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Noor Jarrah 2009 | 2012 work samples + resume

3A41, green community motor city, dubai, uae. jarrahnoor@gmail.com + (971) 50 549 7969


cover letter

As an aspiring architect hoping to graduate in 2014, my aim is to marry the theoretical side of architecture to the practical side and learn how to exploit my role as an architect to contribute to society. I would like to work in an environment that fosters creativity and integrates the many aspects of architecture to produce sustainable, responsible, and progressive works. I am a believer in taking care of the world we live in, so I would like to observe first hand how to synthesize architecture (at both the public and the personal scale) and the environment it is a part of. Having only had experience of learning and working in the UAE, I would like to offer my familiarity with the culture of the region, and gain knowledge of the way international firms deal with architecture.

Ultimately, I would like to begin my career by gaining exposure to a practice that understands the value of cultures and addresses them in their design solutions, and one that encourages and puts into practice original ideas and multidisciplinary projects and design processes.


education

2009 - present

American University of Sharjah Bachelor of Architecture NAAB Accredited Sharjah American International School American High School Diploma

2008

work

workshop + exhibition

software Adobe Creative Suite _Illustrator _InDesign _Photoshop

resume

april 2012

Exhibited ‘Phoenician Reading Table’ at the 15th Salone Satellite in Milan

april 2011

Parametric Design Workshop with Gehry Technologies

Autodesk AutoCad Autodesk Maya (3d modeling) Rhinoceros Microsoft Office Familiar with operating a laser cutter Knowledge of MasterCam

profile January 24th, 1991

august 2011

Design Young _ Intern Preliminary project research + space planning

august 2010

AE7_ Intern Preliminary Project research + drafted techinical drawings

august 2008 to January 2009

Burt, Hill _ Intern Drafted technical drawings Worked with landscape design Interior space planning

American

languages DOB

nationality

English - Native Arabic - Fluent French - Conversational

resume


{ d i s t ri bu t i o n (wi p )} arc 302 _ spring 2012 Current studio project - warehouse located in the Sharjah desert

structure modeled in Maya

structure modeled in Maya


{up} arc 302 _ spring 2012

Prototype for a water tower with an observation deck, to be located in various places in the uae

3d printed model Form modeled in autodesk maya


{ p h o e n i ci a n r e a d i n g ta b l e } des 394 _ fall 2011 This project, under a new hybrid class titled ‘form, furniture, and graphics’ was a design-build endeavor that began with analyzing typography and culminated in building a one to one scale piece of furniture. This table was exhibited at the Salone Satellite at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April 2012.

The reading table began conceptually as a tablet with the phoenician alphabet, one of the earliest forms of writing, engraved on it. the form of the tablet then folded out in the middle to support a new, ‘modern’ tablet with latin script protruding from it. This juxtaposition showcases the transition in knowledge from the primitive era to modern day in the context of writing.

materials _ mahogany boards and stainless steel rods method of engraving _ CNC routing


{ e xt e n s i o n to v y b o r g l i b r a ry }

11.31 m

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5.54 m

arc 301 _ fall 2011

3.10 m

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4.50 m

the brief for this project was to design an addition to alvar aalto’s viipuri library to house medical texts donated by an independent patron. the sie is situated in a forest, onto which the new building’s main reading room looks out onto.

section c_c 1:100

2.60 m 1.30 m

11.31 m

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site _ vyborg, russia

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the main attraction of this library is the ramped stacks that are articulated in the overall form of the building. this component telescopes out into the forest to provide a moment for the user to pause and get a preview of their experience once the user has picked out their books and proceeded to the reading room.

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section a_a 1:100

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reading room

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interior renderings of stacks (L) and reading room (R)

basement plan 1:100

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{ re ad i n g roo m}

the result is a structure carved from the earth to create a shelter where an individual feels protected and vulnerable enough to let go of all their inhibitions as they delve into the world of books.

arc 301 _ fall 2011 the brief for this short project was to create a space for an individual to read and store books, while including a courtyard component.

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{ [ l i g h t ] cu b e } arc 232 _ spring 2011

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The center of the final cube was hollowed out and filled with a light bulb connected to a solar panel, which indicated its potential future use to light up sidewalks and the like.

   

   

This project, done in the class ‘materials and methods of construction’, is a 20cmx20cmx20cm cube of lighttransmitting concrete. numerous tests and trials were performed in order to master the ability to transfer light through this dense opaque material.     

      

     

  

       

   

materials _ self leveling cement + transparent acrylic

 

      


{s tructural case study}

aluminum roof membrane

arc 302 _ spring 2012 Structural case study of Toyo Ito’s Yatsushiro Municipal Museum in Japan

diagonal steel ribbing

steel purlins

steel cylindrical columns tension cables

Yatsushiro Municipal Museum Toyo Ito Noor Jarrah


{bas kt i ki ya h ou s e + g a l l e ry } arc 202 _ spring 2011 The dense urban culture in this very traditional part of dubai is one that revolves around art and exhibiting it. The brief for this project was to design a house for an artist there that included a gallery component. site _ bastikiya, dubai, uae

   

  

  



    









   











The stairs here act as both a functional part of the house as well as the main sculptural constituent in a district that celebrates art


brick strategy study models


Portfolio + Resume