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Curriculum Vitae

Karim Saleh

Date of birth

March, 21st 1995

Nationality

French, Lebanese

Languages

Fluent French, English and Arabic

Objective Statment I am seeking for an opportunity to further develop the design knowledge and sensibilties of my architectural education within a professional environment. Through this experience, i hope to become an integral member of a collaborative team that leverages my abilities and creates opportunity to develop new ones.

Education Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-ARC) Los Angeles, CA Undergraduate program First , Second and Third year studies (2013-2016) X |Atelier (Erick Carcamo and Nefeli Chatzimina) Athens, Greece Advanced Architectural Design Workshop (Maya) Summer 2015 Parsons, The New School, NYC, NY 8 week summer course (Summer of 2011) College Prostestant Francais, Beirut, Lebanon French Baccalaureate (2013)

Software Proficiencies Rhinoceros 5.0 Maya - Autodesk Grasshopper Vray Adobe Illustrator Photoshop In-Design AutoCAD Flow -Autodesk Maker-ware Meshmixer

Work Experience Laceco architects & engineers


CONTENT

Field Operations :

Hight-Rise, Hudson Yards, New York City

Conceptualizing the Urban Infrastructure : Bridge, New York City

Frameworks, Programs :

Culinary Institute, Delicatessen, Los Angeles

Formworks, Sites and Contexts : Boys and Girls Club, Hollywood

Conceptual Strategies for the Physical World : Los Angeles Center for Architecture (LACA)

Technologies Of Description : Pixelism


Field Operations: Hight-Rise, Hudson Yards, New York City Hardly any other building type has provided architects the possibility of technological innovation and seemingly endless aesthetic limits as much as the High Rise. Often characterized as the most magnificent architectural occurrence of the previous century, its presence in the contemporary city not only embodies the celebration of modern material technology and high visual impact, but it is also the intersection of strategies of densification via zoning law and code requirements; global and local real estate speculation, investment markets and

politics. The first studio of the third year core studio sequence locates the idea of architecture at the intersection of various systems of information: from technical to cultural, from visual to tactile. Considering the use of precedents and antecedents, the main investigation examines the particular impact of the building envelope and its material and geometrical determinations on site and a Tall building form, and the capacity to use transformation as a methodological tool to guide a rigorous approach to decision making.

By studying the specificities of the Tall building envelope, i was exposed to the tight dependency existing between serial determinations -of both geometric and material order- of the outermost surface, and the spaces it encloses, its surroundings and its iconographic performance in today’s metropolis. Instructors: Alexis Rochas, David Freeland, Margaret Griffin, Maxi Spina


Field Operations:

MASSING STUDY:

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Field Operations: Roof Plan

FACADE DETAIL:

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PLANS:

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MODEL PICTURES: Field Operations:

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Conceptualizing the Urban Infrastructure:

Conceptualizing the Urban Infrastructure: Bridge, NYC

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Frameworks, Programs: Culinary Institute

Exploring the role of programming in architecture to propose and organize a culinary institute in downtown Los Angeles. The institute is focused on culinary production where students are taught the skills of the dicipline in kitchens labs and other specific spaces.


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MICROMORPHOLOGIE

“Delicatessen” “About Us” “Delicatessen” is a center of innovation and one of the nations few independent culinary and critical schools that invision the evolution of gastronomic identity through the carefull analytical manipulation of food. Located in downtown Los Angeles, “Delicatessen” is distinguished by the vibrant atmosphere of its culinary studios, providing students with a uniquely inspiring environment in which to study the culinary arts.

“The Place” It’s exuberant atmosphere emurges from our building’s radical clash of majors. Reflecting the existing conflict between cooks and critics, the schools programmatic organisation amplifies the discourse to create social tension between the two opposite majors. The seperation and the collaboration of the empirical division and the theorists creates a rich environment where the students are challenged and motivated. Our House believes in the balance of abstraction and realism regarding the approches of the culinary arts.

“Programs Offered” / “Curriculum” Our program consists of two majors: -Culinary studies -Analytical studies 1. Introduction: In the first year of the program, the students aren’t differentciated and are educated in the same classes which are based on the introduction to cuisine and gastronomic deconstruction. 2.Differenciation: In the second year, the culinary and analytical students are divided based on their majors and have no longuer classes in common. The culinary students are required to master all the kinds of techniques, while the theoretical students are taught to formally analize the characteristics of cultural dishes. 3.Specialisation: 4.Collaboration/ Thesis: On their last year, students are required to present a menu in collaboration with the opposite major, which will test their innovative and analytical skills.

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Macromorphologie 1

Macromorphologie 2

Micromorphologie:

Micromorphologie:

Actions:

Actions:

L-Shape Todum Mat x2

L-Shape Bar x2 Donut

Rotation Bending

Wrapping Rotation Bending

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Macromorphologie 3

Macromorphologie 4

Micromorphologie:

Micromorphologie:

Actions:

Actions:

L-Shape x3

L-Shape Bar Mat

Rotation Bending

Stacking Hinging Bending

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SITE ANALYSIS

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PROGRAM DIAGRAM

Test Kitchens (72,000 CFT)

Emperical Division

Culinary Science Lab (6000 CFT) Labs and Fabrication (6000 CFT)

Analytical Space

Seminar rooms ( 15,000 CFT) Exhibition space (6000 CFT) Market (15000 CFT)

Food storage (10,000 CFT)

Interstitial Space (Circulation)

Sensory Lab (6000 CFT)

Analytical Division

Exhibition space (6000 CFT) Seminar rooms ( 15,000 CFT)

Salon

Test Kitchens (96,000 CFT)

Labs and Fabrication (18,000 CFT)

Emperical Divison

Auditorium (40,000 CFT)

Seminar rooms (15,000 CFT) Library (15,000 CFT)

Auditorium (40,000 CFT)

Administration + Storage

Student lounge & lockers ( 16,500 CFT)

Circulation

Library (15,000 CFT) Student lounge & lockers (12,000 CFT) Administration (10,000 CFT)

Dining hall / Cafe (36,000 CFT) Salon

Lobby (4500 CFT)

Exhibition space (6000 CFT) Computer lab (4000 CFT)

Market (15,000 CFT)

Dining hall / Cafe (36,000 CFT)

Circulation (75,000 CFT)

Television production studio (0 CFT) Exhibition space (6000 CFT) Computer lab (4000 CFT) Food storage (10,000 CFT) Restrooms (8000 CFT) Building facilities storage (3000 CFT)

Restrooms (8000 CFT)

Excessive Space

Lobby

Administration (10,000 CFT) Circulation (30,000 CFT)

Politically Neutral

Total buiding interior (335,500 CFT)

Lobby (4500 CFT)

Building facilities storage (3000 CFT) Total buiding interior ( 375,,500 CFT)

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LEVEL 1

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ELEVATIONS

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ANIMATION Frames

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Formworks, Sites, Contexts: Boys and Girls Club This Studio was a continuation and expansion of the fundemental issues of architecture first introduced in the first and second studios (1A & 1B) of the first year core sequence. The emphasis of the project was on the development of disciplinary informed formworks and sophisticated techniques for design processes, outcomes and discourse. After studying overarching and/or contingent organizational strategies in significant architectural precedents, students designed a small institution on an urban site with intelligble organizational interrelationships of

form, geometry, site, conditions, context and program. There was a strong emphasis on the understanding of solid/ void realtionships, delineation and choreagraphing movement through space. The programmatic prupose of the project consisted of a Boys and Girls Club that was located on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. Due to the project’s chaotic environment, the urban site required a rethinking of what the institution should be. My proposal- “After carefully studying the surroundings, i concluded

that the urban site was too hostile for a Boys and Girls Club because of the presence of a number of night clubs and bars. The project therfore aims at shielding the kids from the surrounding chaos, by creating global and local pockets within the institute, which socialy provokes the programmatic orginization of a Boys and Girls Club. Instructors: John Southern, Erick Carcamo, Benjamin Smith, Sandy Yum


Formworks, Sites and Contexts

Taxonomies : Parent generation Analyzing physical relationships and volumetric characteristics of mass through the strategic deformations of a plush toy. These categories allow volume and massing to emerge and operate as formal geometric transformations- defining architectural characteristics.

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Taxonomies : Children generation

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Family Tree

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Site & Context

12 pm 9 am

3 pm Site Shadow Cast Summary

Shadow Cast Digram

Ciculatory Block Orientation

Auditory Gradient Diagram Based On Trafic Location

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SKIN CONDITIONS

Formally the institution consists of two types of interior spaces, which predtermine different exterior surface conditions. The first case deals with the presence of a singular organic component, which is not exposed to any intersections. The second case deals with the intersection of a rectalinear form with an organic component. The project, therfore challenges two questions: How to resolve spatial and programmatic division within a flexible complex geometry? What occurs spatially, when two different types of geometry intersect?

First scenario- Due to the complexity of the geometry, the form is deconstructed into local masses, which are based on specific programmatic typologies. Through this deconstruction, the relationship between the exterior and the interior masses generates a third component: The interstitial space. The presence of this third component enables the creation of efficient circulation and dynamic social spaces within the institution. The location of the main social areas is exposed by the skin’s openings.

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Elevations

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SECTION C ARGYLE AVE

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

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1. Entrance 2. Kitchen 3. Storage 4. Parking 5. Swimming Pool 6. Play Field 7. Courtyard 8. Conselors Space 9. Exterior Class Room 10. Exterior Workshop

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17. Gymnasium 18. Learning Center 19. Office 20. Carreer Room 21. Dance Room 22. Restroom 23. Class Room x2 24. Workshop

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PLAN 3

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Conceptual Strategies for the Physical World: This studio serves to develop analytical and conceptual strategies that direct notions of spatial ordering systems and architectural form. A series of evolutionary and interrelated projects involving various media (both digital and physical) will serve as a guide towards an understanding of sophisticated notions of spatial compositions and material considerations. The exercises begin with a research based formal analysis of significant building which subsequent projects build on during the semester. The individual assignments can only be understood together as constituting a

whole; they are series of investigations interrelated with one another. We will construct, disassemble, and later reassemble space to closely understand the complex relationships that lie within. Project 1-Plan: Formal analysis of a historical precedent, to construct the assigned plan through a series of carefully calibrated drawings that align its programmatic, structural and formal ordering systems. Emphasis will be placed on conceptualizing the precedent’s formal organization through clearly measured and annotated regulating grids and lines. Project 2-Figure:Transformation of Formal Analysis, we will focus on a

particular point of complexity, discontinuity, or instability in the formal analysis and elaborate on the geometric systems that generated this condition in a new figural building fragment. Extending the planometric studies from the first exercise into three dimensions, the formal concept will be constructed through section and physical model. Project 3: Los Angeles Center for Architecture (LACA) will culminate the studio with the design of an architecture archive and exhibition space. Instructors: Anna Neimark, Bryony Roberts, Mira Henry, David Freeland.


Conceptual Strategies for the Physical World

PROJECT 1: Precedent Analysis

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Toledo Glass Pavilion SANAA

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PROJECT 2: Formal Extraction Generation 1

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Generation 2

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Generation 3

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FIELD STUDY: Figure & Frame

Multiplication of Figure, the project will recompose a new whole from its isolated fragment through distribution of the fragment into a differentiated field. First studying the potential of overlaps and adjacencies between parts, this will develop a variety of spatial conditions through continued control and manipulation of the systems of geometry that generate a fragment. Emphasis is placed on creating concentrations of solid and void while maintaining an equal balance between the two, prefiguring the central programmatic and spatial challenges of the building to be designed.

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Axonometric View

Front View

Side View

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Figure Field

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Technologies Of Decription: Pixelism The project will develop and investigate the notion of proficient geometric variations, using time and motion capture, in digital design at a high level of complexity, so the questions towards geometrical articulation, accuracy and performance can begin to be understood in a contemporary setting. Animation tools inherently introduce time, not only as a simulated ‘physics engine’ with its attributes, but also as a generator of geometry; these can easily trace and capture individual pieces of time tracing successive phases of motion. During this digital era, there is an

obsession of reproducing a highly defined, hyper real Computer Generated Images with the use of new digital tools, i.e. smooth surfaces, seamless transitions of tectonics; technology has allowed for a finer grain resolution and these tools give designers a much higher range of control between representing reality and digital world. Conversely, in popular video game culture, design and CG Animated cinema, the emergence of voxels and pixels has introduced another level of geometrical characterizations, based on a low-tech look by using a high-tech tool. Different degrees of Form Articulation give a wide range of architectural

resolution. Similarly how ‘Chronophotography’ records a set of photos of moving object, we will develop, using digital animation tools, an architectural mass, tracing motion articulated in multiples degrees, ranging from smooth, to tessellated, to voxelated surfaces; those surfaces also have different thicknesses and architectural performance. Through this assumption we can categorize highly geometrical articluation and visual effects of low resolution. Instructors: Erick Carcamo, Matthew Au


Technologies Of Description:

Left knee Right hand Left shoulder Left hand Head

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Structural Framework

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Portfolio Karim Saleh SCI ARC 2016  
Portfolio Karim Saleh SCI ARC 2016  
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