Dear Reader Thank you for taking time to review my collective work. The coming pages represent a selection of my work at the University of Missouri. It is my hope that these projects display not only the ideas behind the designs, but also my Design thinking.
Table of Contents 06 St. Louis Dynamic Museum 20 Steam Maker Space 32 Rising Water 42 Michigan Shell Lake House 54 Nest Shell
St. Louis Dynamic Museum Museum,Public Space About
Responsive architecture is an emerging field of design. Its objective is to respond to measured forces using sensors. This allows buildings to meet the changing needs of the environment. The purpose of my project is to explore the possibilities of integrating technology into buildings and to create a living architecture that can sense and respond to the built environment. My inspiration is to explore the subject of dynamic architecture in the built environment. Buildings have always been perceived as rigid objects which results in an architecture that lacks responsiveness to changing environmental.
Project Type Cultural, Civic Year Thesis Project- Fall 2017 Location St. Louis ,Missouri
Site Weather Analysis
Bird Eye View
City + Bridge
1 2 3
1. Motor 2. Actuator 16
Steam Maker Space School, Fabrication Lab
About The project is a design for maker space located in the corner of 9th and elm st. in Columbia Missouri. A maker space is a place that combines manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purpose of enabling student to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldnâ€™t be possible to create with the resources available for individuals. For this particular project, there are two major challenges which are the site and the collaboration aspect of the classes. Since the site connects Columbia Missouri downtown with MU campus, the challenge was to design a building that represent the campus and the history of downtown. Project Type Cultural, Education Year Studio IV- Fall 2017 Location Columbia ,Missouri
Design Concept The inspiration of the design concept is derived from three developed abstract ideas the intersection of the site, fabricated materials, and the collaboration of students, each one tries to tackle one aspect of the general design concept. Therefore, the concept of the building design is an attempt trying to create a reflection between both the exterior and the interior of the building in which the exterior draws an image about the function of the building. New digital technology shapes how buildings are conceptualized and designed as well as how they are constructed.
Intersection of Elements
Blend of Material
Harmony of Different Elements
Site- The site is surrounded by Downtown County, Pace Park, and the
University of Missouri Campos.
Massing- The building is composed of two main blocks. The larger block is stacked on top of the smaller one.
Slice- Introducing a diagonal cut splits the larger block to create a
Connection- The void space is transformed to enhance the connection
Circulation- Adding two bridges to strengthen the connection and
Facade- Innovative facade reflects the internal function of the building.
connection between downtown and peace park.
completes the built form.
between peace downtown Columbia and peace park.
Second Floor 28
Lobby + Cafe
Skin Facade Structure
The transparent bridges connect the volumes of the second floor, as well as providing a clear view to both downtown and the peace park
The facade panels are connected with a cylindrical metal connectors attached to the frame
Skin Facade The degree to which each panel opens up depend on the importance of the view from that point
Rising Water Education, Museum, Recreational
Team Aaron Mcmurry (Design Concept, Visualization) Julia May (Interior Design, Graphics) Mohammed Alsubaie (Design Concept, Digital Model, Visualization)
The Missouri River is known for being the longest river in North America (2,341 MI). Due to its heavy loads of sediment/silt this river was coined the name â€œBig Muddyâ€?. Being a main contributor to the Mississippi River, the Missouri River transports more than half the total silt that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the high magnitude of single type crop farming throughout the Midwestern US the top soil, which is often treated with harmful chemicals, is unstable and likely to erode into the river systems. This increase in fertilizers can lead to algal blooms along coasts which decreases biodiversity, changes in species composition/dominance, and toxicity. Project Type Cultural, Education Year Elective Studio- Spring 2016 Location Roatchport ,Missouri
1. Parking 2. Main Exhibition 3. Nature Trail 4. Main Road 5. Access Road
Plant Species During our site visit we experienced a diverse range of plant and animal life. A) Rough horsetail is a perennial herb with reed-like stalks that resemble bamboo; it can withstand seasonal flooding and is seen as invasive in come countries due to its aggressive underground root system. B.) Tall grass prairie is a native ecosystem to central North America; this native grass is vital to water quality, native plant communities, and grassland wildlife. C) Kudzu is a native plant of Asia known for its climbing,coiling, and trailing vines; originally brought to the US as an ornamental plant to shade porches it is now an aggressively invasive weed that climbs over trees and shrubs killing them by heavy shading.
Site plan + plant species experience
Function- Traveling through the public spaces our building ends at the private sleeping units.
Notched dikes- Allows the river to flow between notches and stop diverting flow. 37
Columns- Structural support inspired by drift wood that collects along the dikes
Direction- Running perpendicular to the shore, the dikes stabilize eroding banks.
Wildlife Refuge Although located along a busy interstate few people currently
take the time to visit the wildlife refuge our site is located on. We want our visitors to leave their busy lives in the city and feel fully submerged in nature. Visitors will gain a first hand appreciation for the importance of wildlife and river conservation attending our facility and the crucial role that rivers play is the well being of communities.
3. Beth rooms
Perforated CorTen Steel
Structural Truss System:
Glass Curtain Wall
M i c hi g a n La ke House Residential, Summer House About
The Lake house is located in union lake Michigan, the lake house is built on a narrow lot, surrounded by the neighboring houses on both its sides. The back side of the house is attached to the street and the front opens up to the lake front. The Solution Was to create massive concrete walls on the sides, which creates the outer shell for the house. The concrete wall have a diamond-like shape openings that allow daylight to enter the house from the sides. The narrowness of the site allowed me to create an slice along the East side of the structure. The slice becomes the vertical circulation of the house with a constant view to the lake.
Project Type Private Housing
Year Studio III - Summer 2015
Location Lake Union ,Michigan
2. Laundry 3. Guest Bedroom
4. Pool 8
5. Kitchen 6. Dining 7. Office 8. Living
1. Master Bedroom 2. Master Bathroom 3. Balcony 4. Bathroom 5. Bedroom 6. Bedroom 7. Balcony
Master Bedroom 49
Nest Shell Pavilion
Shelter , Public Space About
On February 2, 1987, University officials designated this newly designed space to be a "speaker's circle,"allowing anyone to speak here without a permit. This space Is still Valuable for students on campus. The Nest Shell Is to be a pavilion Placed at the heart of " Speaker's Circle". The Design is based on a series of thin fabricated metal pieces that arrays along one axis and connect vertically to one main point at the end of every piece. The Spacing of the pieces is carefully controlled to make the pavilion opens up at the sides of the main circulation for students Project Type Cultural, Public Space Year Spring 2017 Location Columbia ,Missouri
Two Point Line
CONTACT. N: T: E: A:
MOHAMMED ALSUBAIE 5735233326 MFSS.G55@GMAIL.COM 2900 OLD 63 S #9102
SalespersonZahid TREC /Lifestylez •Sell retail products, goods and services to customers.
NOV 2012 - MAY 2013
Print Center University Of Missouri-Columbia •Facilitates and monitors printing and production services for students.
JAN 2016 - MAY 2016
Teaching Assistant-university Of Missouri-Columbia •Assist faculty member with classroom instruction •Exams. Record Keeping, and other miscellaneous projects. •Tutor and mentor students Research Assistant University Of Missouri -Columbia •Facilitates resources, equipment, and materials for research activities. •Collects data for research and setting up equipment for demos
JAN 2017 - MAY 2017
EDUCATION. BS HES Architectural Studies University of Missouri-Columbia
AUG 2016 - MAY 2018
JAN 2014 - MAY 2018
EXPERTISE. Technical Autodesk AutoCAD Autodesk 3DS MAX Autodesk Revit Rhinocetos 3D
AWARDS Award of Merit University of Missouri-Columbia •Undergraduate art and visual design showcase
PURE Scholarship University of Missouri-Columbia •Programmer for Undergraduate Research Experiences
Grasshopper Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign Blender
ACTIVITIES + VOLUNTEERING. In Nature 6 •Competition Collaborated with two of my peers on an innovative cutting edge design proposal for implementing architecture in a natural environment.
PORTFOLIO. Online linke: issuu.com/mohammedalsubaie
Race to Zero Competition University of Missouri-Columbia •Worked in collaboration between the University of Missouri and The University of Nebraska on designing a net zero family house