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Mohamed Fakhry Undergraduate Architecture Student Portland State University 2019
Address _ 1737 NE 102nd Ave Portland, OR 97220
Undergraduate Architecture Student
Email _ firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland State University Class of 2019 Address 1737 NE 102ND AVE Portland,OR 97220 Email
ISS Facility Services, Portland, OR - Aircrafts Cleaner
Design, Drawing Drafting
English - Bilingual Full Professional Proficiency - Lips Reading French - Bilingual Native Proficiency
Graphic Medias Skills
Microsoft Office Adobe Creative Suite Google SketchUp Rhinoceroes AutoCad Revit
Bicycling Soccer (PSU Team) Reading Community Work Meditation
June 2017 - September 2018
Marshallâ€™s Store, Portland, OR - Sales Associate August 2016 - October 2016
United Parcel Services (UPS), Portland, OR - Packages Handler June 2015 - October 2015
Education Clemson University Graduate School of Architecture, Clemson, SC
Master of Architecture Candidate Class of 2021
Portland State University, Portland, OR - BS Architecture March 2015 - March 2019
Portland Community College, Portland, OR - Transferred Credits to PSU January 2014 - October 2015
Awards and Honors
Hatfield Architectural Award 2019 by Architecture Foundation of Oregon PSU President Equal Access Scholarship 2016, 2018, 2019 PSU School of Architecture Scholarship 2018, 2019 John J. Roberts Scholar 2019
PSU Bookstore Scholarship for active community involvment 2018
Portland Adventist Community Services - Portland, OR - Manage donations for families in need
Simpson Strong-Tie Scholar for aspiring construction students 2018
December 2017 - Present
Annie Spencer Scholarship for community involvment 2017
Portland State University Campus Sustainability Office - Portland, OR - Student Fellow September 2018 - Present
PSU Harvest Share - Portland, OR - Food distribution in campus to fight student hunger March 2015 - Present
Portland State University Campus Waste Reduction Task Force - Portland, OR - Waste managment in campus March 2017 - Present
Portland State University Reuse Room - Portland, OR - Manage donated goods that can be recycled or reused by other students March 2017 - Present
No Scrap Left Behind - Portland, OR - Collecting food scraps and talking to students about food waste in campus dinning halls during one week each term March 2018 - Present
Oregon Food Bank - Portland, OR - Distribute food to families each week January 2014 - Present
Right 2 Survive - Portland, OR - Help the homeless through the Portland Metro Area February 2018 - Present
PAGES An Infill Building for a Watchmaker
A Recreation Park and a Bus Stop for Knights Landing, CA.
Mixed-Use Housing for both Day and Night Shift Workers on Hawthorne Blvd.
A Community and Workers Space at Rose City Recycling Center
Copper Research Center at the Bull Run Watershed
Nomadic Food Carts Plaza
Exploring Casa de Vidro
Table of Contents
An Infill Building for a watchmaker
Living through the digital clock
Your Life Your Time
The Clock never stops
Artists Philosophers Dilemma
Knowledge spreads through time, it travels from place to place, and sometimes we live through our digital clock, but sometimes our sense of time is just natural. From writers to philosophers and artists, history has proven that it it is always a dilemma to define time. But my definition of time is all about how each individual might sense it, and it is all about how one might live through it. We live in different places, we have different life experiences, and mostly, we have different views on how to use our time wisely. But the question that always remain is, how can we sense time ?
Natural Sense of Time Natural Sense of places
I believe that time is a complex notion that cannot be defined or described from my first reading about time in “Einsten’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman, I was driven by a continuous desire to understand more about time, and also ask more questions.Throughout that whole process of inquiry and critical thinking, my interpreta tion of time became linked to a sinusoidal wavelength that keeps going without stopping. That wavelength was similar to life in general since both things and creatures come, evolve, and disappear in a continuous cycle.
THE CYCLE OF LIFE from Start to Time-out
Also, my understanding of time was deepening a lot more when I started to interpret the Astronomical clock mechanism. That process helped me develop diagrams and collages to express my understanding of time. That is where it all started and I used these diagrams and collages as an inspiration in my architecture. Every single one of my ideas was somehow linked to the effect of moving through the Astronomical clock (the cosmos, the stars, the planets, the sun, and the moon,....). Also, it was important to think about an instrument to help me see time, and travel through it., and that’s the reason I used the telescope as a mean to discover the infinity and complexity of time.
An Infill Building for a Watchmaker in Portland, OR The building we were assigned would be located in an infill in Downtown Portland, OR., and it is destined to serve a watchmaker, but also the community. My proposed infill is organized around three floors. On the first floor, there is a coffee bar and a lobby for people working in the area who would just pass by, and there is also a watch production room at that first level. On the second floor, there are watch repair and retail shop, an office, an exhibition space and a meeting room. Lastly, there should be a community space destined to attract the public, and also bring in customers, and I made the entire third floor of my building a community space with sitting benches and a telescope to look at the stars. The buildingâ€™s internal circulation revolves around two spiral stairs that give an impression of moving towards infinity as we go up through rings and circles like we were inside the lenses of a telescope, and the higher we go, the more we understand about time just like the wavelength of life. I also wanted the building to feature those effects by having a telescope at the top of the building. People could come there to contemplate the stars. Another important feature of the third floor is that the rings are made out of transluscent concrete built out of optical fibers because I wanted the light to be diffused and reflective at night.
The building third floor is the community space. It is made out of transluscent concrete that diffuse light. There is a telescope destined for children and parents who come visit the building, and its purpose is to help connect the building with the notion of time in general and infinity in particular.
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A Recreation Park and a Bus Stop for Knights Landing, CA
Knights Landing, CA
Roads map Water System and Bridges
Knights Landing, CA has an abundance of water, and agricultural lands, which are two principal resources that could help rebuild this almost forgotten rural community. It is a small town surrounded by the Sacramento River, and located in the middle of an agricultural landscape. A visionary approach to the small town’s history of being a fishing and agriculture place, are two of the main aspects that helped me understand how to help this community.
Kindergarten and Middle School
Also, education and healthcare aren’t well promoted in Knights Landing. Knights Landing population is mostly dominatedd by a Hispanics/Latino community, who spend most of their time working in the farms.
St Paul’s Church Community Center
Taking all these factors into consideration, and after a deeper analysis of Knights landing demographics, I discovered that Knights Landing population was relatively young, and the small town had approximately 1,248 residents (Data taken from DataUsaKnihtslandingCa.com)
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My intention was to help the community through the creation of more recreational spaces, and community gathering events, that would enhance the well-being of both young and elderly population of Knights Landing, CA.
United Methodist church
This is a collective project with personal interventions. The studio worked together to develop diagrams and research. These are my own diagrams. Each student made an individual intervention proposal. Proposed Site
In my case, after visiting Knights Landing, CA with my studio crews and my professors, and understanding some of the most important needs of that rural town, my proposal was a Farmers Market Pavilion, and a bus stop. Since Knights Landing doesn’t have public transit and although it is a small town of farmers, they don’t sell their own fresh foods in the community, and that is the reason that led me to propose a farmers market pavilion between the bus stop and the Southern Farmlands.
13 lawn berm
3 Mil l St
Renovated Soccer Field
bike, run, walk path
Skate Park located on elevated berm
Lawn berm with skate park, and play area
water fountain play area
Renovated baseball fieldwith view from berm
bridge connection located above skate park
circulation path, lighting and built in benches features
10 Farmers Market pavilion
13 Native plants trees
11 food growing center in neighbooring
Mural wall to replace current fence
New Featured bus station
Knights Landing Recreation Park Creating a mixed space that benefits the community through health and wellness. Promote use of public spaces as a way to sustain a more healthy and harmonious lifestyle for the people of Knights Landing, CA.
Film Center located on current Wrestling building site
Renovated Soccer field, and desisgn of open lawn berm
Renovated Baseball Field, New skate park on elevated berm, crossing bridge on top of skate park, water splash plaza, farmers market Pavilion, Bike path along Railroad Street
Chronology of Site Intervention Phasing Over Time
This is a collective project with personal interventions. The studio worked together to develop diagrams and research. Then each student made an individual intervention proposal. After visiting Knights Landing, CA with my class, and understanding some of the important needs of that rural town, my proposal was a Farmers Market Pavilion, and a bus stop. Since Knights Landing community doesnâ€™t have public transit and although it is a small town of farmers, they donâ€™t sell their own fresh foods in the community, and that is the reason that led me to propose a farmers market pavilion between the bus stop and the Southern Farmlands.
A Bus Stop for the community in Knights Landing, CA
My enhanced bus stop proposal take into consideration the infrastructures of Knights Landing, CA, the future redevelopment proposals, and its community needs. My proposed bus stop focus on two main spots in the town specifically, the future park where the big station will be located, and a smaller stop located at the Retirement center. The mainly proposed bus stop is located at the proposed recreation park between railroad st. and the farmlands(see Recreation Park map on p.11 for reference).
Water Tower System Equipped with Stilling well system ( Intakes Valves, Recorder, Satellite Radio Antenna and 250 watts solar panel)
Look-through glass window, to advert about potential river flooding
Lawn berm with steps for sitting, walking, to bus stop Roof Cross- Laminated Timber Roof
Connected to curved wall
7500 ft3 Water Tower Provides water to bus stop
Concrete Column to support water tower load
Built in steel water wall
Rammed earth curved wall Sports Adverising, Information boards Space
Water Pump with filter To control water level through pressure valves
Concrete Flooring Native Plants Wall Vertical Steel rods ( 3/8â€? diameter) Built in water hoses located at base of steel rods Filtered Water Pipe for drinking fountain
Ramp Access Drinking Water Fountain
Water Intake from water tower located in future community housing near the Farmlands. The water from the Sacramento River is directly transferred to this tower of 7500 ft3, which then supplies the bus stop water tower system and drinking fountain.
Enhance fresh food growing and promote heathier food habits by creating a pavilion space that connect the park to the Western Farmlands, where food growing happens. Thus allowing people from neighborhing towns to come to Knights Landing, CA to either buy or sell groceries, and foods in a weekly basis.
Water tower is equipped with a system that filter the Sacramento River water and convert it into driniking water. The water tower also has a look through glass window because it is developed as a stilling well system that advert about potential flooding of the river, and keep the population of Knights Landing alert.
Native plants wall. To teach and educate the youth about some of the important species of plants that can be found in Knights Landing, CA. The plants are watered by pumps located at the base of the steel rods. Suvh allowing the water to circulate in a continuous cycle inside the bus stop.
TRANSPORTATION DRIVE BUS OTHER MOTORCYCLE CARPOOL BIKE WALK WORK AT HOME STREETCAR
30 16 16 4 5 10 7 9 3
Population living below Poverty Line HAWTHORNE DISTRICT 10 %
PORTLAND, OR 14.7 %
EVENTS on Hawthorne District Median Income
Hawthorne Street Fair Portland Adult Soap Box Derby
HAWTHORNE DISTRICT 71,030
PORTLAND, OR 62,127
Restaurants Jam Lardo Blackbird Castagna
RESIDENCY OREGON OUT OF STATE FOREIGN BORN NATIVE AMERICAN
33.1% 60.6% 5.1% 1.1%
Home Styles 4 Squares Bungalows Victorian
HOUSING CONDOS STUDIOS 3 BED HOMES 4 BEDS HOMES
390, 000 330, 000 795, 000 749, 000
Landmark Cinemagic 1914
PEOPLE Liberal Residents Fun and Funky Feel Pedestrian friendly High Density Mixed Use Development
DENSITY HAWTHORNE DISTRICT 9, 777
Groceries Talaricoâ€™s Grocery Booth Safeway
Rent Price HAWTHORNE DISTRICT $ 1,089
PORTLAND, OR $ 1,024
PORTLAND, OR 4,762
Mixed-Use Housing For Day and Night Shift Workers
Often times, our best memories are remembered through mere eyes contacts or emotions, and sometimes, we carry these memories throughout our whole lives because they help us discover our deepest feelings, and that is what architecture should be like. Not once, but each day, architecture should be a great memory to remember that, and a great memory to live with. This project aims to approach the domain of mixed-use housing for two individuals, a person working during daytime, and a person working at night. The current site location is on Hawthorne Blvd, in Portland, OR. Hawthorne is known for its vibrant nightscape and it is place to many restaurants, bars, and shops. That said, I developed a map to highlight all the different aspects surrounding our site. From restaurants to housing and demographics, I tried to map Hawthorne Blvd in a way that shows its streets organization and the different zones including housing and businesses zones.
Site Analysis Diagrams
Buildings Entry Doors
Air Flow in Building
Av e iot t Ell SE
SE HAWTHORNE BL VD
I wanted to approach mixed-use housing in a way that would keep alive the culture on Hawthorne, and also develop a building that reflects that setting.
My first approach was to create units that represented the curvy corner between SW Elliott St. and Hawthorne Blvd. That corner is an interesting intersection located at the center of the stretching blocks we considered during mapping and site analysis. Moreover, understanding the diverse cultures and folklore, and the diversity of the population living on hawthorne Blvd and its surroundings neighborhood including the Laddâ€™s Addition and Belmont district, I wanted to bring in programs that would serve the local population during both day and nightime. That is how I came up with the idea of a yoga space in the middle of the building courtyard, a night artist workshop and gallery spaces, an indoor soccer space with exterior views, as well as an outdoor roof terrace on both the second and fifth floors of the building. Floor Plans
GALLERY BIKE STORAGE MAIL
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
Units Massing Diagrams and Green Spaces
Living room space
kitchen + Dining spaces
Interior Soundproof Corridor
Night worker room
Day worker room Bathroom
Unit Spacial organization
Considering the fact that the night shift worker would need a space free from sound and light, I tried to create units that reflected that special need in a way that would allow both the night person and the daytime person to share the space during week ends. I developed a window system that is dynamic, and there is a steel sound barrier between the living room and the bedrooms. In addition to that, a shared sliding wall for both roomates make the unit more lively and circulation between spaces easier. .
SOUND BARRIER NIGHT WORKER DAY WORKER OPEN CIRCULATION
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
THIRD FLOOR PLAN
FOURTH FLOOR PLAN
FIFTH FLOOR PLAN
Building at Night - View from Hawthorne Blvd.
South Elevation Daytime
South Elevation Nightime
Building during the day -View from Hawthorne Blvd. 21
North Elevation Daytime
DAY North Elevation Nightime
Apartment Bedroom and window detail
Living room and Kitchenette plus entry door detail
Steel Sound Barrier between living room and bedrooms
Exterior Windows and water drain framing
BUILDING PUBLIC SPACES AND EXTERIOR
Yoga and Meditation Space in Courtyard
Lobby and Stairs at night
Art Gallery Interior and lighting detail
A Community and Workers Space at Rose City Recycling Center
Bike, Run Track
Rose City RECYCLING CENTER
This is a collective project with personal interventions. The studio worked together to renovate the recycling center, and then each student made an individual intervention proposal. My proposal was a community and workers building. 25
FIRST FLOOR Open Workspace Coming off Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 138th Dr in Portand, OR, I noticed a clear division between the residential and industrial areas located around this road. From that division, it appears that the community does not have a direct contact with the industrial zone.
Conference room 1 Cafeteria Climbing wall Outdoor area
Considering that the current building we are working with is going to be a future recycling center for the city of Portland, I wanted to find a way to bring the community into the site by creating a space that would follow the division observed from Sandy Boulevard. My intention was to make sure that there would be a screen wall between the community and the people working on the site without creating a barrier, but a gateway.
SECOND FLOOR Private offices Daycare Classrooms Conference room 2
THIRD FLOOR Roof Terrace Green Roof Skylight
COMMUNITY AND OFFICES BUILDING I wanted to create a community and offices building that would use the recycled material I am working with (Rubber from PDX airport conveyor belts) in a more innovative and sustainable way (Built in benches, shading device, and flooring). I wanted to transform the Southern area of the current recycling center into a dynamic space for both community members and workers coming in every day. That said, my current proposal also pushes itself forward by trying to bring the community in the site through a running track and a bicycle path developed to facilitate circulation in a location with a high density of trucks and pick-ups flowing in and out at different times of the day.
MATERIAL STUDY My material study was based on manipulating recycled conveyor belts rubber. First of all, I wanted the building to have a screen wall made out of glass and rubber. Then the rubber coming off that screen wall would run through the floor which is made of finished wood panels placed in between each two strips of rubber.
Afterwards, the rubber on the floor will flow to the outdoor community space to become curved benches for people to sit.
The South, Southwest, and Northwest facades of the building will be covered by a shading device made of rubber and curved metal. The running track I am envisioning to put on the Eastern part of the building will be made of rubber, and that track will be stretching along the property line from the buildingâ€™s East outdoor space to the railroad crossing
entrance near Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR. It will create a better way of circulation free from vehicles and other machineries, thus allowing both community members and recycling centerâ€™s crews to run and walk safely around the site.
Circulation, 5 entrances to allow better circulation for workers and community members
Rubber and Steel Shading Device
2 Materiality Steel columns and beams, concrete, gypsum wall boards, and glass
Structure Steel framing, and corrugated steel decking
Rubber and Metal built in Benches
Rubber and Wood Flooring
Copper Research Center at the Bull Run Watershed
I started the design process by exploring the notions of “Containment,” and “Flow” through iterative study models using plaster of Paris. and using fire as a process in which a body can change conditions and colors at different stages (From orange to black ashes). My iterative study of fire through a body (plaster model) along with my exploration of the site conditions helped me to create a structure that would not only satisfy the program, but also serve as a connection between nature and water managment. The objective was to find a location in the watershed and design a building that could satisfy the program. A small research center that contains 3 laboratories for water analysis and samples collection (footprints, natural habitats, native plants and species), an observatory to control aerial water pollutants and potential sediments.
My proposal, the Bull Run Copper Research Lab was designed to satisfy the program, but also reflect the process through which Portland water is managed and travels from its source to Portland homes.
Organic form allows Containment
3 Laboratories Outdoor Observatory area
Organic form of edges allows circulation and flow
Common space Common Space
Lab 1 Obs.
Observatory Space to control water from aerial bodies
Entrance Path with Ramp Access
Incoming Access Road
FIRST FLOOR Meeting Room
From Organic form to structure Programing
Restrooms Entrance Lobby
Water testing laboratories
The site location is the Bull Run Watershed. That is where the city of Portland, OR drinking water comes from. It is a federally protected area that doesnt allows access to the public except visitors and students.
Water collection source Near Dam 1
Bull Run Watershed Parking
From Water towers, the water is tested before sent to Portland Residents Watershed control and managment
Potable water reach Portland Homes
After Analysis and samples testing results Send Drinking water to towers
Nomadic Food Carts Plaza
Map of food carts, restaurants, and coffee shops around Portland State University Park Blocks
Food Carts Restaurants Coffee Shops
In this studio, we explored food carts as a way they relate to urban design. I also had to build a table setting and a place where people would be able to come, buy food from the carts and get to enjoy it in a great setting. That said, after walking around the city of Portland busiest food carts locations, I came to choose Lebanese cutural food as my baseline for the class projects. First of all, I did a map of Portland State University Park Blocks by showing food carts density, as well as the nearest restaurants and coffee shops located around the block. The mapping process was followed by building a table setting. During that process, I explored and researched a lot more about the Lebanese cultural eating habits. I found out that Lebanese people enjoy sitting on the ground and enjoy their meal. Moreover, it was proven by a lor of researchers that sitting on the ground for a meal had a lot of health benefits. Moving from there, I built a table that embedded culture and modernism, and it was an opportunity for me, to not only learn and understand the traditional rituals of a meal in the Lebanese culture, but it also helped me develop a better relationship between my proposed site location, the food carts (All of them selling Lebanese food), and my proposed table setting.
Eventually, after all these steps (mapping, table setting creation) and better understanding the Lebanese culture rituals of meal enjoyment, I came up with the idea of a single platform plaza that could not only fit own my proposed location, but also connect the food with the design, and thus blend cultural values and urban design together.
The Lebanese culture has middle eastern roots, and I discovered that their customs related to eating, while sitting on the floor, was not only important, but it was also very dynamic and healthy. Focusing on that aspect of the culture, I came with the idea of a more modern table destined for two people or more. The tableâ€™s mechanism is designed around rotation (there are various dishes and various dips) and that is the reason why I made it rotatable. My designed table setting can be vizualized as being easy to manipulate and it is also sustainable because it carries the value of the Lebanese culture without omitting its purpose, to use healthy eating habits and reinforce traditional values by making the table accessible to more than one person.
Exploring Casa de Vidro
Exploring lines works, orthographics, axonometrics, and perspectives drawings through a case study, “Casa de Vidro.”
“Casa de Vidro,” also known as the Bardi House was built by Brazilian-Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi between 1949 and 1952 in Morumbi, Brazil. It is a one story building that covers an area of 7,000 square feet.
Built out of glass, the building is totally connected with nature, and it highlights the charachteristic request of things by offering minial number of guards against the components of the environment. In addition to that, the building was an instrument for encountering the rich widely varied vegetation of its nearly tropical setting: based on a precarious slant and upheld on 10 thins pilotis.
Thank You !
Collection of some of my works during my undergraduate education in Architecture School