CONTENTS PROFESSIONAL WORK
1 COMPETITION GUC BERLIN CAMPUS FIRST PLACE
3 ARCHITECTURE DESIGN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
7 URBAN DESIGN ETSAB UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP
2 INTERIOR DESIGN FEDERAL MOGUL SHOWROOM
ARCHITECTURE DESIGN GERMAN EMBASSY IN CAIRO
PARAMETRIC DESIGN PAVILION
URBAN DESIGN CAIRO RING-ROAD DEVELOPMENT
URBAN DESIGN SEMESTER ABROAD LOHMUHLENINSEL BERLIN
6 URBAN DESIGN MANIAL WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT
PERSONAL DETAILS DATE OF BIRTH 13TH JANUARY 1992 MOBILE PHONE +201006610168 EMAIL email@example.com
EDUCATION September 2010 - July 2014 BACHELOR DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN [4 years] GERMAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO Spring 2013 SEMESTER ABROAD AT GUC BERLIN September 2014 - July 2015 PRE-MASTER DEGREE IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN
PROFILE This Portfolio represents a selection of my academic works done over the past 2 years. I am a Master student in Architecture and Urban Design at the German University in Cairo, where I learned the solid bases to link between the design skills, technicality and sustainability. My passion about architecture pushed me to change my study major from mechanics where I always felt that engineering is nothing without arts and design.
Summer 2015 WORKSHOP AT Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona September 2015 - Current MASTER DEGREE IN URBAN DESIGN [Assessment Tool For A Walkable Urban Neighborhood]
SKILLS COMPUTER WINDOWS . MAC OFFICE : WORD . EXCEL . POWERPOINT AUTOCAD REVIT RHINOCEROS SKETCHUP PRO GRASSHOPPER PHOTOSHOP INDESIGN PHYSICAL PHYSICAL MODELLING | LASER CUTTING | FAIR SKETCHING | CNC MILING LANGUAGES ARABIC ENGLISH GERMAN
CONTACT CAIRO, EGYPT +201006610168 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 2012 - September 2012 MEDAD CONSULTANT ENGINEERS | CAIRO [2 months] sitework construction of an office building with technical detailing, construction drawings. July 2013 - September 2013 ARCHIMID CONSULTANT | CAIRO [2 months] interior design for HSBC office building with 3D modelling and technical drawings. January 2015 - March 2015 ARCH-TEAM CONSULTANT | CAIRO [2 months] BIM working construction drawings for a King Abdullah new university campus. September 2015 - Current GERMAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO Teaching Assistant for Integrated Design Project and Bachelor Design Courses
I am very passionate about exploring new places and activities and that’s why I’m a big fan of documentary videos. I like reading, and I practice sports as well. I’ll never get too old to ride bikes or roller blades and watersurfing for sure. I’m always out of town to a place where serenity can be found no matter what my budget is.
GUC BERLIN CAMPUS REDESIGN COMPETITION
SECOND PLACE AWARD
Conceptual overall idea and urban integration The aim of the planning is to build a structurally connected university complex with high interior and exterior space qualities in the former Borsig area and to give the existing, historically significant buildings a new architectural framework. The listed industrial halls are connected to each other by additional buildings - old and new, however, remain clearly legible. The old Siemenshalle will be flanked on the west side by the new boarding house, whereby its cultivation will be integrated into the new apartment building and the old brick façade will become a determining part of the entrance hall. The narrow, L-shaped building of the student housing block defines a courtyard on the back of the Siemenshalle, which acts as the new center of the campus. The “Small Hall” is being upgraded not only by the spatial but also by its architectural importance, and forms the new main entrance area of the university. On the courtyard side, old and new parts of the building are connected by a transparent development gallery. On several levels, the work-oriented student work zones with a wide range of visibility are made possible on several levels. Access to the new GUC campus takes place from the north side (at the Borsigturm) via a new public forecourt, which makes the new entrance situation visible and generous, inviting as a meeting place as well as a place to stay - as a public interface with the neighborhood. From a distance, the new skyline of the GUC campus enriches with striking high points and elegant horizontal lines. The administrative building with its cantilevered volume not only creates exciting perspectives but also defines the entrance to the campus and the forecourt and supports the perception of the GUC in the city. GROUP WORK
LISTED MONUMENTS WITHIN SURROUNDING CONTEXT
Borsig tower Alt-Tegel
Hallen am Borsigturm shopping mall
U-Bahn station exit
LISTED MONUMENTS ON SITE
Bike Halle Listed Monument
Siemens Halle Listed Monument
Siemens Halle historical adminstration building
Masterplan for Borsigwerke
Perspective from the entrance plaza showing the historical buildings, boarding house and additional masses
New masses are added to the historical buildings
The additional buildings defines the form of the outdoor spaces
the entrance building creating a new plaza
The blocks sculpture create landscape territories on different levels
The link connected the interior spaces
The final campus identity
Perspective from the courtyard defined by the boarding house and the link attached to the historical Siemenshalle
Perspective showing the relation between the boarding house, the Siemenshalle and the entrance building.
Boarding house podium
Subtraction of the historical mass from the boarding house
Substraction created outdoor spaces
Integration of the outdoors
Carving the interior communal spaces
Section showing the Siemenshalle, the court and the boarding house
The L-shaped building has two neo-storey “heads” at the opposite ends, which surround a roof terrace at the height of the hall horizon. In the ground floor is the student restaurant, which opens to the courtyard. In the southern rear area are the kitchens, staff and services, as well as the delivery and entry into an underground car park with 68 parking spaces. The student apartments are accessed via an internal “road”, which extends several times per floor to communal areas “squares”. The generous glazing of these areas appears as incisions in the facade. The apartments are spacious with 24m2 per standard room, each equipped with a private bathroom and kitchenette. As a variant, larger residential units are easily possible by interconnecting two (duplex) and adjoining rooms. The façade of the boarding house consists of exposed parts, which are cladded in the lower area up to the height of the hall horizon with red pigment concrete panels, while the “heads” are grey. The staggered windows of the apartments, the color-coded cuts in the common areas and the pattern of the joints of the concrete cladding contrast with the severity of the building structure, reflecting a lively student world.
Boarding house West-facade
FEDERAL-MOGUL SHOWROOM [INTERIOR DESIGN FREELANCE]
As a co-founder of SML Architects, we were hired to remodel the showroom of Feredal Mogul Automotive products. The concept was about proudly displaying the building materials that many try to conceal. It›s about adding a raw, unfinished look to the most thoughtfully designed spaces. It’s about selecting pieces that are as much about function as style.
GROUP WORK ]DESIGNERS 3[
‘‘Exterior Facade Rendering ‘‘
‘‘Diagram showing the interior organization‘‘
‘‘Section showing the storage space‘‘
‘‘Interior Showroom space‘‘
‘‘Section showing the materiality used‘‘
GUC KNOWLEDGE CENTER
The 5th semester design studio was integrated with building technology, steel structure, theory of architecture. The topic was “GUC Knowledge Center”, a university library building on the GUC campus. Which should host a shelving area for 10,000 books, presentation halls, administrational offices, reading halls, study rooms and a cafeteria. The site is in the center of the campus surrounded by sports area and the main gathering area of the university which was the challenge to integrate with the public. Project Data: Number of floors : 3 floors Gross Area : 5250 m.sqrt Number of users : 312 users Space for books : 112,000 books
Supervised by PROF. THOMAS LOEFFLER GROUP WORK ]STUDENTS 3[
“ Physical modell showing the roof and facade structure design “
In an attempt to reinvigorate the “shoe-box” method forming a massive shell with a distinctive faceted form which redefines the relationship between the interior and the general public outside. The required reading halls, presentation rooms, and study areas are with L-shaped and U-shaped forms scattered inside the shell to provide the feeling of one space. This shell is sliced to reach a diamond shaped allowing visual connections to the rest of the campus. The roof resulted from slicing the shoe box is designed to allow indirect sunlight from entering offering warm daylight throughout the daytime. Part from the integrated design was focusing on building construction. It was challenging to carry out a project from only sketches to detail drawings. The roof construction was independent to the rest of the library. By a combination of steel trusses and V-shaped concrete columns it I was able to solve the problems caused by the huge spans and calculate the required cross-sections.
“ The required reading halls, presentation rooms, and study areas are scattered inside the shell “
“ This shell is sliced to reach a diamond shape allowing visual connections to the rest of the campus and skylight for indirect sunlight “
“ Slicing the roof to reduce the area with south orientation for lower heat impact “
“ The final form resulted from the “shoe-box” method is a distinctive faceted form which redefines the relationship between the interior and the general public outside “
“ Isometric section showing the scattered L-shaped floors which provide visual connection between the floors “
“ First Floor-plan “
THE GERMAN EMBASSY IN CAIRO
The Federal republic of Germany’s current representation in Cairo built in the 80’s of the last century suffers from major problems which makes renovating the current building not as efficient as rebuilding it. The new design for the embassy should accommodate the chancellery, the ambassador’s residence, with additional apartment for employees. The total usable area required for the new design is 3,500 m2. The new design should satisfy an appropriate quality for the German representation regarding the architectural expression, form, identification, materiality and indoor space. The design phase started by developing a concept to have a single mass with the required area of the chancellery and the residence. This mass is fragmented into three fragments with proportions of 1:1:2, the first fragment is for the visa section, the second fragment is for the residence and the last fragment is for the chancellery. The three fragments are shifted away from each other to create an interior space for circulation and meeting zones as well. This method is similar to the human respiratory system by inhaling and exhaling after a compact situation.
Supervised by PROF. THOMAS LOEFFLER INDIVIDUAL WORK
“ Dividing the mass into three fragments and setting their entrances ”
“ Shifting the masses away to create informal gathering spaces “
“ Offseting the shifted space inwards provides a three dimensional fragmentation “
“ Dividing the facade by a regular grid ”
“ Spreading the windows by the facade grid “
“ Different windows alternatives for different treatments “
‘‘Third Floorplan ‘‘
To provide a continuous air flow in the building, the outer facĚ§ade openings is always the source of fresh cool air, and the atriums are the hot air escaping source. The fresh air flows always with a rhythm of from the outside to the office, then from the office to the corridors, finally from the corridors to the atriums where it gets sucked to outside. This method of cross
ventilation provides a flow of cool air through out the year and it could also be applicable during summer nights to refresh the air inside the building. The openings in the roof of the visa waiting area are openable to provide stack ventilation, which is similar to the ventilation concept used before where there are always a source of fresh air and a hot air escape spot
The embassy’s Facade is divided into two types, the first type is structure glazing and it’s mostly found in the gathering spaces and in the offices which are recessed from the rest of the facade to give a three dimensional effect to the form fragmentation, also louvers are added as a shading system where it is required. The second type of the facade is a block shaped wall inclosing the offices, which has openings with a rhythm. The block shaped facade type is divided with a grid of 3meters vertically which is the width of the office and divided horizontally with a grid of 3.6meters, which is the height of each storey.
The module 3m*3.6m is divided vertically by a sub-grid with a dimension of 50cm “a”. This division helped in developing five facade alternatives.These alternatives are distributed so the facade openings look rational for the first time it is seen but there is a hidden grid behind. Also the openings distribution insures that all the openings have direct source of light and fresh air. Most of the facade is wrapped by prefabricated panels of GRC, a type of concrete internally reinforced with fiberglass, instead of the usual steel. This makes them much lighter and easier to handle, and although they are 2 cm thick.
“Perspective in the Foyer”
“ physical model “ North-East perspective
For quite long and the GUC architects are seeking a place where both academic and social activities can take place, students and staff need to set up meetings, discussions, sociable events and annual exhibitions under the roof of a place with iconic image to represents the Architecture Department in the university. The porject aims to design a standalone, module based Pavilion. The form of the pavilion is requested to emerge out of the constitution of single modules connected together as a 3d mesh system. The design should simultaneously work on the three main subsystems of a building (Form, Structure and Interface) The idea was derived from the simple orientation of tripod chairs above each other to form in between triangle like modules with the chair legs resembling the offsetted distance in between each module for light entry inside the proposed pavilion design. The idea of the space in between each module was to allow the formation of a grid of light inside the volume of the pavilion to allow both concentrated light and nonetheless diffused.
GROUP WORK ]STUDENTS 3[
MANIAL WATERFRONT URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The redevelopment of the Mainal waterfront, is divided into three zones, each zone includes variety of uses with a specific theme. Zone one acts as a central business district in a central location to reflect the identity of a new downtown. The zone is divided into six different plots, including several nodes and landmarks, from an aquarium, conference center, to a skyscraper visible anywhere from central Cairo. Plot four is one of the main business quarters in the project divided into two clusters with five different buildings. The upper cluster comprises of 3 office buildings directly on the business promenade. While on the waterfront, adjacent to the main promenade are more publicly accessed buildings; A boutique hotel and a conference center with a unique form providing a landmark for the capital.
PREMASTERS DESIGN COURSE Supervised by PROF. HOSSAM SALAMA GROUP WORK ]STUDENTS 3[
SHOT FOR THE BUSINESS PROMENADE
GREEN CORRIDOR, BUSINESS PROMENADE AND MAIN CORRIDOR PASSING THROUGH THE PLOT.
GREEN CORRIDOR IS SUBTRACTED FROM PLOT MASS.
MAIN PROMENADE ACTS AS A BOUNDING WRAP TO THE PLOT.
BUSINESS PROMENADE DIVIDES THE PLOT HORIZONTALLY IN TWO.
MASSES EXTRUDED WITHIN THE PLOT AND EACH FUNCTION DEFINED.
FACADE OPENING LOGIC AND RELATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT MASSES
SHOT FROM THE CONVENTIONAL CENTER OVERLOOKING THE GREEN PROMENADE
VIEW AT THE BUSINESS PROMENADE
STREET VIEW AT THE BUSINESS PROMENADE ENTRANCE
PARK DE LA CUITADELLA BARCELONA [ETSAB WORKSHOP]
In a workshop by ETSAB University Barcelona, Catalonia aiming to revive the forgotten Cuitadella Park located in the heart of Barcelona. The park location is centered between different urban morphologies where strong flowing axis across the city hastily stops directly at the parkâ€™s high walls. Leaving famous landmarks like Gaudiâ€™s fountain, the Lake, the Zoo and the Zoology Museum abandoned in the city tissue. The strategic approach is to demolish the surrounding walls and to connect the physical links along the park and dissolve the different morphologies together.
Supervised by PROF. RITA PINTO DE FREITAS GROUP WORK ]STUDENTS 3[
YOUNG CITY CAIRO
In coordination with the Egyptian ministry of transportation, a design was set for an area lying beneath the ring-road and with an informal settlement on one side and a middle class society on the other. First when we arrived the site we visited and mapped both sides of the ring-road to observe the extreme diversity according to urban spaces and situations, materials, and building typologies. The two banks of the ring roads were very separated by physical, social and economical barriers. However they were connected historically in cars maintenance industry. Connectivity between both sides of the ring road. targeting all ages of inhabitants. Aim is mainly to enhance the usage of spaces, and align functions into order. Enriching the living condition, by introducing better qualities and more sustainable spaces, develop the economical and social features, and terminate the segregation between both neighborhoods. Missing in both neighborhoods, is the third dimension, our aim is to add more elements that inhabitants could interact with; for working, living, and playing.
Pre-Masters Design Course Supervised by PROF. URS WALTER GROUP WORK ]STUDENTS 2[
ADDITION OF THE OTHER FIRST FLOOR SLABS INCLUDING THE CAFETERIAS AND OPEN PUBLIC SPACES ADDING THE FIRST TWO SLABS OF THE FIRST FLOOR ACCOMODATING THE MARKET SPACES
THE EXPANSION OF THE WORKSHOPS INFORMALLY ALONG THE WHOLE SITE
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GIVEN SPACES INTO INFORMAL ADAPTATIONS ACCORDING TO EACH TYPE
ADDING RAMPS TO CESS THE SITE STREETS FOR CAR CULATION WITHING PROJECT
THE SELF GROWING WORKSHOPS BEGIN TO EXPAND THROUGH THE SITE ALONGSIDE THE STREET
DIVIDING A SECTION OF THE PROJECT ALONGSIDE THE STREET FOR RENTAL WORKSHOP SPACES
ADDITION OF THE PROJECT INFRASTRUCTURE BENEATH THE SITE TO PROVIDE WATER AND ELECTRICITY
HISTORY “ Before the revolution, the area underneath the Ringroad was used entirely for cars workshops “
CURRENT “ After the revolution, the police station was relocated in this area and the workshops did not find any replacement “
EL BASATEEN MARKET 5KM (5 minutes) away by Tok-Tok
EL KHALIFA MARKET 8KM (20 minutes) away by Microbus
SAKR EL MAADI
“ Sakr El-Maadi has the nearest market place where the people from both sides could use to buy their supplies, residents of the informal settlements tend to travel more distance to buy their supplies with cheaper prices”
WORKING & LIVING ON Luhmühlen ISLAND BERLIN [SEMESTER ABROAD]
A 7th semester architecture and urban design done during my exchange semester in Berlin. The goverment of Berlin and civilian initives starts a debate about the development of the shore line and the leisure using of the Spree river of Lohulen-island. The first task was to design the island for a mixed-use combining living and working, retail offices, residential units with high diversity of dwelling typologies to accomodate different target groups. The second task was designing a mixed-use building in the island architecturaly . One of the buildings in the island hosting three functions “Residential, Retail, Offices” was chosen for an architectural design. The huge public space on the north of the building overlooking the river .gives a lot of potentials to the building
Supervised by PROF. DR. HELMUT BOTT INDIVIDUAL WORK
The urban concept intention was designing a big avenue, dividing the island into two halves. The first half is for offices and mixed-use buildings, and the second one is more private for residential use. The grid forming the masses is driven from the surroundings as a combination of two grids tilted to each other and the interruption between these grids result open public space The primary grid on one side works as a secondary grid on the other side, formulating the buildings edges to connect the open spaces together and to define the landscape One of the designed buildings was set to be architecturally designed for mixed-use to host residential, offices, and retail
“ The basic volume of the building overlooking a wide public space and the waterfront“
“ A slim mass is subtracted to provide a terrace for the luxurious units “
“ Connecting the north open space to the south busy streets enlivens the public space “
“ Subtracting a mass from the residential to provide direct visual connection to the river “
“ A grand staircase connecting the commercial zone to the waterfront “
“ Another mass is removed to provide open space for the residential units “
“ The final form after applying the subtractions “
BACHELOR THESIS EGYPTIAN FILM MUSEUM W. Prof Thomas Loeffler
SUPERVISED ACADEMIC COURSES 2015-2017
BACHELOR THESIS EGYPTIAN FILM MUSEUM W. Prof Thomas Loeffler
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