NADA K.ALSELANI ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO | 2016
“THE MOTHER ART IS ARCHITECTURE, WITHOUT AN ARCHITECTURE OF OUR OWN WE HAVE NO SOUL OF OUR CIVILIZATION” Frank Lloyd Wright
IT ALL BEGINS WITH A SIMPLE SKETCH
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Architecture is an art that connects human with their nature. Being an architect is not an easy job, one should be aware of many things including humanity, culture and environment. I believe that, “As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially “Norman Foster My own notion of architecture is to
Create an architecture that touches the human feelings and leave an impact on them. Also, generate spaces with experience that ingrained in the memory, giving each space a special identity and feelings different than the others. As Tadao ando said, “I do not believe architecture has to speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind”. I believe that one should
Balance between architecture and art, by designing meaningful outstanding forms that interact with the environment and correspond to the interior spaces and its function rather than neglecting it. Be able to make Harmony between architecture and Nature where buildings do not disturb the nature, but should incorporate the landscape as part of the view. At the end architecture can make a
Differences in people’s lives, by awaken their inside feelings, solve problems and the city through contributing to its greater picture.
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RESUME NKS | NADA.K ALSELANI
Date of Birth | 27.9.1992 Place of Birth | Riyadh,Saudi Arabia Nationality | Saudi E-mail | Nada.firstname.lastname@example.org Linkedin | Nada Alselani Behance | Nada Alselani Instagram | Nada.k.alslenai
My goal is to seek a position as an architect in a firm, offering my knowledge of different architecture fields along with expertise to expand my experience and to contribute to the growth of the firm. And provide creative and artistic abilities; obtain knowledge and ideas at a professional level. Be willing to learn, experience and make contribution to the development of the firm as well as the city.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2011-2016 2010-2011 2007-2010
Bachelor of Architecture [Excellent with first honor GPA 4.84] | Dar Al-Hekmah University,Jeddah,KSA College Preparation Program [CPP] | Dar Al-Hekmah University High School [GPA 99.3] | Al-Hamraa School,Jeddah,KSA
SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS 2012-2013 2010-2016
Dean’s honor list | Dar Al-Hekmah University Student scholarship | Ministry of Higher Education,KSA
COMPETITIONS 2013-2014 2010-2011
Participation in the IE Competition | Houses For Change by IE University of Architecture Ithraa Group for development Projects and Consultancy | group competition winner of third place
2011 2011-2016 2012
Participation in Graphic exhibition | DAH Participation in Architecture exhibition every year | different projects | DAH Attending Saudi building and Interior Exhibition | Al-Harithy Company for exhibitions
2014 [Month] Internship | Henning Larsen Architects | Riyadh 2015 [Month] Internship | Urban Phenomena | Jeddah
WORKSHOPS | ACTIVITIES | CONFERENCES
ATTRIBUTES | INTERESTS
Graphic design | Drawing | Painting | Art and Craft | Sketching | Reading | Swimming
Operating systems Mac | Windows 2 Dimensional programs Auto cad Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Microsoft Office 3 Dimensional programs Rivet 3Dmax [Autodesk certified] Archicad Lumion Sketch up Others Sketching | Rendering | Graphic representation | Model making | Laser cutting | Drafting
Dr. Eng.-Architect | Richard Douzjian E-mail: email@example.com
2011 Fine art and oil painting workshop | Saudi center for fine art 2011 MAY 9 Forum of scientific signs in the Qur’an and Sunnah |DAH 2011 Ithraa group for development projetcs and consultancy workshop [April1-May21] 2012 Conference [Architecture and Design Days Jeddah] | initiative by the AIA American Institute of Architects,Middle east | Park Hayat Jeddah [Oct10-11] 2014 Symposium on contemporary art and its historical development [JAW Jeddah Art Week] | DAH [Feb3] 2015 MAR 1 Acrylic painting workshop by artist Abdullah Hammas | DAH Community service hour done more than 120h
Fast learner | Supportive | Confident | Love to experience things | Optimistic
JHCC JEDDAH HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER
SEMAH MUSEUM CONTEMPORARY ART
LOCATION WORLD MAP
JEDDAH 40 REDEVELOPMENT SHADE SF18
THE iMODULAR JEDDAH BAHRAH
BAHRAH VERTICAL UNIVERSITY
SEMAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART STUDIO VIII [Capstone Project]
Semah museum aspire to create social, education and culture communal.The Museum will be divided into 3 spaces, public spaces for the society to entertain and socialize and exhibition spaces (permanent and temporary) the permanent to provide the public venue for experiencing and understanding art to be engaged and integrate into Peopleâ€™s live. While the
Temporary space Will perform as an art hub for artist, local and international audience also to give artist the chance to view their art and provide them with flexible spaces to accommodate different types of art.
“Light is That Which Awaken Architecture to Life; And Which Informs it With Power” TADAO ANDO
SUN AND WIND
PUBLIC OPEN SPACES
SITE ANALYSIS: Design a public spaces that let in the water in order to support the theory and increase people experience because by the rules and regulation given to the municipality a span of 15 m should be left from the sea to the building.
Amount of POS available per person in different cities compared to Jeddah. According to Jeddah municipality , the provision of POS per person in the city is less than 2m2 WHO standard [minimum 2m2 per person]
CONCEPTUAL APPROACH The project is located in southern Cornish line, which makes the building part of the public open space, and pedestrian line. This affected the form and the orientation of the building. By projecting lines to different angle views around the site (Sea view and Islamic port) (City view and the public facilities) (Landmark views: king fahad fountain and park hayat resort)
SPACES ORGANIZATION ACCORDING TO [ EXPERIENCE]
ARCHITECTURE THEORY PHENOMENOLOGY Phenomenology demonstrated in architecture as the manipulation of space,materials and light and shadow to create a memorable encounter through an impact on the human senses which are touch,sight,smell,sound and taste. Phenomenological theorists;Steven Hill,Juhani Pallasmaa,Alberto Preze Gomez and Peter Zumthor.
AHMED MATER LOCAL ARTIST
A B D U L N A S S E R GHAREM
GROUND FLOOR PLAN [LEVEL +3M]
STRUCTURE: Using steel columns at the corner filled with concrete unit and trusses,space frame for the floors and the roof;due to the large span of the temporary exhibition. Sense the building is in front of the sea the concrete is well protected against the water. 18 19
Installation with magnet,iron fillings in cabinet 200x100x100cm
Gravity-focal point-weight-pull-powerattraction point-magnet
THE CAPITAL DOME
Installation with wood,high polystyrene,cooper,stone,steel natural rope 400x400x500cm
ABDULNASSER GHAREM Underground space which represent the alkabaa the center of gravity and its power and spiritual impact on people. The space has one opening on top of the artwork focusing on the art giving it its importance. One might think the since the space is very spiritual and powerful why merging under the ground ,is to emphasize the gravity and how down to earth is the space and to show that all people are equal all what matters is what you have done through your life.
The artwork represent how the united stated welcomes us only under their rules, so the artist wants to educate people about it and shows how there is different level and standard. Therefore,the space has steps with reflected material leads you the art where light opening frame the dome and a tilted roof to show the different level and the force.
Installation with fluorescent light, water, ultrasonic humidifiers,toughened low iron glass,aluminum 320x978.5x856.5cm
CERTAINTY STILL KEPT
1.Installation With water, strobe lights, acrylic,foil,wood,pump and hose 320x978.5x856.5cm 2.Installation Water,nozzles,wood spotlight,pump and hose 320x978.5x856.5cm
OLAFUR ELIASSON A ramp taking you to the artwork space which means that shelter and space is very important that protect us from the external environment it is alight cube with mist the represent effect of the mountain or the sea. The ramp taking you to the space represent the invention and technology happening now a day and after all what matter for human is a shelter. It reflected in the outside by a projecting mass that is darker than the other.
Dark corridor with water drop artwork at the sides that indicate a freeze moment take you to the beauty artwork a curved dark space that shows the rainbow art from only one side while the other sides are all equal that is why choosing the curve taking from a circle because it has the same shape from all side and to indicate that a rainbow comes after a rain;to represent the concept of the artwork which is people have different perspective to beauty. One will feel the curve through moving inside the space with the lighting effect around it.
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BAHRAH VERTICAL OASIS UNIVERSITY STUDIO VII
Bahrah is a village in Makkah Province, in western Saudi Arabia.The City is located below wadi Fatmah between Jeddah and Meccah, near to Jeddah.the city 25Km far from Jeddah and 35Km far from Mecca. The city was there long time ago. Bahrah was station for pilgrims due to its location. The city is divided into districts ( old Bahrah-new Bahrah-Bahrah
Almujahedeen-Almurslat-Najd and Alkadera-Alshumis). Bahrah now a days has many issues that threatening the city and the people living there..
“We Borrow From Nature The Space Upon Which We Build” TADAO ANDO
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN
NORTH ELEVATION EAST ELEVATION
OPERABLE PANELS When the weather conditions is preferable, there is a system that allow operable panels to open outward, parallel to the facade. This lets fresh air into the building. Desirable cool air comes in at the lower portion of the windows,and warmer air naturally exhausts through the top of the vents. GRAY WATER SYSTEM
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JEDDAH 40 LAGOON REDEVELOPMENT STUDIO VI Conceptual Phase [Group] Design Phase [Individual]
The project aims to redevelop the area of the abandoned waterfront of Jeddah.40 lagoon was a main source for people. The lagoon gives life to the city by using its rock and mud for building. After three decades of neglecting the lagoon which threatens our city. Creating public facilities and water activities in order to develop a gathering hub in Jeddah.
“Public Space is The City” ORIOL BOHIGAS
CONCEPTUAL PHASE [GROUP]
| THE EVOLUTION STAGES OF THE ISSUE
CONCEPT: The 40 lagoon has a central location that connects three different zones [historic area-port and the new residential area].Lack of connectivity was created between the zones and the water front Applying Place Theming for integration. Three themes were developed [cultural-industrial and civil modern]. Each zone will have its own characteristic,street furniture,activities,style and unique landscape picturesque.
CHANGE IN THEMES
INSPIRED BY JAPANESE GARDENS Borrowed Scenery: garden designed to incorporate the view of features outside the garden,such as hills,trees or buildings behind it, as part of the view. Asymmetry: Japanese gardens are not laid on straight axes. It usually places to be seen from a diagonal. Concealment: garden is meant to be seen as one landscape at a time. ACTIVITIES PLACEMENT
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DESIGN PHASE [INDIVIDUAL]
VIEWS AND CONNECTIONS
JHCC JEDDAH HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER STUDIO VII
Design a mixed use facility in the northern cornich of Jeddah city in front of Al-Nawras Movienpick resort .The complex will consist of hotel,convention center and retail all to serve different types of events and to become a jeddahâ€™s gathering hub and culture exchange.
“Architecture is Inhabited Sculpture” CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI
SITE PLAN: Design an open public space that connects the three buildings together to develop a social atmosphere for people. The three buildings are connected through bridges at the first level to provide people with different experience and to allow them to view the sea and the city form higher level. 40 41
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
USAGE AND CIRCULATION
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STUDIO IV [Group Project]
Shade SF18 is a smart shading system designed to shade a garden seat. It is composed of two major components, one fixed and one movable. Like a sunflower, the movable part tracks down the sun and moves along with it, providing shade all day long. This process is monitored by photo-voltaic cells and sensors, which generate enough power to
make the movement possible, with no external energy supply. The photovoltaic cells are arranged according to the Fibonacci sequence found in the sunflower, which is the most efficient way to maximize the amount of solar energy gained and minimize the amount of waste space.
“I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture” TADAO ANDO
MOVEMENT CONCEPT The sunflower demonstrates phototropism, which is the ability to rotate their heads so that it always face the sunâ€™s rays. The sunflower does so by a mechanism called heliotropism, or sun tracking.
MOVEMENT MECHANISM The movable part of the shade is powered by the photovolatic cells, that are connected to sensors. These sensors will send signals to the mobile part, in order for it to move a specific amount of length each sun hour.
PROCESS SKETCHES AND SOLAR STUDY
FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY Shade SF18 is flexible in terms of installation and transportation. Its main structure can be completely folded, after removing the movable shade.
STUDIO III [Group Project] IE Competition | House For Change http://ie.nivaria.com/hfc1230
The vision is to provide affordable and flexible modularhousing units for the residents of AlNuzla Al-Yamaniya slum in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in response to a recent government plan to demolish part of the site and evacuate its residents for a road-widening project.
â€œWhat we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remain and is immortalâ€? ALBERT PINE
Module: The units built using the same module 6x3 Grid: To organize function and spaces
Unit 1 Capacity: 1-2 persons Area: 36 m2
Unit 2 Capacity: 2-4 persons Area: 54 m2
SITE PLAN Unit 3 Capacity: 4-8 persons Area: 108 m2 Three bedrooms
Unit 4 Capacity: 8-10 persons Area: 123 m2 Five bedrooms
1.Parking Lots 2.Open Spaces 3.Open Circulation Take up to seven cars Playgrounds designed for Used as an emergency and located far away children to play in safely exists Seating Area: Designed for adults for socializing GROUND FLOOR PLAN
4.Narrow Alley Designed for people to walk through the site easily and safely. Along with open spaces create change in directions and views
4.Graffiti Enhance people talents,entertain them and could be used to improve peopleâ€™s income.
FLEXIBLE FURNITURE DESIGN
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SKETCHES DIFFERENT MEDIA
“Think with your hand and draw with your mind” NORMAN FOSTER
“We Shape Our Buildings; Thereafter They Shape Us” WINSTON CHURCHILL 06 59 58 07