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INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO
SELECTED WORK OF 2017
CONTENT CURRICULUM VITAE ___
CAFE: CONCEPT COFFEE SHOP
HOTEL: ART GALLERY HOTEL
MU SEUM: VI D EO ART MU SEUM ___
ARCHITEC TUR AL PHOTOGR APHY
PROJECT SEQUENCE CASTS WORK PROGRESS IMPROVEMENT
EDUCATION LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - BEIRUT, LEBANON
BACHELORS IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
SEP 2012 - MAY 2018 (Expected)
DAR JANA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
AMERICAN CURRICULUM: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
Graduated in MAY 2012
EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO JAN - MAY 2017 Created and developed ideas through a process that lead to a new original functional product.
EXPERIENCE ARTSPACE HAMRA - BEIRUT, LEBANON
GALLERY ASSOCIATE JUN 2015 - NOV 2016 (17 MONTHS)
Administered versatile tasks between curating exhibitions, visual designing, marketing, and customer service. BEIRUT ART FAIR - BEIRUT, LEBANON FIELD REPRESENTATIVE SEP 2015 & SEP 2016 Provided technical support to the customers and acted as the point of contact between the client and the gallery at the fair. LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - BEIRUT, LEBANON
ACADEMIC ASSISTANT SEP 2013 - SEP 2015 (21 MONTHS)
Facilitated communication between the Design Foundation’s chairperson, faculty and students; in addition to, distributed correspondence and queries.
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO AUG - DEC 2017 Emphasized specific photographic techniques, lighting and composition, dealt with the architectural and design subject. INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS: JAPAN AUG - JULY 2017
Visited mainly Tokyo and Kyoto and gained a first-hand experience of the Japanese contemporary architecture through on site visiting.
Native Arabic and full professional proficiency in English.
Autocad, Lumion, Sketchup, Photoshop Render, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Detail oriented, decision making, communication and problem solving.
- Appreciation Award at 2nd IEW - Honors Academic Award at LAU - Honors Academic Award at DJIS.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES -
Student Council President Bisharaf School Representative School Newsletter Media Director Event club and Design Club at LAU
Graphic designer for the Medical Missions for Children Charity services and activities at the Help Center Jeddah Sales Representative at the Beirut Design Week 2017 Creative Director for a LAU senior play 2017 “Corpse Bride”
RESIDENTIAL: PENTHOUSE ANTWORK, BEIRUT 2017
The penthouse was thought of and designed to create a residential space with an ongoing path enhancing a feel of an artistic journey. This journey inhibited a live art image inspired from the light and dark of the surrounding. As shadows continue to cast the darkness within the solid walls, the space will start to feel more alive. The sun is always changing;thus, walking the same path will be a different experience depending on the times of the day. Having that applied, the space was enhanced with voids to create a sense of connection between the exterior and interior of the space. In addition, the interior itself integrate a visual connection by using different techniques of constructional material such as glass, voids, metal mesh, and see-through partitions.
An overwhelming feeling of lightness as the exposed pool within the space tries to holds the heavy concrete slab as it floats and to overlook the clouds of the city.
the usage of metal mesh was picked to keep the consistent feel of visual interaction within the interior space. In addition, to enhance the shadows through the space.
Shadows succeed at making patterns, providing shade, and adding a different dimension to the spaces.
COMMERCIAL: MUSEUM L E B A N E S E A M E R I C A N U N I V E R S I T Y, B E I R U T 2017
The form is established through a process of connecting areas between locations. A process of a see then touch journey. Starting from the glass facade exterior on the building, pillars were added which extruded the glass to give a feel that the museum is pushed over the courtyard. An irregular scheme of assembled cubes and rectangular elements throughout the space creates a sharp competition between the space and the video art itself. The chaotic and dynamic three dimensional boxes and cubes recessed from the ground and suspended from the ceiling in unsystematic layers to form a voluminous space creating yet another vivid interior which welcomes light but at the same time preserves its underground darkness. These irregularly-shaped pillars crisscrossed with each other to give a unique visual effect while holding up the ramp. Some of them even elongates into screening for people to watch, some into seats for people to take a rest and other boxes enclose light sources. This method was coherent throughout the space as of the reception inclined with an assorted angle, Rectangular-shaped embedded screens, HVAC ducting and light fixtures penetrating the walls and the multiple functional beams for screening and seating were thought of and designed to camouflage themselves in the futuristic feel.
The flooring, which is supposed to be a two dimensional object, on the basement throughout the black projection room , which plays videos or dynamic graphics within the area, black reflective epoxy flooring treatment was added to exaggerate the screening to reflect the dynamic of the three dimensional geometric space but in a different matter.
A R C H I T E C T U R A L P H OTO G R A P H Y I N T E R N AT I O N A L 2017