing from start to issued. This includes a maximum number and quality offinish plots as elevation. I was able to help carry out the site plan drawing during the concept stage. well as anto adequate division of housestage. types in plan and from start finish during the concept elevation. I was able to help carry out the site plan drawing from start to finish during the concept stage.

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PENDLETON BOWLING CLUB FEASIBILITY STUDY - OPTIONS

Recently, btp was asked to draw up a feasibility site plan for a Recently, btp was asked toWhich draw up a feasibility site plan for a land in Salford, Manchester currently accommodates land in Salford, Manchester Which currently accommodates Recently, Bowling btp wasclub. asked to client draw has up aalready feasibility site plan Pendleton The received a for fewa Pendleton Bowling club. The client has already received a few land in Salford, Manchester accommodates proposals, but has requested Which to viewcurrently two options showing poproposals, but has requested tosite. view two options showing Pendleton Bowling club. already received a few tential of residential flats onThe theclient Ihas was responsible for creating potential of residential flats on the site. I was responsible for proposals, butincluding has requested to view two options showing the two plans, adequate parking space, green space creating the two plans, including adequate parking space, potential of residential flats on the site. I was responsible and easy access to the residence. Considering the densityfor regreen space and easy access to the residence. Considering creating the two plans, including adequate parking space, quirement of around 48 flats, it is difficult to maintain large public the density requirement of 48 flats, it isclient’s difficult to green space and the residence. Considering green space. As foreasy now,access wearound areto awaiting the response maintain large space.48 As for now, we awaiting the requirement of possibility around it is difficult to to thedensity options aspublic well asgreen the offlats, altering flat are numbers. the client’s response to the options as well as the possibility of maintain large public green space. As for now, we are awaiting altering flat numbers. the client’s response to the options as well as the possibility of altering flat numbers.

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KPF Airport Design Analysis ABU DHABI AIRPORT - MIDFIELD TERMINAL BUILDING

ABU DHABI AIRPORT - MIDFIELD TERMINAL BUILDING INTERNSHIP

PF Airport Design Analysis

KPFinAirport Design Analysis Working this large scale government-driven project was truly the best experience I’ve had as a third year architecture student. was exposed to the contractor’s world and to the unique perspective of building on a 700,000 sqm site. Throughout my time Working in this large scale government-driven project was truly the best experience I’ve had as a third year architecture student. there I Working explored various and was handed tasks within primary departments. These this large contractor scale government-driven was truly the best experience had as a third architecture student.BIM, I was exposed tointhe contractor’s worlddepartments and to the project unique perspective of building onthe aI’ve 700,000 sqm site.year Throughout myinclude: time wasInterior exposed to the contractor’s world and and to the unique perspective ofpackage building onstudy. a 700,000 sqmend site.These Throughout my BIM, timeI there Planning, Architecture Co-ordination and and Sub-contractor By the of theinclude: internship, decided to here I explored various contractor departments was handed tasks within the primary departments. I explored various contractor departments and was handed tasks within the primary departments. These include: BIM, Planning, put together a Architecture more airport-focused portfolio descibing with more detail the work accomplished. Below is a brieftoanalysis of anning, Interior Co-ordination and and Sub-contractor package study. By I’ve the end of the internship, I decided Interior Architecture Co-ordination and and Sub-contractor package study. By the end of the internship, I decided to put together the key concepts the project. portfolio descibing with more detail the work I’ve accomplished. Below is a brief analysis ut together a moreof airport-focused of a more airport-focused portfolio descibing with more detail the work I’ve accomplished. Below is a brief analysis of

he key concepts of the project. the key concepts of the project.

FUNCTION

FUNCTIONAL CONCEPTS

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AESTHETIC CONCEPTS

AESTHETICS FUNCTION OPTIMUM USE OF SPACE BY CONNECTING ORGANIC DESIGN WITH AN A-SYMMETRICAL PLAN of CENTRAL space by connecting the four piers to one Organic design with an a-symmetrical plan. THE FOUROptimum PIERS TOuse ONE OPTIMUM USE processor. OF SPACE BY CONNECTING WITHSAND AN A-SYMMETRICAL PLAN central PROCESSOR WAVYORGANIC ENVELOPEDESIGN REFLECTING SHAPES THE FOUR PIERS TO ONE CENTRAL Structure raised above IN THE DESERT CONTEXT OF THEroad UAE level for visual exposure. Skylight integration naturally lit LIT central space. PROCESSOR WAVY ENVELOPE REFLECTING SAND SHAPES SKYLIGHT INTEGRATION FORfor Aa NATURALLY Wavy envelope reflecting sand shapes in the desert CENTRAL SPACE IN THE DESERT CONTEXT OFLEVEL THE UAE STRUCTURE RAISED ABOVE ROAD Capacity to accommodate 8500 passengers context of the uae. SKYLIGHT INTEGRATION FOR A NATURALLY LIT per hour and FOR VISUAL EXPOSURE up to 50 million per year. CAPACITY ACCOMMODATE 8500 PASSENGERS CENTRALTO SPACE STRUCTURE RAISED ABOVE ROAD LEVEL PER HOUR AND UP TO 50 MILLION PER YEAR FOR VISUAL EXPOSURE Glass facade is interrupted with cladding to break away the

CAPACITY ACCOMMODATE 8500 PASSENGERS heatTO in pier corridors. GLASS FACADE IS INTERRUPTED WITH CLADDING PER HOUR AND UP TO 50 MILLION PER YEAR

TO BREAK AWAY THE HEAT IN PIER CORRIDORS

GLASS FACADE IS INTERRUPTED WITH CLADDING TO BREAK AWAY THE HEAT IN PIER CORRIDORS

SKYLIGHTS

CLADDING SKYLIGHTS

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GLASS Elevation and plan (above) taken from KPF IFC Drawings (accessed July 2016 during internship)

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KPF IFC DRAWINGS (EDITED) - ACCESSED JULY 2016

CLADDING


ABU AIRPORT ComplexDHABI Modelling and Clash Detection - BIM Detecting clashes between a number of different services and complex systems ABU DHABI AIRPORT - BIM During the summer before my third year, I was most interested in BIM’s contribution to the industry. Abu Dhabi Airport was a good .

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ABU DHABI AIRPORT - BIM FOCUS

Detecting a number of different systems example ofclashes BIM use between due to its need for large complexservices servicesand suchcomplex as baggage handling systems, water features and firefighting. During BIM training, I was involved in a feature staircase modeling task. It is located on the first floor and is desiged for the BIM helped with the positioning of these systems in an organically shaped building, and brought teams of sub- contractors and arriving users to reach baggage claims onand thefunctional floor below. The issues. stair acts as a sculpture and an aesthetic distraction from to the architects together to problem solve visual arising I enjoyed my time in thisas department most and was able During BIM training, I was involved in a feature staircase modeling task. It isright) located on the first floor and is desiged for the long X-shaped escalators located at the back (Shown in the image to the study the building with more visual depth and gain a better undestanding of the teams’ roles. arriving users to reach baggage claims on the floor below. The stair acts as a sculpture and as an aesthetic distraction from the long X-shaped escalators located at the back (Shown in the image to the right)

During BIM training, I was involved in a feature staircase modeling task. It is located on the first floor and is desiged for the arriving users to reach baggage claims on the floor below. The stair acts as a sculpture and as an aesthetic distraction from the long X-shaped escalators located at the back (Shown in the image to the right)

Examples of BIM use to detect service clashes Examples of BIM use to detect clashed between infrastructure, services and building structure. Images taken from CCC BIM team (accessed July 2016 during internship).

Examples of BIM use to detect service clashes

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TOXTETH PRIMARY SCHOOL TOXTETH PRIMARY SCHOOL TOXTETH PRIMARY SCHOOL

EAST SECTION

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TOXTETH PRIMARY SCHOOL FRONT ELEVATION

Render of school corridor

SCHOOL CIRCULATION RENDER CIRCULATION RENDER TheSCHOOL first project of second year focused on group studies

of precedents as well as massing on the given site. Blocks The first project of second year focused on group studies of of different volumes and shapes were tested. The lineThe first project year focused group studies precedents as wellof assecond massing on the givenon site. Blocks of of ar design responded most to the existing conditons and precedents as and well as massing ontested. the site. Blocks of different volumes shapes were Thehall, linear design brief. Toxteth school incorporates classes, a given main staff different volumes and shapes were tested. The responded to as the conditons and brief. served areasmost as well anexisting open playground. At first, alinear design responded most to the existing conditons and brief. Toxteth school incorporates a main hall,would staff served small scale wall design projectclasses, was done on what Toxteth school incorporates classes, a main hall, staff served areas as well as an open playground. soon be the site’s playground. It had to do with playful areas as well as an open playground. At first, aexperimentation, small scale wall design project was done on what material taking into consideration the At a small scale wall design project was done what would soon beby the site’s playground. It had to do withon playful use of first, the walls the students at primary school. To the would soon be playground. It hadfor toadothe with playful material experimentation, taking consideration use of right is a drawing of the onesite’s of the wallsinto taken apart structural view, and underneath are wall sections and taking school. into consideration thematerial walls byexperimentation, the students at primary To the right the is a use of elevations.terms of and all ledright the walls by the students at planning, primary To the is a drawing of one ofmassing the walls taken apartschool. forofa which structural view, to the optimum architectural proposal. Blue diagrams on drawing of one of wall the walls taken apart for a structural view, and underneath are sections and elevations. the and right underneath show significant site observations, each with their are wall sections and elevations. appropriate design responses below in red. More extracts from the projects are shown on the right. CLASSROOM RENDER

SCHOOL CIRCULATION RENDER

The first project of second year focused on group studies of precedents as well as massing on the given site. Blocks of different volumes and shapes were tested. The linear design responded most to the existing conditons and brief. Toxteth school incorporates classes, a main hall, staff served areas as well as an open playground. At first, a small scale wall design project was done on what would soon be the site’s playground. It had to do with playful material experimentation, taking into consideration the use of the walls by the students at primary school. To the right is a drawing of one of the walls taken apart for a structural view, and underneath are wall sections and elevations.

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EAST ENTRANCE ELEVATION


CINEMA WOOLTON WOOLTON CINEMA

GROUND AND FIRST FLOOR PLANS

Render of cinema cross sections CINEMA SECTIONS

The second project was of a cinema desired in Woolton A second year studio suburbs. project was of awas a challenge Village in the Liverpool The site cinema in Woolton Village in the of trees, but due to itsdesired high level change and congestion Liverpool suburbs. The site a challenge the most efficient design waswas produced based on the largdueview to its high the levelmost change and congestion est points, economic use of space and the of trees, but the and mostpleasurable efficient design was for the cinmost convenient experience produced on important, the largestyet view ema visitors.based It was an funpoints, excercise in terms MOST of using BIM and in theuse later of EXPOSED POINT the most economic of stages spacePhotoshop. and the A number OF ATTENTION changes were made throughout the design process in terms most convenient and pleasurable of massing and planning, all of which to the optimum arexperience for the cinema visitors. Itled was chitectural proposal. Blue diagrams the of right show signifan important, yet fun excercise in on terms icant site observations, each with their appropriate design using BIM and in the later stages responses below in red. More extractswere from the projects are Photoshop. A number of changes shown the right. the design process in made on throughout

terms of massing and planning, all of which led to the optimum architectural proposal. Blue diagrams on the right show significant site observations, each with their appropriate design responses below in red. More extracts from the projects are shown on the right.

POTENTIAL PRIMARY DESIGN FEATURE

BEST LEVEL ACCESS AT WOOLTON STREET

EXPECTED NOISE FROM ALLERTON & WOOLTON STREET

CLEAR SITE AREA IS VERY LIMITED

MAIN ACCESS POINT OR THRESHOLD OF THE BUILDING

PUSH THE QUIET ROOMS AWAY FROM THE NOISE

NEED TO OMIT SOME TREES THROUGHOUT DESIGN PROCESS

CINEMA HALL RENDER

GROUND AND FIRST FLOOR PLANS

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MOSSCARESTST VINCENT’S OFFICES REFURBUISHMENT MOSSCARE VINCENT’S OFFICES REFURBUISHMENT MOSSCARE ST VINCENT’S OFFICES REFURBUISHMENT

Render initialRENDER proposal BASIC SHOWING INITIAL PROPOSAL BASIC of RENDER SHOWING INITIAL PROPOSAL

Mosscare StStVincent’s is isa a registered provider in Greater Manchester. They’ve Mosscare St Vincent’s is a registered provider in Greater Manchester. Mosscare Vincent’s registered provider in Greater Manchester. requested to have their offices completely refurbished and rebuilt to accomThey’ve requested to have their offices completely refurbished and They’ve requested to have their offices completely refurbished and modate an additional level. Now, the existing building is made primarily of to accommodate an additional level. Now, existing rebuiltrebuilt to accommodate an additional level. Now, thethe existing brick. building Our proposal is toprimarily envelopofit brick. with new modern cladding and eliminate is made proposal is to envelop it with building is made primarily of brick. OurOur proposal is to envelop it with some new wallsmodern in the middle to createeliminate an enhanced view in and improve the qualcladding some walls middle new modern cladding andand eliminate some walls in thethe middle toto ity of their office space. Finally, there will be an extra level added above, create an enhanced view and improve the quality of their office createwith an extra enhanced view and improve the quality of floor theirand office along steelthere support going downlevel to the ground aligning space. Finally, will be an extra added above, along with space. Finally, there will be anthe extra level added above, along with with the frame of the glass and walls of the building. This project was parextra steel support going down to the ground floor and aligning with extra steel support going down to the ground floor and aligning with ticularly to me because was aofchallenging brief the office theinteresting frame of the glass and theit walls the building. Thisfor project was to the frame of the glass and the walls of the building. This project was beginparticularly with since ainteresting lot of worktoisme required to overlay old and new because it was athe challenging briefarchifor particularly interesting to me because it was a challenging brief for tecture to recreate an existing building. I was excited to be given the task the office to begin with since a lot of work is required to overlay the to the office to begin with sinceinato lot of work isprogress required toproject overlay the handle a and large scope of work this brief and forward. old new architecture recreate an existing the building. I was old and newthe architecture recreate an existing building. I was Even though design is the stilltoundergoing changes, planning application excited to be given task to handle a largethe scope of work in this has been showing the concept, structure and services excited tosubmitted be given thethe task to main handle a large scope work in this brief and progress project forward. Even thoughof the design is restill quirements in terms of massing planning, allthough of which leddesign tosubmitted the isoptimum brief and progress the project forward. Even the still undergoing changes, theand planning application has been architectural proposal. undergoing planning application has been submitted showingchanges, the main the concept, structure and services requirements.

showing the main concept, structure and services requirements.

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KEY PROPOSED DEMOLITIONS

MUTUAL INNER WALLS

EXTERNAL PROPOSED WALLS

PROPOSED CLADDING

Ground and First floor plan overlays of existing and proposed designs.

GROUND AND FIRST FLOOR PLAN OVERLAYS OF EXISTING AND PROPOSED DESIGNS.

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Profile for Farah Arar

Architecture Porfolio - 2019  

Architecture Porfolio - 2019  

Profile for faraharar