PORTFOLIO MOHAMED HUSHAM
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV MALDIVES NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
My name is Mohamed Husham, I studied Bachelors Degree in Architecture in Maldives National University. I am always keen to learn new skills and hone my skills especially in urban design and landscaping. This portfolio outlines the design projects completed between the year 2015-2017.
MALCHINA Roof Top Design
SANGE GE Client House
HIRI Community Center
VORTEX An Educational Facility
A HELPING HAND Temporary Disaster Relief Shelter
GUNDOLHI RESIDENCES Eco Tower
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ABOUT M.Noobahaaru / Male' + (960) 7670559 firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJEEDHIYAA SCHOOL O'Level
HOUSING MINISTRY Planning Officer
VILLA HIGH SCHOOL A'Level
MAAI DESIGN Assistant Architect
MALDIVES NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Foundation & Degree
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
REFERENCES MAUROOF JAMEEL
Architect FATHIMATH SHAAHEEN
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01 MALCHINA The first design project that was assigned to us on the first semester of bachelors of art in architecture in the Maldives national university (MNU) was rooftop design. In this project we were to make a rooftop design for an existing 2 story building. The design must not be a place where the inhabitants can dwell for long periods of time. Instead it must be a place of experience. The location set for this design project is the rooftop of any of the old 2 story buildings in the west end of Chaandhanee magu, Maleâ€™. After an in-depth research into the Chinese culture and tradition I found a promising method which the Chinese people use in their everyday life; the Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment. Next I explored the Maldivian culture to find a way to in cooperate Feng Shui to it. While exploring, I found out that a Maldivian traditional house was very fascinating. A Maldivian traditional house was a humble yet a harmoniously enriched form of housing we rarely see today. The arrangement of spaces as well as the light materials used in the houses such as timber and coral stone made the Maldivian traditional housing a good combination for Feng Shui to be applied to.
SITE ANALYSIS SITE PLAN - CHAANDHANEE MAGU
SPACE PLANNING 1 Stairs
5 MALDIVIAN CULTURE
3 Lobby 4 Kitchen
5 Storage 6 Reception 7 Outdoor dinning
The design is derived through combining Maldivian and Chinese culture. Features of Feng Shui from the Chinese culture and the space planning of Maldivian traditional houses are combined to develop a hybrid design.
8 Indoor dinning 9 Toilet
The design was developed through various space arrangmets. After this features of Feng Shui was in cooperated. Materials used in Maldivian culture is used in this design. `
DRAWINGS 1 Garden 2 Lobby
3 Kitchen 4 Storage
5 Reception 6 Outdoor dinning 7 Indoor dinning
02 SANGU GE The project was to design a dwelling for a given client. The clients given in this project are famous Maldivians who gained their fame between 1970 and 1990. The final design that came out when all the above steps are in cooperated is a uniquely shaped building located within the plam trees in the beach side of Fuvahmulak, Maldives. The location is place where the sounds of trees and ocean is abundant. The house consists of one large bedroom big enough for Nashidhâ€™s whole family (his wife and son), a living room for his guests to visit, a kitchen, a dining room, a toilet, and most importantly his music room where he can compose music using the natural sounds from the surrounding and normal instruments. In conclusion it is the perfect house for Zero-degree Nashidh where he can compose his music within his house without going anywhere else.
02.1 SITE ANALYSIS
Access Thundi Site
Sound of birds Sound of waves Sound of leaves
02.2 CLIENT Age: 48 Uses natural sounds in music like A man of few words Modest Easy Going Son
Wife Going Fishuing Playin gFootball With vakarugey kudhin Gew up in Maleâ€™
WAVES SANGU ANIMAL NOISES HUSTLING OF WIND BAI POLHI
LOVE TRADITIONAL MUSIC Genres: Blues World 6th child in a family of 10 Ethnic
DATE OF BIRTH : 3rd January1966
Bid in Flight
02.3 CONCEPT Nashid is a very unique Maldivian musician. He composes his music using both natural sounds and normal musical instruments like guitars. The concept of this design is based on his unique usage of different natural sounds to create music. The most apparently used natural sounds in Nashidâ€™s songs are on the diagram below.
From this component we can hear the sound of dry leaves as the sound of breeze on trees
From this component we can hear the sound of a toy bird as the sound of birds chirping
CHIRPING OF BIRDS
BLOWING CONGE SHELL From this component we can hear the sound of water as the sound of waves crashing
HUSTLING OF LEAVES
CRASHING OF WAVES
From this component we can hear the sound of uncooked rice as the sound of using baipolhi
USING A BAIPOLHI
After a thorough research of ahmed nashid i designed an abstract model where you can listen to the natural sounds he use in his music. From the various components of the abstract model seen on the pictures below we can listen to these natural sounds.
Finally when all the components are connected using a hollow tube it takes the form of a sangu (conge shell) and can be used like one to make a similar sound
This is a conceptual model done to design an absorbing device to absorb the sound coming from above and transfer the sound down through a tube
The shape of the house was changed because a circular shape can circulate the sound muh better than an edgy one. Furthermore the need of an extra floor was determined at this point.
Y This is a conceptual model done to design an absorbing device to absorb the sound coming from the beach and transferin gthe sound into the house through a tube
B Addressing both sound directions a third model was designed by incorporating both the sound absorbing devices.
03 HIRI A. DH. Fenfushi is an island located in the South end of Ari Atoll, Maldives. The people in this island is famous for the rare talent of coral stone work and carving. They also exceed in coral stone masonry, which unfortunately is prohibited now due to the rapid decline of reefs. When you look around after stepping into the island, walls built using corals stones are everywhere. The community center which was designed for A. Dh. Fenfushi is a place which will create an identity for the island. It will become a place where the community of Fenfushi can get together and enjoy. The design was developed after doing numerous models which lead to the final form of the community center. The resulting final design is a very rigid and irregular shaped design where you can feel the context in the design.
03.1 SITE ANALYSIS
ALIF DHAAL ATOLL
03.2 CONCEPT The concept i have chosen for this project is the random arrangments and patterns of a coral stone masonry wall. I chose this concept based on the site analysis and the background study i did in a.dh fenfushi. The irregular stones will be used as spaces in the building and the mortar mortar layers will be used as circulation pathways within the building. I developed this concept by tracing the patterns from an image of a real masonry coral stone wall and placing them in different layers as seen from the sketches below. Then the volumes of the spaces are created by extruding the spaces formed when the sketches are layerd.
The sketches made by tracing from coral stone wall
The first two models are concept models which shows the irregularity of the spaces and walkways between them.
The sketches made after selecting the traced images and placing them in layers
The cubist painting i made to create the floor plans of the design
The next two models were done after giving thought to the actual spaces in the design and its approximate sizes. In the fourth model the arrangement of the space are finalized.
In the final development model the form is finalized after adding the walkways.
This perspective image shows the view seen to the person viewing a volley match from the seating
This perspective image shows the interior view of the building seen when a person reaches the second floor and looks at the cafeteria.
This perspective image shows the view seen a person stays by the point and look towards the north-west side.
04 VORTEX The project is to design a primary school in Hulhumaleâ€™ which should have the capacity to cater 4000 students. The whole project is divided into 3 small projects: 1) Choose a transformation word and create a touch stone representing that word. 2) Design a site office on the site for the architect, 3) Design the primary school by in cooperating the site office and transforming it to part of the school. v The concept of this design was based on the transformation word twist. It is a centric design where the spaces in the school swirls around an attractive and unique elevator shaft. The class rooms are designed in such a way that it requires minimum observation. The diagrams above shows how the design was developed. The areas marked in red indicate classrooms and other spaces in the school. The final design consists of a unique set of classrooms and many outdoor spaces where the students can explore much more than your average school. The school was designed in such a way that the students can experience outdoor activities within the school. One such example is the mini artificial forest where students can explore the wild life like they have never done before
04.1 SITE ANALYSIS
SITE OFFICE SITE PLAN
Vehicular circulation paths VEHICULAR MOVEMENT
Views into the site
Easy access from all the sides
04.2 SITE OFFICE The touch stone model i designed for this project is based on the word twisting. In this model a strip of the sides of the walls are given a small twist to allow light and ventilation into the space. This Site office design is based on the transformation word â€œTWISTINGâ€? first a simple twist is given to a cuboid then two spaces are created due to the twist, by furthure twistin git creates a compresses space between the two spaces previously created.
1 Office space 2 Meeting room 3 Pricate space 4 Toilet Parking
04.3 SCHOOL The concept of this design was based on the transformation word twist. It is a centric design where the spaces in the school swirls around an attractive and unique elevator shaft. The class rooms are designed in such a way that it requires minimum observation. The diagrams above shows how the design was developed. The areas marked in red indicate classrooms and other spaces in the school. X
The developement of the building also started with a simple twist which can been seen in the floor plan. Each floor is rotated in a different anagled to bring the effect of twisting to the whole building
Classrooms Teachers Room Outdoor learning areas Toilets SITE PLAN
05 A HELPING HAND Design 05 final project is a disaster relief housing for an island which have been affected by Tsunami 2004. The structure proposed should be rapidly manufectured, deployed, trasnported and should be reusable. This unit must cater 4-6 people. For the design M. Kolhufushi was chosen. The micro sites are designed beforehand as parks. The existing building in the area will be removed and place in empty plots in the island. The large area in the center of the park is a safe house which the people will assemble is case of a tsunami. There is one 3 meter wide road which is be accessible from two sides in the park. Then there are 2 meter and 1 meter wide pathways which will lead to the relief housing units. These pathways are for pedestrians only. Rain water is collected and drained through pipes in gravitational system to a water tank under the safe house. This water will be used by the people on the relief housing units. The helping hand concept is created baed on the fact that trees has helped in saving lives during the trunami of 2004. The hanging and spreaded branches of the trees acted as helping hands for the people who were drifted awsy in the currents of tsunami. This concept is about saving the people who are suffering the loss of shelter due to the tsunami.
05.1 SITE ANALYSIS
Institutional Buildings Residential Buldings Mosques Access routes
05.2 CONCEPT CONCEPT DEVEOPMENT
Arrangment of the houses in site is inspired by a tree and how its roots spread around to the ground. Mini communities are formed within the site by combining 5 housing units together and forming a communal space in the middle. `
For the housing units the form is inspired by the leaf in a tree. spaces branch out from a centric point `
Open Semi-open Private
1 Living Room 2 Kitchen 3 Dining
4 5 6 7
Bedroom Toilet Open area Storage
ASSEMBLING STEP 01 Fix the columns to the ground after digging up a bit X STEP 02 Connect the columns and column bracing using coir rope
STEP 03 Built the floor structure and fix it to the floor bracing Y STEP 04 Cut the plywood pieces for the flooring and place them on the floor structure STEP 05 Make the stair structure and cut plywood pieces for the steps and place them on the structure STEP 06 Fix the wall bracings to the columns using coir rope
STEP 07 Slide in the timber sticks through the wall bracings until the walls are filled
STEP 08 Make the roof structure using coir rope and fix it to the ends of the columns using coir rope STEP 09 Fix the ready made canvas pieces to the roof structure using coir rope
ROOF & STRUCTURE Roof (Canvas) Canvas rings
WALL FIXING The wall consists of approximately 40mm wide, round timber sticks. These sticks are slided in between the four wall bracings.
Wall (diameter 40 mm) Wall bracing
ROOF & ROOF SYSTEM The roof and the roof structure are connected using coir rope.
STAIRS Tag coir rope. The steps in the stairs are done using 12mm plywood.
FLOORING & SYSTEM
FLOOR STRUCTURE The floor structure is made up of timber round sticks and connected using coir rope.
COLUMN & BRACING
COLUMN & BRACING The columns and column bracings are fixed using coir rope. There are two sets of column bracings. One is to hold the column from Column bracing going further into the ground while the other holds the floor structure
06 GUNDOLHI RESIDENCES This project is divided into two parts; Masterplan and Mix use tower development. The site selected was Hulhumale. A masterplan was designed for this particular site. For my design what i found most stricking within the site is the stream of water. “It was as if the ocean was calling to me from afar. I was slowly being dragged towards it like a piece of metal being drawn towards a magnet. Almost unconsciously. It was almost like I belonged in the ocean like a fish. Swimming along with the flow of the ocean. As I broke free from the concrete jungle I was living in, I thought to myself, “So this is what it feels to be free”. The view in front of me was breathtaking. The stream of water flowing in front of swept me away into another world. It was as if all my problems, all my pain and anger have been swept away from me the instant I gazed upon its magic.” The pleasant sound and view of flowing water is something everyone appreciates. With this flow comes life and gives happiness to the people around it. It also creates unique patterns as water flows on the soil. These patterns that are created is called riparian. In this design flowing water is used to create a utopian urban city which is full of life and happiness.
I broke free from the concrete jungle I was living in, I thought to myself, “So this is what it feels to be free”. The view in front of me was breathtaking. The stream of water flowing in front of swept me away into another world. It was as if all my problems, all my pain and anger have been swept away from me the instant I gazed upon its magic. Flowing water influences the surrounding environment in many ways. Ripples created on sand by the touch of flowing water is replicated in this design. The patterns formed due to this is called “Gundolhi” The form of the design is generated in such a way that it shows the corrosion effect on the soil. In addition to this the fluidity of flowing water is maintained throughout the design.
Pure Residential Mixed Residential Sports and Recreation Institutions Pure Residential
Sports and Recreation Institutional
BULDINGS School College
MASTERPLAN WITH MICRO SITE PURE RESIDNETIAL BUILDINGS 3 Room 8 Apartments 3 Room 8 Apartments
MIXED RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Residential Commercial
MID LEVEL CONNECTION CIRCULATION
FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:250
WATER AND VEGETATION
GROUND LEVEL GROUND LEVEL
School College INSTITUTIONAL
3 ROOM APAR SCALE 1:250
Pedestrian Padestrian Vehicular Vehicular
Glass Connections Water and Vegetation
3 Rooms 8 Apartments 3 Rooms 8 Apartments
06.2 TOWER Flowing water influences the surrounding environment in many ways. Ripples created on sand by the touch of flowing water is replicated in this design. The patterns formed due to this is called â€œGundolhiâ€? The form of the design is generated in such a way that it shows the corrosion effect on the soil. In addition to this the fluidity of flowing water is maintained throughout the design.
DETAIL 1: PRECAST SLAB FIXING 200 mm wide I-beams are placed on l shaped beams specially desiged for this purpose. The precast slabs are slided into the other side of the I-beam.
DETAIL 2: TIMBER FLOORING 50 mm thick timber planks are used to make the frame. The frame is fixed on the precast slabs. 12 mm thick planks are then used as flooring.
2 ROOM APARTMENT FLOORS
2 ROOM APARTMENT FLOORS
04 DETAIL 3: RAILINGS 50 mm thick timber pieces are fixed to a steel pole 1 ROOM APARTMENT FLOORS
DETAIL 4: GREEN SLAB 200mm thick concrete slab as a base. Layered by an insulation medium, drainage and a 300 mm thick growing medium
The garden space in each apartment provides a very effective shading to thye apartments. The roof top garden also helps to keep the buildinmg cool. In addition to this the atrium space provides good ventilatioin throughout the building
Communal spaces are provided between the buildings for social interaction
The income from the 2 commercial floors at the lowest two levels are used to provide the maintainence of the building
Published on Nov 23, 2017