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manal abuzeid selected works


+ Cover page voronoi design generated on Grasshopper + Cover page background image is personal photography + All work in this portfolio is made by myself


confluence: the edge Architectural Design III | Professor Rene Davids | Fall 2013

Site: Mission Creek, San Francisco Program: community arts center Software: Rhinoceros 5.0, V-Ray, Grasshopper, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


+ Below: fabric and plaster conceptual site model

PLASTER CONCEPTUAL MODEL PLAN

ELEVATION

ELEVATION

PLASTER TILE

PLASTER TILE MODIFIED


NOISE LEVELS (Ldn)

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HIGHWAY 80

JANUARY [25% CALM] 360 30

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DESIGNATED STREET ARTIST SPACE AREAS PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

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FEBRUARY [20% CALM]

ARTS | ENTERTAINMENT | RECREATION | FOOD SERVICES

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MARCH

[11% CALM] 360 30

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HIGHWAY 280

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APRIL

[9% CALM] 360 30

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TWO OR MORE RACES

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MAY

[5% CALM] 360 30

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JUNE

[4% CALM]

SITE

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GALLERIES

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JULY

[3% CALM]

NOISE POLLUTION MAP

ART SCHOOLS

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ART MUSEUMS

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AUGUST [6% CALM] 360 30

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SEPTEMBER [10% CALM] 360 30

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OCTOBER [16% CALM]

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NOVEMBER [23% CALM] 360 30

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DECEMBER [23% CALM]

ASIAN ART MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF AMERICA YERBA BEUNA CENTER FOR THE ARTS MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA CARTOON ART MUSEUM THE EXPLORATORIUM HARVEY MILK PHOTO CENTER

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY:

SCHOOL OF FASHION | INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE |FINE ART/SCULPTURE

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA - S.F. SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF DIGITAL FILMMAKING CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS FEI TIAN ACADEMY OF THE ARTS APPAREL ARTS


PROJECT SITE

APPLICATION OF SURROUNDING GRID ORIENTATION

ADJUSTMENTS TO STREET THRESHOLD


SECTION A

SECTION B


Situated amidst the wetland of Mission Creek, the project aims to explore edge conditions. Specifically, the street, houseboats, and water thresholds were emphasized. By rearranging the houseboats that currently occupy Mission Creek, introducing a tidal pool between two entrances, and reshaping the building to allow for easy street access, the building merges with the surrounding environment. This edge condition is further explored in the exterior and interior of the building itself. The skin of the building (perimeter) peels away to create pockets of enclosed space - this method allows for an undisturbed, fluid space. On the facade, the edge rises to make light wells and skylights. The overall design mimicks abolone, sea creatures that inhabit the surface of rocks.


NORTH CREEK

MISSION CREEK

SITE SOUTH CREEK

+ Far left: Aerial view + Middle: Inclusion of water on site + Left: Roof view


+ Above: Dining room featuring window to upstairs lap pool

URBAN DWELLING

Fundamentals of Architectural Design | Professor Larry Doll | Summer 2013 Site: San Francisco Program: One-bedroom high-rise apartment Software: Rhinoceros 5.0, V-Ray, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


One of the main features of the high-rise apartment is a lap pool that doubles as an energetic wall piece for the downstairs dining room. The angled, floating walls direct movement between private and public spaces in an open, fluid space. The outdoor, two-story ”patio” provides a space for gardening and growing trees in a high-rise structure. In addition, for smaller plants and flowers, a large botanical garden shoots up the entire height of the building - a splash of color against a canvas of concrete and glass. 3 experiences on the stairs Eyesight just barely over bookshelf

OUTDOOR PATIO

Eyesight between concrete and open air Eyesight fully exposed in open air

BOTANICAL GARDEN

LIVING ROOM KITCHEN DINING 1/2 BATH.

LAUNDRY/ STORAGE

ENTRANCE

First floor plan

STUDY LAP POOL

BATH. DECK

Second floor plan

BEDROOM CLOSET

+ Exterior elevation

+ Roof plan collage


URBAN DWELLING 2

Fundamentals of Architectural Design | Professor Larry Doll | Summer 2013 Site: Fremont and Harrison Street, San Francisco Program: Two-bedroom high-rise apartment Software: Rhinoceros 5.0, V-Ray, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


one-bedroom plan

two-bedroom plan

unit sections front

Slicing the box: 1) 40 floors box back

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2) subtract areas of loud noise shade, courtyard shaft

right elevation

*Boxes (44ft x 32.5ft x 40ft)

3) slabs placed


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ground

fremont st.

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harrison st. fremont st. 4

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fremont st.

harrison st.

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Fes Medina courtyard analysis: 1) courtyards 2) isolated 3) overlapped 4) merged highlighted

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harrison st. top

fremont st.


double negative: infinity Fundamentals of Architectural Design | Professor Michelle Chang | Fall 2012

Software: Rhinoceros 4.0, V-Ray, Digital Photography, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


By situating one’s body in between two mirrors, the notions of double negative and space are distorted. A reflection of a reflection creates an “infinity space,” that which may not exist in tangible, present time. Regardless of this lack of physicality, mirrored space represents the dimension between physical reality and twisted, tunnelling, mirrored space. As such, the double negative in this case transforms into a winding space of infinite symmetries.

AXONOMETRIC VIEW


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+ FORMATION OF SHAPE A) Subtraction plotted

B) Space removed

C) Control points on, skewed for tunnelling D) Cut planes

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*cut planes then rotated

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+ Digital photo montage of rotating mirror


connectivity

Fundamentals of Architectural Design | Professor Michelle Chang | Fall 2012

Site: Potrero Hill, San Francisco Software: Rhinoceros 4.0, V-Ray, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


Mississippi Street

Te x a s S t r e e t

Opaque Wood Metal/Mesh Short gates

19th Street

Gates form a physical border and play a key role in distinguishing who is and who is not permitted within the premises. Upon observing the gates in Potrero Hill, it was found that a variation in distance of the entrance door from the street existed, as well as the spacial qualities, including shade, darkness, and minimal space, created within these bounded “nooks.” The intervention attempts to play off of the disjointed interaction that exists between separate “nooks” by creating loops and slopes that bend in such a way so as to create nooks of different characteristics.

20th Street

Missouri Street

Connecticut Street

Arkansas Street

Wisconsin Street

+ Left: variation in spread and material of gates in Potrero Hill neighborhood + Right: sections of gates, depth of entrance observed whereby a “nook” is created

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+ Circulation diagram: sidewalk and parking lot entries to meeting points & larger congregational areas

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+ Density of congregation

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the physicality of mental space Introduction to Design | Professor Keith Plymale | Spring 2012

Program: Triangulated pavillion Software: Rhinoceros 4.0, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop Media: Mixed media collage, bass wood, piano wires


+ Mixed media collage + Right: Middle and top sections + Bottom right: Wood model

Specific emotions are induced by physical surroundings. Rather than overwhelming the mind by encompassing the physical body with architecture upon entrance, the physicality of the object is separated and raised, thereby permitting a brief moment of contemplation...that which relaxes but lasts only until a slight tilt of the head upwards... Space is indeed as much physical as it is mental and emotional.


berkeley pier intervention Introduction to Design | Professor Keith Plymale | Spring 2012

Program: Fish market by day, private party venue by night Software: Rhinoceros 4.0, Digital photography, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


+ Far right: Study/ conceptual models + Left: digital photos, texture manipulated into 3D


Inspired by texture and materiality, the structure mimics a clam/coral shape. In the daytime, it functions as an open fish market to promote a sense of community. At night, the structure unfolds to create an enclosed, private party venue. Attracting a younger crowd, the fish market machine transforms into an illuminated ribbed dome that uses the dynamics of light to create a new experience.

+ Elevation: Day Use

+ Top view: Orange | Day

Grey | Night

Night Use


other work


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Potrero Hill’s Schools of Knowledge: A) Daniel Webster Elementary School B) Horace Mann Middle School C) Downtown High School D) Seneca Center for Special Education E) International Studies Academy F) California College of the Arts G) University of California, San Francisco

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+ Top: Digital collage for theatre costume design + Left: Abstract physical model


+ Left: Colored pencil drawing + Right: Pencil drawing


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Manal Abuzeid - Selected Works