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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


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About me Selected Works Projects


My name is Mohamad Al-Amin Younes and I’m currently a fourth year student of architecture in the Faculty of ARCHIDES at AZM University- Tripoli, Lebanon. There are valuable things I learned so far: never take oneself seriously and explore the world towards what really matter: the people. Adding to that, I learned to manage my time well and use the facilities available at my disposal in the most efficient way possible. 2

Since my early projects, I saw my passion growing for architecture. I’m highly commited to be at the service of the community, and add value to people’s lives, starting from the cultural dimension and the role of the city, to the details of everyday lifes and the way the quality of architecture can improve them.


MOHAMAD AL-AMIN YOUNES THIRD YEAR STUDENT

Born in Kuwait Salmiya, Hamad Al Mubarak Street 30001. Adress : Lebanon, Tripoli, Quoubbe, Arez Street, Block 171 E Tel : 06/383562-76/76745111

EDUCATION

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Graduated in June 2015 from the LFK school (Lycee Francais de Kuwait). Currently at AZM University, fourth year student of Architecture (starting this summer). On my way to get my “Bachelor degree in Architecture”

EXPERIENCE 3 Months Internship, 2016 : Internship report. Materials and usage. Observing and understanding the skill. 3 Months Internship, 2017 : Internship report. Building Construction sites. Understading how building technology works in the local market.


CV 2 Days Worshop, 2017 : “Reviving Tripoli’s Historical City”: Design proposals which aim to improve the quality living and solve the question of traffic. 2 Months Community Service : Available report. Helping the community by assissting to the various proposed renovation strategies. Lecture Series : Attended a Series of 4 lectures under the theme: “Creative Processes.”by Marwan Basmaji, Maxime Julian, Karim Nader, Nadim Karam, Celia Arbeed, & Iyad Kanaan Faculty logo design Competition: Attempt to design a logo for the faculty, 4 December, 2017 Real Client (Tripoli’s Order of Physicians) : One of our design studio projects was about a public building; we have been committed to propose a design for the Lebanese Order of Physicians in Tripoli. Themar Business Competition, 2018 : Idea Proposal and developement Real Client (Jamal Ramadan, M1 Group, Beirut) : Our design studio was commissioned again to design this time a residential building for Mr. Jamal Ramdan and his familly in Beirut. 4

AUF Competition, 2018 : Idea Proposal and developement 2 Days Workshop, 2018 : Project report. Placemaking training and Urban planing design. Community participation in Bab al-Tebbaneh, Tripoli.

Microsoft Offices AutoCad 2D SketchUp Rhinoceros 3D Revit ArcGis Keyshot Photoshop Indesign Arabic (native) English French Spanish

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Selected Works Project 1 : The mask

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Project 2 : The Door

Project 3 : Material Experimentation

Project 4 : House Experimentation

Project 5 : Center


Project 6 : Architecture as Sculpture

: Visitor

Project 7 : Tripoli Order of Physicians

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Project 8 : Pavilion in the desert Project 9 : Reviving Tripoli’s Historical City

Project 10 : Vertical Living in Beirut

Project 12 : Art & Sculptures

Project 11 : Execution Drawings


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The Mask The main goal of this exercise the exploration of mapping as a process of meaningful detection of data and a revelation of this discovery in the most expressive manner. In the mask, the design concept is inspired from the motion of the face made possible by the lower jaw. As a statement, the mask expresses the movement of the face’s different surfaces impacted by the hinge of the jaw. 8


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AZM University main entrance door

The Door Door Car

Home door 10

The main concept of this project is to have a new perception/definition of the door by questioning its essence. According to my interpretation, the door is the obstacle that enables people to go from one place to another. The ability to choose one›s path crossing doors both methaphorically and physically is what freedom and liberty are about. The door manifests itself in a 3d dimensional space of our everyday living.


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In the everyday life, I focused on the typology of the door itself by imagining the door as a major ÂŤobstacleÂť - a crucial architectural object that ia used mainly to limit space, create an enclosure, control circulation and flows, This tool of control takes many forms: I chose 6 doors and worked on their abstract conceptualization which led to the fabrication of a physical model giving the door a 3d space. At the end, I had a final model regrouping all these obstacles.

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Space and form has been generated according to the complexity and level of obstacle of the door.


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Material Experimentation The aim of this exercise was to choose a material and understand how it works. By engaging our hands and by trying to build and work with the material itself, one could better understand the true application and potential of it. Since concrete was my choice, I worked with it and decided to design a structure which holds itself. The concept is about creating the joint while also celebrating the many cracks due the abscence of steel...

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Visitor Center Two important challenges have driven this project. The first challenge is to understand the existing design and how it works. Such understanding involves knowledge of materials and its overarching concept. The second challenge lays in building a visitor center which aims at explaining the design philosophy of the precedent. The intervention needs to illustrate a dialectic relationship between both projects. The existing project is Wall House II by John Hedjuk.

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The main concept behind the intervention is to have the wall as the main element of the project. Knowing that Wall House 2 carries in the end of its wall 3 suspended functions, it is crucial to reuse the-so -called “cubist painting ’’ which is drawn on a canvas to lead the design intervention. The walls behind are made to stand gradually. They share an expansive space between them so as to welcome more people from so many angle and entrances. This line which is perpendicular to the main wall gives some sort of homogeneity to the project. Matter of fact, the intervention is now a strong part of the main project itself due to the fact that the walls in addition to the wall house help the whole to become a public piazza and common public space to experience the iconic main wall.

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Architecture as Sculpture

Can architecture be a sculpture ? The purpose of this project is to design a sculpture which is made out of 4 units including the core, which distributes to all the units... As I had the chance to design a scuplture and create a unique and distingwished landmark, I thougth of celebrating the evocative dimensions of the structure. Height, spirituality and the symmetry are key elemets that I have worked with.

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Plan : Floor 15


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Structural system of the building

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West Elevation

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South Elevation


Section A-A

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Section B-B


Second Design : Order of Physicians Office Building

Perforrated aluminum skin

Curtain wall During the semester, our desing studio aimed to investigate a real project. Our subject was the new headquarters of the Lebanese order of physicians of Tripoli (LOPT). The goal was to create a medical hub that has its signature in the city and that enjoys the maximum efficiency of an office building. Our main challenges revolved around achieving efficiency on a small site, market competitveness, and environmental sustainability that minimizes the O&M costs of the building.

Rentable offices Order floor Cafeteria Entrance

Basements Order floor plan

Multi-purpose room


The split in the shape of the building as seen in the sketch is due to the seperation of both public activites and private ones which happens inside the Order.

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Detail Section 1/20 : Suspended slab


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Detail Section 1/20 : Roof slab


Metallic skin made of attached perforated aluminum panels

Conceptual model of the new Order of Physicians

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North Elevation

West Elevation


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Tripoli Order of Physicians/ Team Work The LOPT requested an alternative design based on a smaller program and the Lebanese Order of Physicians accomodation of an auditorium. A team from the design studio volunteered to work on

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Section A-A 1/100

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The building sits in a residential zone which isn’t favorable for such a landmark to be created.

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louvers

Throughout this exploded axonometric view, building materials and composition are explained. Stone cladding

Atrium

core

concrete walls

structure

Stone cladding

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glass


What a house can also be

Basement 2

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Basement 2

Ground Floor


Auditorium floor

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Mezzanine floor

Order floor 1

Order floor 2


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Roof top common space

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Metallic skin made of attached perforated aluminum panels

Conceptual model of the new Order of Physicians

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North Elevation

West Elevation


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Pavilion in the desert Given a contect with poor relationship with other natural site elements, the project feels very iconic and blends with desert. Since the desert is seen by every corner, the pavilion takes a circular form to experience the sand view from all angles.

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Plans of the pavillion are made to form a circle which illustrates the idea of promenade and the views all over the desert. 46


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A center to observe...


Parametric facades overview


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North East Elevation

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Section A-A

South West Elevation

Section B-B


Culturally-led Revivalism of Tripoli's Historical City Culturally-led regeneration workshop was an attempt to expose Tripoli’s rich cultural heritage. It’s an opportunity for the transformation and regeneration of the city. Our interest was the street that connected the clock tower of al-Tal and the Burtasi mosque near river of Abu Ali. The workshop involved the class of design for culture working as a team to achieve the maximum of data gathering, and the opportunity to work with other universities such as AUB, Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanese University, and Al Manar University. After observation and exploration of the entire urban spine, data collection took place in its many layers, such as building heights, typology, land use, figure ground, flow density, sound, smell, etc. Shifting from the usual eagle eye overarching approach, residents of the city were involved to share their knowledge of their own area through answering questionnaire, mental mapping and proposing ideas on how they want to improve their urban experience. The workshop was divided into 8 lenses that offered different perspectives on and a deeper level of understanding of the spine. Our analysis covered the following: the natural ecologies, people engagement, scenography... Our findings formed the stepping stone and the design brief for the second workshop. The aim of the second workshop is to come up with urban design proposals that are founded on the decoding of the area through our field investigation as well as people participation. Our main objective was to formulate strategies and design interventions that would build on the cultural and spatial assets of the area leading to its economic regeneration on one hand and the enhancement of the quality of life on the other 53


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The aim of this strategy is to enhance the pedestrian flow in Tripoli’s cultural district by introducing fully pedestrian streets and redirecting the vehicular flow. This creates a network of primary and secondary public spaces that caters to the community’s need for open space as well as unifying the experience throughout. Another important axis to mention about this site is its historical importance. The so called “spine”stretches from the Tal square and nearby semi-modern building till the Bortasi mosque. The goal of any successful design is to take into consideration the historical and cultural dimension as well. It is also crucial to mention that the Mamlouk and the Ottoman periods had left its cultural imprint across the “spine”. 55


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Strategy Guidelines

strategy guidelines

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Node A

Zone 1

Node B Zone 2

Zone 3 Zone 4 Node C

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Zone 1

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Zone 2

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Vertical Living: A Residential Building, Mr Jamal Ramadan, M1 Group, Beirut The project consists of working with a real client with an objective to design a multistory building for an extended family in Beirut. The project must therefore be tailor-made responding to all family members different needs. The central design challenge was to offer a creative design solution that convinces the familty to relinquish the life qualities in the suburbs and move to the city and offer a building that reflects the different identity of its inhabitants while maintaining the unity of the architecture.

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The client is composed of a family wanting to have their independent residential building. The familly is made of 4 entities : the parents (Ramadan) and their 3 childs (Marwan, Riad and Claire). “I want the building to showcase the four independent families and increase the level of interaction between them. Their interaction should be felt by the insiders and make them feel united, given that they are living in urban way of life.�

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What a house can also be

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A model of the site has been made in order to be able to have the most reliable analysis that feeds into the design.

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Meeting zone which is located in the parents main core : the tree 71


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The core being the variable in the project is being changed and transformed at every single floor of the building


Integrating the green into the building was the main idea of the project. It is crucial to know that the lush vegetation is made to occupy the main 2 back facades to ensure privacy and intimacy.

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Execution Drawing


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Table of Products Windows W1 5.47

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Doors

Andersen #100GD2P6061 71

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JBKing doors 1981mm , 711mm h 20mm

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JBKing doors1981mm , 610mm h 20mm

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Milgard Aluminum AAMA C-30 R-20 119 21'' , 81 21'' h 39''

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JBKing doors 1981mm , 838mm h 20mm

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ASTM C217, Slate stone Weather Resistance

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ES7000 Vinyl Picture (7E) 71 78''w 83 12'' h 39''

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JBKing doors 1981mm , 915mm h 20 mm

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ISO 9001, novoceram 300mm, 300mm, 0.85mm

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ES7000 Vinyl Picture (7E) 63 78 ''w 83 21'' h 39''

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JBKing doors 1981mm , 1500mm h 20mm

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Versace marble, 585mm, 585mm, 10mm

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Andersen #100GD2P80611 95 14'' w 82 21'' h 78

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JBKing doors 1981mm , 762mm h 20mm

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Versace marble, 195mm, 585mm, 10mm

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JBKing doors 1981mm , 686mm h 20mm

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ES7000 Vinyl Fixed (7E) 40

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Art and Sculpture

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The following works are from the different courses that had to deal with art and architecture. You will notice my passion towards concrete.. and how expressionism is felt out.


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What a house can also be

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Architecture in a cubist painting.


Painting in a wall : House in a wall.

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Han

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Sketch of Guernica painting 80


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Guernica painting


The following is a trial to have the “Villa Rotonda� in concrete. The goal was pooring concrete inside foam board moulds. The negative of the object reflects how the method of construction use to be back then. 83


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Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio 2018  

Three Years Projects

Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio 2018  

Three Years Projects

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