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RIWA ABDEL KHALE Architectural Portfo

Riwa Abdel Khalek Architectural Portfolio 1


2018 Binadar Work

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Project done in collaboration with Binadar Team


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P roject Details

The residential building was designed to accommodate families of all sizes. Divided into two blocks and composed of three apartment sizes, the building offers residence variable spaces.

Elevation | Scale 1/250

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Section A-A | Scale 1/200

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Typical Floor Plan| Scale 1/100 As seen in these plans, a typical floor within this building is made up of either two bedroom apartments or three bedroom apartments. As concluded from our research of the area, this style of building was found most suitable, as it caters to the needs of all and provides housing at reasonable prices per square meter living space.

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Blow-Up of One of the Apartments| 3 bedroom apartment

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2018 Binadar Work

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Project done in collaboration with Binadar Team


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P roject Details

This high end luxury building situated in Ras Beirut targeted families with a more substantial living space in mind. The building consisted of 160 square meter apartments with three bedrooms.

Typical Floor Plan| Scale 1/100

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The design of the apartments was created to be comfortable and spacious, as well as capable of being altered internally based on the needs of its residents.

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Based on the request of some of the clients, certain apartments were combined to form one luxurious space. As seen in this plan, the design made sure to maintain a sense of division between the private living quarters and the more public areas of the household; while sustaining an easy flow between the two.

Alternative Floor Plan| Scale 1/100

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Alternative Floor Plan| Scale 1/100 Another option for the apartments was designed for clients with particular requests and specifications. As seen in this plan, the apartment now consists of two master bedrooms and more lavish living and dining rooms.

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Section A-A| Scale 1/250

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Detail Stair Section| Scale 1/100

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2017 Binadar Work

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Project done in collaboration with Binadar Team


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P roject Details

Situated in the heart of one of Beirut's most extravagant areas, this building was designed to offer high standard living spaces within comfortable and functional arrangements. One apartment per floor assures a more private atmosphere to the building. As seen in the plans, the typical floor apartment includes an additional living room space for the residents with an unobscurred view of the main streets. The building also offers a luxury duplex apartment that has a large terrace and whose top floor looks over the saloon and dining room.

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Typical Floor Plan| Scale 1/100


Detail Stair Plans and Section| Scale 1/100

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Section A-A| Scale 1/250

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University

Lebanese Amer Bachelor in A 22


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2016 Design Studio X Alternative Tabarja GATEWAY TO THE SEA

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C oncept

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A nalysis

Tabarja is a coastal town located north of Lebanon's capital. It is mostly known for its high-rise resorts and agricultural fields. It is also one of many coastal areas in Lebanon that is threatened by privatization and complete destruction of its viable agricultural areas.

Research Analysis of the Area | Longitudinal strips of interest

After extensive onsite research, the entire coastline of Tabaraja was divided into longitudinal strips that highlight the difference between the area closest to the shoreline and that closest to the highway. In order to produce the most advantageous outcome and to accentuate the assets of Tabarja, a call for an alternative perception of this town is needed. This project created a transversal strip of functions that led from the highway, through the agricultural fields, towards a public beach.

Conclusion of the Analysis | Transversal strips of interest

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D esign Strategy If the privatization predicament continues, all of Lebanon's coastal towns will lose their unique characteristics. Views to the sea will be hindered by buildings, public beaches will cease to exist, and the livelihood of the inner coastal neighborhoods will suffer.

Current State of Tabarja's Sea View | Discarded and ignored areas

Probable Future State of Tabarja's Sea View | If no intervension is performed

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D esign Proposal

The overall shape of the project is dictated by the limitation of the land, insuring that the existing agricultural fields and wildlife are preserved.

The mass is then cleaved to allow for a pedestrian flow towards designated plaza spaces.

Entry points are strategically located from the street and neighboring areas to aid in the overall circulation.

Introducing elevated masses to maintain ground floor access while linking larger masses with common function.

To ensure the area remains pedestrian friendly, entry points are assigned for vehicle entrances.

The overall resort will be made up of 3 public plaza spaces, public entertainment facilities, the hotel with multiple room size options, and bungalows with private garden spaces overlooking the plazas.

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Diagram | How the project proposal was derived


D esign Implementation

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Plan | Level 2

Plan | Level 14

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Plan | Level 6

Plan | Level 8

Plan | Level 17


Plan | Level 10

Plan | Level 20

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Blow-up of Main Plan | Scale 1/100

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Mass Plan|

As seen in the above illustrated mass plan, the solution is to employ an alternative understanding of resort spaces.

The Alternative Beach Resort will be located near the main street of Tabarja with pathways leading to the beach. Unlike the existing and planned resorts, this project would be situated more strategically in the area to allow the public to experience everything Tabarja has to offer including a transition from highway to sea.

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Sections of the Project |


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North Elevation |

West Elevation |

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B ungallow Detail & Wall Section The bungalows are designed to offer a sense of privacy while being incorporated within the courtyards of the resort.

A ground floor level with living and dining rooms as well as a kitchen; and a private second floor level for bedrooms. The bungalows are separated from the constant flow of pedestrian activity by a front garden, and treated to a private backyard space for a more secluded outdoor experience.

Detailed Wall Section | Bungallow

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Detailed Plans | Bungallow

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2015 Design Studio IX Saida Redesigned

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1 No seating areas are provided for pedestrians, no usable spaces are allocated for recreation purposes. 2 The steps towards the water taxi and other boats are a great key point but are currently left in chaotic disorganization.

3 The corniche itself is in a state of disarray and neglect. It also offers no separate pathways for bicycles.

4 The gateways to the historic district are hidden from the public, causing tourists to overlook their existence.

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5 The old port is left to the fishermen causing people, tourists and locals alike to avoid it due its smells and unfavorable commotion.

Diagram | Problems faced by Saida’s Corniche and historic district


D esign Strategy

The project was devised to create a new master plan for the Historic Core of Saida. It took into account all the characteristics and history of the City of Saida and aimed for the following:

-Stitching the periphery of Saida to its Historic Core as well as reviving the heart of Old Saida -Mending the pathways that link the Historic Core to the neighboring areas -Bridging the gap between the outer city paths and the hubbub of the old inner city

Diagram | Before and after intervension

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D esign Proposal Concrete

Concrete Tiles

Asphalt

Introducing bike friendly designated pathways and stepped access to a lower deck allowing people to enjoy the boardwalk at sea level without the commotion of moving cars

Creating a seaside cinematic experience to attract further touristic activity

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Concrete Tiles

Asphalt

Bridges were proposed as a link to the historic core directly from the corniche; sidestepping the busy streets and highlighting the currently discarded multiple entrances to the Old City

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M ass Plan Recreating the corniche and inserting viewing platforms extended beyond the shore line with seating areas and garden spaces

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D esign Sketches

Sketch | The new stepped proposal for the corniche

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Sketch | The new corniche extension

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2015 Design Studio VIII ARCHouse

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D esign Proposal

In view of the prevailing problems faced by design students within universities, the project aimed to provide a suitable haven for students with no places to work, no access to workshops, and no space to show off their work within university boundaries. Due to its location close to the Lebanese American University Jbeil branch, the abandoned house in Amchit created an extension for the school that allows students to make use of the space for education purposes. The new design provided senior students with studio spaces, workshops, display areas for juries and exhibitions as well as supplied the university with additional auditorium spaces for lectures and presentations.

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Plan | Basement 2

Plan | First Floor

Plan | Basement 1

Plan | Ground Floor

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Section A-A |

Section C-C | To make use of the house itself within its sloped boundary, the design created a hierarchy of functions. This aimed was made to ensure the maintenance of the existing structure as well as introducing embedded built in units within the topography. The roof of these embedded units would then add to the existing landscape rather than be aggressive additions that reduce the site's value.

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Section B-B|

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South West Elevation|

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RAIL

CONCRETE ROOF DECK WATERPROOFING ROOF DRAIN GROWING MEDIUM SOIL

INSULATION

Wall Section | Underground classrooms with planted roof

CONCRETE LINTEL

ALUMINUM TOP FRAME

GLASS WINDOW

ALUMINUM BOTTOM FRAME

MARBLE SELL GROUVING

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Section B-B| Blow-up of house renovation

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Section C-C| Blow-up of underground atelier and lecture hall

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2014 Design Studio VII Center for Building Innovation

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Architectural Portfolio  

A collection of projects showcasing my style and capabilities as an architect as I progressed over the years.

Architectural Portfolio  

A collection of projects showcasing my style and capabilities as an architect as I progressed over the years.