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Architecture

portfolio 2019

moiz ahmed

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inspiration Watching my father work as a civil engineer as a child often meant being around construction sites and drawings, enabling me to get acquainted with the design and building industry at a young age. Having some insight into construction, engineering and the architectural world, my interest developed immensely after noticing the lack of functionality and engagement in the built environment inclining my interest in pursuing a career in architecture. Noticing the lack of much needed engagement of architecture as a profession in the building industry meant engineers and builders were often leading design and construction duties without capitalizing enough on the dynamics of design. Pursuing architecture as a profession after high school enabled me to work for the family business and deliver my first few designs and floor plans before commencing tertiary studies.

as an architect Young curious and attentive architect with a holistic approach and a keen eye for detail. Capable and driven with the ability to harness the most of every academic and employment opportunity to master the art of critical thinking and problem solving through design. work method & learning

education

Capabilities to analyse, design and present projects using 3D modelling and hand drawn sketches. Design appealing and unique yet functional designs that engage emotion and bring the satisfaction and joy of being curious and creative.

Diploma in Design

IVS Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

UTS

2012-2015

Master of Architecture

UTS

2015-2018

team work & colab Having academic and professional experience consisting of individual and collaborative projects provided me with invaluable opportunities to learn from peers, tutors and architects who provided a competitive edge and the ability to utilize valuable input while refining ideas to deliver design concepts and projects of high caliber.

2011

aspiration work with an over increasing passion and aspiration that enables me to evolve progressively and improve performance capabilities while taking on new challenges presented before me over the coming years. experience Concept Design and Drafting - “Pack ’n’ Pay” retail store renovation project. January 2011 - June 2011 Architectural Design Consultant at Prime Engineers & Contractors June 2014 - August 2014 June 2015 - August 2015 Graduate Architect - MOBH Architecture Jan 2019 - Current


Contents

Bare Island Power Station

Spring 2017 / David Neustein & Grace Mortlock

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Detention Syndicate

Autumn 2017 / Jorge Valiente

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Paul Keating Park Autumn 2018 / Jillian Hopkins & Amelia Holiday

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Olympic Park Observatory

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Autumn 2015 / Tom Chan

Architecture School Spring 2015 / Cristina Aranzubia

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Millers Point Community Center Spring 2016 / Jerome Frumar

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The Khan House

2018 / MOBH Architecture

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Aleem House

2018 / MOBH Architecture

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Architectural Visualization

2019 / Lumion

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BARE ISLAND POWER STATION Spring 2017 Bare Island Team Project with Peter Choi Tutors: David Neustein & Grace Mortlock

By mid 2015 the world’s population had already consumed earth’s quota of energy resources for that year - analysis suggests that the world’s population is currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6

planets.

Bare Island is a prototypical power station. Its cylindrical gun emplacements will be retrofitted to house four bi-directional turbines .Beneath the turbines, chambers will be hollowed out of the rock and below the water line. As the tide flows back and forth a body of air will be pushed through the chambers powering the turbines and activating concealed generators and distribution boards. This small power station will charge an array of lights located in the headland park adjoining the island. As waves crest and fall, a corresponding surge of energy will be transmitted into this lighting array. Each light will be powered wirelessly, equipped with its own electromagnetic coil which can act as both receiver and sender. The gentle rise and fall of the lights will provide illumination to previously dark and forbidding areas of the park, while visualising the relationship of planetary energy to power generation.

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The Bare Island Power Station is an experimental power source that will use electricity produced by waves to power a light installation on the peninsula as a means to create new spaces through a grid of lights. The supply of power will be generated at a natural rhythm mimicking the tidal flow which will then be distributed wirelessly. This will display the limited nature of electricity in the fluctuation of light across the parkland. The aspiration of the project is to instill a greater understanding of energy and its subsequent limitations.

Lighting Array

Opaque Acrylic Tube Electricity distribution Core LED Strip Device Resonator - Receiver Source Resonator - Transmitter Corrosion Safe Housing

Magnetic field - 2m Periphery

Axonometric Detail

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50% power loss between transfer

Heights vary according to magnetic strength of each devices location

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1m Wireless power transfer

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Light Installation Axonometric

B ar e Is l an d O W C P ow er Ge n er at or

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Electromagnet Power Distribution Board Radiator Transformer

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Machine Room Plan

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Machine Room Section


1 Electro-magnetic Sender 2 Electro-magnetic Receiver 3 Housing 4 Anvil post 5 Semi-Conductor 6 6mm Nut-Bolt 7 Reflective Cavity 8 L.E.D 9 Wire Bond 10 Acrylic Housing

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Turbine Section

Collector 1 Duct 2 Butterfly Valve 3 Vane Config Valve 4 Outer Ducting 5 Encoder 6 Turbine Runner 7 Parking Blade 8 Inner Ducting 9 Bracing 10 Turbine 11 Generator 12 Fly Wheel 13 Elliptical Nose Cone 14 Air Settling Chamber 15

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Turbine Plan

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DETENTION SYNDICATE Autumn 2017 Cockatoo Island Team Project with Brighu Kapoor & Tim Politt Tutors: Jorge Valiente

International detention centres (IDC’s) under the care of the Australian Government are barely fit to house our worst criminals, let alone political refugees fleeing persecution, torture or death. Regardless of politics it is safe to say that no person, innocent or guilty, should be detained for an indefinite period of time within the current living conditions of these IDC’s. This is not a question of migration policy, this is a humanitarian crisis that demands public exposure! Censorship of information prevents public access to these IDCs, and information regarding formal conditions and liberties within their walls is limited. Most of what is shown in the media, and therefore public awareness of, is a collection of spectacles in which refuges participate in hunger strikes, riots and various method of self-harm. This represents acts of voiceless frustration from inmates as a result of an opaque system where there is no effective form of communication between the three parties; the government, refuges and the public. It strikes us strange that within Australia an apparent progressive and first world country that this system continues to exist. A system where people will seek refuge in our country, find imprisonment and feel compelled to physically and mentally hurt themselves as a last ditch attempt to be heard and be recognised as being in distress. And still, as the melting pot bubbles over the public will only see broken moments of these struggles through the limited reach of the media as government and third party Centre management neglect demands explanation through inquiry and investigation.

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As Architects of the Cockatoo Island detention centre we have made it our mission to create a transparency for the refuges that live in these detention centres and are allowed a moment to express themselves filter free. A moment which will end this frustrating spectacle of miscommunication and neglect. This moment will allow the public access into their lives, into these horrible conditions they are subjected to and see firsthand the detrimental effects these conditions have on the physical and mental health of these poor inmates. We need the public to initiate an honest conversation through conventional and social media focusing on empathy rather than obedience, a conversation that will openly question and reject this mandatory punishment for those that ‘skip queues’. Empathy is understanding, and understanding is based on experience and imagination. Given that the majority of the public has never, nor will ever experience this form of persecution and prejudice we need to show them firsthand what this pain and angst looks like. For we don’t want to live in an Australia that actively values obedience of unhuman laws, over empathy. These people are human beings and deserve a voice that is heard and better conditions!

Secured Accomodation

This intelligence unit was interested in the ideas of spectacle, the ideas of visibility to and from the island and the ideas of hidden or secret spaces within the island. The Research involved looking into prison typlogies and surveillance models that developed an understanding of how a controlled environment can be created. The Detention center accomodation was composed of the module shown on the next spread. These modules sit on top of each other very simialar to how shipping containers do. These modules provide a flexible rate of growth in accomodation and hide the different components that would be used during the riot.

Accomodation while the spectacle is active

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Public/Security Access

Module Placement

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STORAGE

Bed invention

Wall furniture

Wall movement/folding

Door transformation via convienient Flag- Barrel hinge System

Each of the module measures about 3x3 m that accommodates two inmates. These modules can be arranged in the layout we want and can easily warp to the existing hierarchy of the cockatoo island. Each module is made up of walls that have their own specific hidden function such as a chair, table, shelves etc. (see model walls). Not only this, each of these walls is places along a plane that is fixed and allows rotation and horizontal movement along the path. Each of these walls are cleverly placed into the module for convenience and better utility as well as providing a flexible program to the inmates. Once we know that each of the modules have walls that perform specific functions and also have the ability to move and fold, they can create different spaces depending directly on the discretion of the inmates

Module Transformation

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The floor plate is also able to create storage space for the bed and inmate’s clothes and books. Depending on the program the inmates have the ability to hide away the beds and enlarge their accommodation space. Not only this, they can move their walls to enlarge their space which then becomes a shared space with other inmates (basically giving a sense of understanding that the more you share the more space you enjoy).


Secure Corridors

Medical Center

4 person room accomodation block

Library

Classroom

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PAUL KEATING PARK STREET UNIVERSITY Autumn 2018 Bankstown Tutors: Jillian Hopkins & Amelia Holiday

The Paul Keating Park Street University is a public infrastructure that aims to encourage the youth and community to thrive in their talents, practice and flourish them with a community backing and a safe learning environment. The redevelopment of the Paul Keating Park allows for flexible events to be run across the year and the new infrastructure on the edges of the park provide plugin facilities for festivals and events. The overarching agenda for the revitalization of this precint is to provide a platform for the youth to showcase their talents and engage fluidly with the Paul Keating Park as a public entity. The aim is to transform the use of the park over the 24hr cycle by providing spaces for multiple activities, host multiple commercial ventures, provide public entertainment and boast outdoor theatre activities. Adaptive shelters that can host night food markets and miniature poetry projection gathering and a stage that has the capacity to host multiple events and festivals that occur in Paul Keating Park around the year. The edges of the Park and the redesigned podium of the Civic Tower acts as a barrier for enclosed events while functioning as seating for the audience and providing infrastructure to support and host plug in events and stalls by providing water, gas and electricity access. The mini stage and refunctioned podium adjacent to the Civic Tower is capable of hosting council related events for community gatherings and inaugurations announcements providing an avenue for public engagement in council matters.

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Compact Storage / Seating / Skate Ramp

Adaptive shelters during event mode

Double Shelter / Market Place

Kids play ground & Tennis Courts

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Adaptive Shelters

Single Shelter / Hired Shelter


West Elevation

East Elevation

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-Booking Office -Props Room -Common Room -Rehearsal Room

Park entrance threshold under the stage functions in creating an enclosed event while allowing hassle free park access and ticketing accountability.

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Stage Plan Public toilets / Emergency Services Room


The Street University provides a platform for the youth to learn and showcase their hidden talents while challenging the use and function of the Civic center and Paul Keating Park.

Ground -Cafeteria -Student Center -Performance space -Dock room -Toilets -Lecture Room

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First -Faculty offices -Library -Social Space

Second -Classroom -Storage -Outdoor performance Space -Waiting area -Access to Hoyts Cinema for shared services.

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OLYMPIC PARK OBSERVATORY Autumn 2015 Olympic Park Tutor: Tom Chan

Population growth has led to density growth and how we occupy space over the years. Residential densities have multiple impacts on the environment and the occupants of the houses in those areas that geographically form low, medium and high densities. To counter the growing problem of how we occupy space as population grows and settle in different densities the observatory tests and observes tenants residing in low, medium and high density residential areas built on site under the observatory’s supervision. The houses are rented out on monthly terms to collect data about living comfort, carbon footprints and social impacts over different times of the year. Living conditions, family size and lifestyles are different factors that are to be taken under account. Based on the data collected the observatory maps current behaviors and trends to propose an alternative approach of occupying space and minimizing the negative social and economic impacts of population growth. The form is derived from different types of residential typologies providing an experience of different residential densities in one form. The form helps achieve maximum sunlight, ambient light and airflow through the structure with convenient circulation and balanced views along the observatory.

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Section Render

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Homebush Landscape & Topography

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Caretaker Residence Kitchen Toilet Lounging Area Storage Indoor Gaming Room Offices High Density Lab

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Medium Density Labs Offices Seminar Room Kitchen & Storage Event Space

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Offices Low density Lab Exhibition Space Outdoor Sporting Recreation Silent Library Gallery Café Public Toilets

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Space distribution increases performance

Spacious courtyards in low density

Outdoor Sporting Area

Natural Ventilation

Central courtyards in medium density with slanted roofs to control sunlight penetration

Sunlight Penetration

Tower cluster in high density with minimal open spaces The void achieves sufficient lighting around exhibition space

Views

Variable heights in one strucutre

Increased Circulation

Suburban/Urban views

Shading beneath cantilevered office spaces.

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ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL Spring 2015 Ultimo Tutors: Cristina Aranzubia

In an architecture school and design environment, presentation spaces are the key elements that play the most important role in the exchange of idea and the spark of innovations that shape our world and built environment. The design is inspired by the key elements of the process of architectural critique that are central to the design school which allow physical, spiritual, and visual connection between students and the users that interact with the school. The central atrium allows efficient amount of daylight to enter the building and keep it well lit with sufficient lux penetration through daylight hours. All levels of the building are task specific and have a balance around four key nodes that classify the programs; semi-social, design, official and residential. The spiral staircase warps around the atrium connecting all levels functioning as a forced circulation for the students to experience and learn from the work of different academic levels. The structure respects the convenience of designers hence all programs follow a hierarchy of function and need of the users.

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Sun Shading

Deep light penetration reduces dark spots

Green Roof

Concept: The idea of pinning up – a visual collaboration & review of a students’ work is core to the

architectural academia

Roof Terrace

Sun shading fins increase light and reduce direct light

Albedo Roof

Maximising Lux

Thermal Mass

Extended Circulation

Atrium

Material and Structure

Controlled views and Light penetratoin

Pockets creating shades

Support Program: Studios generate ideas that feed pinup space, teaching staff and students interact via pin up space.

Park interface - Green flow pockets

Natural Ventilation

Vertical Pinup: Rotate vertically into a conceptual spine of tower creation of atrium form continuous vertical view.

Form Strategy

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Accommodation Apartment Student Accommodation

Official Lecture space 50p Seminar Spaces Faculty Offices Furniture Storage Foyer Pinup Space Research Spaces Incubator Space Research Lab Lecture room

Design Computer Labs Lecture Space 250p Workshop Crit Space Studio Space Computer Labs Workshop (Digital & Fabrication) Greenhouse Model Storage Foyer Pinup Space

Crit Space

Lecture Hall

Semi-Social Gallery Lounge & Social Services Administration Area CafĂŠ Bookshop Stationary/Printshop Loading Dock

Plant room & Access

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Site/Ground Plan

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MILLERS POINT COMMUNITY CENTER Spring 2016 Millers Point Team Project with Brighu Kapoor Tutors: Jerome Frumar

This Project proposes to redevelop the Abraham Mott Center located at Millers Point, NSW. The aim of this project is to make social and political contribution to the community of Millers Point. The Project visions to do this by providing new facilities that cater the locals as well as the tourists. The services are provided for the community and their engagement becomes the driver of this proposal. With use of these services, income is generated which therefore allows certain parts of the profits to be invested for affordable & public housing. The project realises the problems of public housing at millers point and aims to tie up with the upcoming housing projects announced in the suburb with a design intent that projects benefits to the community in the future.

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Section (A) Watson Road is used to access the observatory hill and Fort St primary school. The Proposal provides a new pedestrian access to the observatory hill and Fort St primary school which bridges the topographical height difference.

The Redevelopment of the Community Centre proposes new facilities and services that cater to the needs of Millers Point Community. These services will generate income and further invest a part of the income into affordable and public housing projects.

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The Proposal boasts a Library, a multipurpose hall for workshops and training programs, a theatre hall that provides for school and community functions, a cafe, a bar and a restauraunt. These facilities are run by members of the community and a percentage of all profits feeds back into affordable housing in Millers Point.

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Existing bus stop is located on Argyle St opposite to the community center, the new pedestrain path will become the access for students and tourists. This will further facilitate the site to be occupied by different members of the community and public while making the site more vibrant and socially active.

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The Khan House MooreBank

The Syed House is a double storey house proposed in Voyager Point. I had a great opportunity to be a part of the design team as well as draft out plans for DA submission at Liverpool council. The project is currently under council approval as it falls in a Bushfire zone with the maximum BAL rating BAL 29. The house consists of an open foyer area at the Ground Level leading to a large size open plan kitchen and a Family area. The Alfresco is large enough to hold barbeques for guests as requested by the client which sits adjacent to the swimming pool and spa. Most of the bedrooms are located on the first floor with one bedroom available at the ground floor for the clients parents. The client wanted the stair to be the center of the house leading from the foyer to the first floor.

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Aleem House Chipping Norton

The Sabhi House is a double storey attached duplex proposed in Chipping Norton. The house consists of an open foyer area at the Ground Level leading to a large size open plan kitchen and a Family area. The Alfresco is large enough to hold barbeques for guests as requested by the client. All the bedrooms are located on the first floor with Shared Bathroom. Being part of the design team, I had to draft all drawings and model digital 3D of the house to prepare submission drawings for council. Along with submission sets, any design changes during the DA process was managed by myself and any communication between the council, the firm and the client was administerd too.

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Architectural Visualisation Concept Residential / Office / Retail

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0423 301 980

moiz.ahmedd@yahoo.com.au

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