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ACADEMIC STUDIOS GIZA-GEM
RE-TANNING THE LANDSCAPE
Urban Design Studio Giza, Cairo, Egypt Charleston Off-Campus Studio Okurase, Ghana
Graduation Studio Al-Fustat, Cairo, Egypt
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN DESIGN
2010 Summer Internship Montreal, Quebec, Canada
ADDITIONAL SKILLS RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Giza, Cairo, Egypt Urban Design Studio Spring 2008
The Grand Egyptian Museum requires the creation of an esplanade linking the museum to the Giza pyramids, and upgrading surrounding urban fabric. During a 7 day site visit, Clemson and Ain-Shams University students divided the site into sectors to perform site analysis. My sector was Sector 1. Returning to the states the final design product was a group studio effort.
Esplanade Nile Park Car Parking Dunal Park Piazza & Atrium Lands of Egypt Park Recreational Gardens
DEVELOPMENT Design Principles Nile and Canal Systems Intertwined boulevard system around canal and esplanade. Natural barrier to moument site. With primary and secondary crossing points. Ancient canal system links monument site with urban fabric, green space and agriculture.
Cosmology Progression from antiquity to modernity. The ancient Egyptians were avid astronomers. The sun symbolized their core values. Using rays of the sun from the pyramids we transition from historic pyramids to the modern G.E.M. Tourism Transects Land use and privacy levels Observations on transitions from more public to private areas. How to move tourists through the site and preserve the privacy of the residential areas.
Zone Development Future Zone
MASTER PLAN Final master plan and illustrations showing further development of the conceptual master plan.
Okursae, Ghana Charelston Studio Spring 2009
Okurase is a rural Ashanti village of about 5,000 people in Ghana. The project sponsor, a musician from the village, teamed with Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston to fulfill vision of the Nkabum Center. This center is to be a medical and educational center for the community and surrounding areas. Before the start of the semester two graduate students traveled to the site for analysis. A team comprised of graduate architect and undergraduate landscape and architecture students developed a sustainable site representing the traditional Ashanti patterns of development. This site and buildings are designed to be easily constructed by the residents of the village. As a group we performed analysis, and conceptual master planning. Individually we worked to further the design. I was responsible for development of site circulation, site entrances, landscape vegetation and the final rendered master plan.
FOOT TRAFFIC VEHICLE TRAFFIC ENTRY/ EXIT ADJACENT ACCESS
Context to Village
ANALYSIS Cultural Studies Ashanti settlement patterns reveals the typical form of private courtyard spaces organized around larger public courtyard.
Environmental Tool Box
Air movement and shade studies influence site and structure development.
DEVELOPMENT Design Principles CIRCULATION
PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ARE SEPARATE WITH VARIABLE PEDESTRIAN CONTROL.
THE SETTLEMENT IS COMPOSED AROUND TWO PRIMARY COURTYARDS, ONE PUBLIC AND ONE PRIVATE.
ALL RAIN WATER WILL BE CAPTURED AND STORED ON SITE FOR USE BY THE CENTRE.
PROGRAMMATIC GROUPS SHOULD BE GATHERED AROUND OUTDOOR SPACES, EACH HAVING A UNIQUE CHARACTER.
COURTYARDS ARE LINKED BY DIRECT VISUAL ACCESS.
SHADED LANDSCAPE AND WELL VENTILATED BUILDINGS WILL PROVIDE MAXIMUM HUMAN COMFORT.
Single and Double Level Program
COURTYARDS NKONSONKONSON- Unity Courtyard BI NKA BI- Peace and Harmony Courtyard NEA ONNIM NO SUA A, OHU- Knowledge Courtyard ESE NE TEKREMA- Friendship Courtyard ONYANKOPON ADOM NTI BIRIBIARA BEYE YIE- Hope Courtyard AYARESABEA- Strength Courtyard ASAASI YAA- Akwaaba Entrance YE BE SHIA BIOM- Peace Passage
PROGRAM EDUCATION PERFORMANCE ACCOMMODATIONS SERVICES
Final Programmatic Diagram
NKABOM CENTER 0
DEVELOPMENT Entry Development
Northern entry branches, wider path leads to hospital, parking lot, and service road to rear of site. Screened by vegetation. Narrow path pedestrian leading through check point to main courtyard.
KEY PLAN 0
Southern entry used occasionally for deliveries. Follows the same concept as primary entry but is less elaborate.
Identification of tree forms and function. Suggestions of native trees and plants for low planting beds.
RE-TANNING THE LANDSCAPE Continued growth and increasing residential densities of informal settlements in Cairo threatens residentsâ€™ health, ecological networks and historic monuments. I selected a portion of the tannery area that will be relocated in the identified informal area, the historic district of Al-Fustat to redevelop as my graduation project. My design revives shared spaces, the ecological network and provides economic opportunities through historic settlement patterns.
District of Fustat Selected site highlighted
Al-Fustat, Cairo Graduation Studio Fall 2010
As the most dense Floor to Area Ratio in the Al-Fustat the removal of the tannery opens up many possibilities
ANALYSIS Contextual & Site Specific Analysis
Good Fair Poor
Vegetation High Soil Contamination
Unexcavated Archeology Site
Structure- 800s AD
Possable Built Over Archeology Site
Archeological Excavation Site
Graveyard- Pre 1000 AD Graveyard- 1940s AD
Primary Paved Roads Secondary Paved Roads Secondary Unpaved Roads Metro Unpaved Paths Bus Stop
1-3 Floors 4-6 Floors 7-9 Floors +10 Floors
Development Patterns & The Obsolescence of Shared Spaces Residential
Study of typical evolution and development around family, work and community shared spaces. The need to increase density fills in shared spaces. Currently, there are no designated open spaces so the streets serve this purpose.
Economic Analysis For the project to be successful economic opportunities for current residents must be provided. After an inventory of the primary economic industries in the area it became evident that the area not only had a rich heritage of leather working but other crafts, as well as a variety of different food markets. The conditions of these markets were very poor, lacking sufficient places to work and were scattered, not following the cultural market styles of the suq and funduq.
DEVELOPMENT Design Principles Ecological Network
Ecological network unifies open spaces serving the commercial, residential and educational needs of the people.
Extensions of existing privacy levels ensuring the core remains most private for residents.
Extensions of existing land use by block enforces privacy levels and circulation routes.
Extending existing secondary roads improves connectivity for vehicular and foot traffic in the site as a whole. Limiting access based on privacy.
Two linear parks provide open spaces and opportunities for all to admire historic sites they surround. Linked together through public and private open spaces and ecological network.
Typology 1 25%
Built Area Unbuilt Area
Unbuilt Sq Ft.
Progression of demolition of shared spaces in one acre. Identification of 50-75% built space offers same amount of density as existing conditions but preserves shared spaces. Found in residential, commercial, and mixed use development.
Discovering Shared Spaces
10.2 Acres Open Park
35 Acres Open Park
2.6 Acres Built Sq Ft: 56,243 3.5 Acres Built Sq Ft: 94,640 75%
2.7 Acres Built Sq Ft: 73,008
8.3 Acres Built Sq Ft: 21,632
1.4 Acres Built Sq Ft: 56,243
1.8 Acres Built Sq Ft: 48,672 75%
10.0 Acres Built Sq Ft: 270,400 75%
3.1 Acres Built Sq Ft: 83,824
3.5 Acres Built Sq Ft: 75,712
2.1 Acres Built Sq Ft: 56,784
2.5 Acres Built Sq Ft: 67,600 75%
1.4 Acres Built Sq Ft: 37,856 75%
1.5 Acres Built Sq Ft:32,448 50%
7 Acres Built Sq Ft: 164,853
.9 Acres Built Sq Ft: 24,336 75%
2.6 Acres Built Sq Ft: 70,300
1.7 Acres Built Sq Ft: 45,968
1.6 Acres Built Sq Ft: 50% 34,611
3.2 Acres Built Sq Ft: 69,222
35 Acres Open Park 1.8 Acres Type: 2 Built Sq Ft: 38,938
Square footage of built area by block based on primary land use. Resulting area provides same density as eastern half of the site while generating shared spaces
Shared Space Typologies
Master Plan Educational
International Equestrian Design I started riding horses before I could walk. In the summer of 2010 I was fortunate enough to move to Montreal to work with one of the top equestrian designers in the world. During this time my CAD skills improved, and was responsible for responding to RFPs. I also learned about different types of footing (the firmsâ€™ specialty), and researched new sustainable technologies and approaches to farm design. In addition to developing conceptual farm master plans and planting plans I developed a new web site which will be implemented when funding is available.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2010 Summer Internship
GROB PLANTING PLAN
OVERVIEW Two projects focusing on addressing the needs and desires of families and complying to individual neighborhood restrictions. The first project was an individual project and the final was a group effort.
OVERVIEW Independent design of War Memorial in front of Clemson University football stadium. Final construction documents addressed master plan, demolition plan, grading, construction details, sun/ shade diagraming, plant list and details
OVERVIEW The goal was to design and construct a small functional box. I had never built anything like this before. I decided to create a wall mount box. 2 board feet of walnut with dove tailed joints and finger handles create interest in its simple form.
Dove Tail Practice 37
GRAPHICS I have always had a pen or pencil in my hand. I prefer to work in graphite but also appreciate the magic of a good pen.
Anne Ryan Equestrian Apparel
Austin Ryan Menâ€™s Equestrian Apparel
Using my 2008 graphite drawing of my pony I designed the logos for The Country Saddlerâ€™s lines of boutique equestrian wear.
Commissioned portraits of favorite pets. (Left: Hazel) 2010 (Below: Ida Bea) 2008
Graphite drawings of St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
I wanted to show a birds eye view of some the immediate context of the front of the church because the way it meets the street is very unique. Quick ink sketch explaining how it meets the road causing flow of traffic to slow. Then refined through a graphite rendering.
Where are you from? (2009-Colored Pencil) Memories of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The places that shaped me. My boarding school, and the historic farm that I spent a great deal of time on.