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m.arch I applicant // portfolio 2007-2012

sam ghantous


m.arch applicant - michigan TCAUP portfolio 2007-2011

sam ghantous

1-48 manchester ave. , toronto, ON, canada, m6g1v3 905.599.0907. samghantous@gmail.com


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academic competition professional research exhibition

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“Scute”

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“Soluble Fabric”

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“Atmospherics” “Variable Plaza”

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“Kinsmen”

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“YU Life Science”

050

“AFEP III” “Shenzhen High Tech Tower” “Innovation Place”

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“Computational Sketchbook”

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“[AR]chitecture App

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“Paragon”

080

“Terra Fabricata”

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sam ghantous 1-48 manchester ave. , toronto, ON, canada, m6g1v3 905.599.0907. samghantous@gmail.com samghantous.com/blog

education 2011

Bachelor of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto

publications 2012

“Arch-App | An Application for Architectural Design Pedagogy”, DesignEd Asia Conference 2012, “Into Design Education”, Hong Kong, China Co-Author with Vincent Hui, Graham McCarthy, and Scott Townsend

2012

“Augmented Reality in the Built Environment”, AR[t]: Augmented Reality, Art and Technology Magazine, Rotterdam, Netherlands Vincent Hui (Contributor)

2012

“The Oxalis Project”, Input_Output: Performative Materials in Architecture & Design, Fishponds, Bristol, UK Vincent Hui (Work Featured)

2012

“[AR]chitectural Education: Augmented Reality Tools In and Out of the Classroom”, 2012 International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference, International Association of Technology, Education and Development, Valencia, Spain, Co-author with Vincent Hui, Graham McCarthy, and Dadin Duldul

2012

“Digital Fabrication in the Age of Collaboration”, 2012 International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference, International Association of Technology, Education and Development, Valencia, Spain, Co-author with Vincent Hui, Christine Leu, Dadin Duldul, Jordan So, and Jason Ramelson

2011

“Virtual in Reality: Applications of Ubiquitous Computing in Architectural Design”, “International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies”, EDULEARN 11, Barcelona, Spain Vincent Hui (Contributor)

2011

“Please Turn ON Your Cell Phones: Integrating M-Learning in First Year Architecture”, “Convergence + Confluence”, Building Technology Educators’ Conference,Toronto. Co-author with Vincent Hui, and Graham McCarthy

2011

“Scute”, “325 Magazine 2010-2011”, Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science, Toronto (Work Featured)

2011

“Variable Plaza”, “325 Magazine 2010-2011”, Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science, Toronto (Work Featured)

professional experience 2012 -

Graduate Intern Architect, ssg architecture inc., Toronto

2011

Competition Designer, JET Architecture Inc., Toronto

2010

Summer Intern, OPEN Architects Inc., Toronto

freelance 2012

Urban Planning and Visualization Consultant, Private Interest [Developer], --, ON

academic employment and teaching 2013

Part Time Instructor (forthcoming) “Building Information Modeling in Architectural Practice” Ryerson University JVS I-plan program, Toronto

2012

Visiting Critic “ARC 820: Studio in Subtlety and Spectacle” Ryerson University, Toronto

2012

Visiting Critic “AIAS Portfolio Review” Ryerson University, Toronto

2010-11

Research Assistant to Vincent Hui Ryerson University, Toronto Included development of a mobile device app, visualizations for a book published by Birkhauser, a set of 3D PDFs for the Steel Structures Education Foundation, organizing Building Technology Educators Society Conference 2011, an LTEF grant worth $17,000, and two publications.

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// CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL


2010

2009

“Flip Your City - The City Scraper”, “325 Magazine 2009-2010”, Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science, Toronto (Work Featured) “Favela Escado”, “325 Magazine 2008-2009” , Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science, Toronto (Work Featured)

editing 2011

“Building Technology Educators Society Conference Proceedings 2011 - Convergence + Confluence”, Copy Editor with Terri Meyer Boake, Vincent Hui

2011

“Understanding Steel Design - Architectural Design Manual”, Birkhauser, Basel Terri Meyer Boake Technical Illustration with Vincent Hui

2010

“325 Magazine 2009-2010”, Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Editor-in-Chief

exhibitions 2012

2012

“Humber Bridge Sculpture”, Public Art Installation, Toronto With Interactive Arts “Terra Fabricata”, Come Up To My Room 2012, Toronto [R]ED[U]X Lab Designer, fabricator, co-manager of installation

2011

“Variable Plaza”, reStore Competition, Ryerson University, Toronto Work Exhibited

2010

“OXALIS Prototype Display”, Design Philadelphia Annual Art Festival, Philadelphia Work Exhibited

2010

“OXALIS Project | Refining Inputs and Fabricating Outputs”, Input_Output: Adaptive Materials and Mediated Environments Symposium, Temple University, Philadelphia Work Exhibited

volunteer 2009

Construction Worker Picnic Shelter, Ryerson University, Toronto

2009

Construction Worker Habitat for Humanity, various locations

SAM GHANTOUS

honours 2011

“Scute ”, Steel Structures Education Foundation Award valued at $1500, Ryerson University, Toronto

2011

“Terra Fabricata”, P-FACS grant valued at $5000, Ryerson University, Toronto Awarded with [R]ED[U]X Lab

2011

“Variable Plaza”, reStore Competition Second Place valued at $500, Ryerson University, Toronto Awarded with Faiyaz Khan

2007

“Foundational Architectural Computing Modules”, LTEF grant valued at $17,000, Ryerson University, Toronto Awarded with Vincent Hui

conferences/workshops 2012

“Physical Computing ”, Workshop, Ryerson University, Toronto

2012

“Computational Design & 4D Sequencing”, Workshop with SHOP Architects, Pratt University, New York City, NY

2012

“Creating the 21st Century Facade”, Conference, New York City, NY

2011

“Building Technology Educators Society Conference 2012 - Convergence + Confluence”, Ryerson University, Toronto

skills Software Autocad 2013, Revit 2013 Rhinoceros 4 and 5 with T-splines and Vray Grasshopper and Weaverbird Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere

Hardware Laser Cutter (Trotec and Universal) ABS Plastic Deposition 3D printer Arduino

personal Cities of Residence Muscat, Oman (1 yr) Danbury, CT, USA (1yr) Athens, Greece (7 yrs) Cairo, Egypt (5 yrs) Mississauga, ON, Can. (2 yrs) Dubai, UAE (2 yrs) Toronto, ON, Canada (5 yrs) Nationality Lebanese/Canadian

Hobbies Musical Composition and orchestration Guitar Travel (Middle East focus) Maker-space community member Walking Reading

Ethnicity Lebanese/Palestinian

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academic


// scute A Skytrain shelter for the Main Street - Science World station, across from the Expo ‘86 dome.

The armadillo’s scute and carapace embodies the ability to shield and shelter itself by means of an armour that is flexible enough to accommodate various bodily contortions. The proposal is a response to facilitate a platform accessible to the public, providing views to the shore and a reconceived canopy structure for the station. The armature’s structure is defined by a “universal” ball-joint detail that activates flexibility rather than mass customizing it.

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// SCUTE

ACADEMIC

skytrain shelter Fourth Year Studio Instructor - Vincent Hui

2011, Vancouver, BC Sam Ghantous


CLADDING- “FOLDED” CORTEN STEEL SHEETS

PRIMARY STRUCTUREEXTRUDED STEEL “T” SECTIONS

SECONDARY STRUCTURE: 3-D STEEL TRUSS SYSTEM

SKYTRAIN CIRCULATION

SKYTRAIN STATION PLATFORM

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM: PUBLIC PLATFORM/VIEWING DECK

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EXISTING LRT LINE

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ACADEMIC


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ACADEMIC


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// soluble fabric A “third place” that serves as a medium to absorb and emit the materials of its surrounding environment and community.

Density and activity are generated on this corner site through a mix of multi-family residential units and a Brewpub/ Performance Theatre at grade. By methods of subtraction and perforation, the building acts as a material that supports, amplifies, and restricts flows of energy: sound, air, light, and people. This porosity culminates at the raised residential courtyard that overlooks the park while also mediating a level of transparency with the third place below it.

CIRCULATION CIRCULATION

VIEW VIEW

PARK PARK

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PROGRAM PROGRAM

// SOLUBLE FABRIC

STRUCTURAL STRUCTURAL

2010, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, ON. Sam Ghantous

SUBTRACTION SUBTRACTION

ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL

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mixed-use commercial residential development Second Year Studio Instructor - Colin Ripley

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ACADEMIC

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RESIDENTIAL UNIT COURTYARD BALCONY

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PERFORMANCE SEATING

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//SOLUBLE FABRIC

ACADEMIC


A GREEN ROOF ASSEMBLY Precast Concrete- Roofing Paver Steel - Raised Flooring Apparatus Vegetation 200-300 mm Growing Medium Polyethylene-Drainage/Water Storage/Aeration/ Root Barrier 75 mm XPS-Insulation/ Air Barrier Hot-Applied Tar-Waterproofing Membrane 250-300 mm Concrete- Structure 350 mm Concrete- Waffle Structure

C LIGHT SCOOP ASSEMBLY Precast Concrete- Roofing Paver Steel - Raised Flooring Apparatus 300 mm Stone Ballast 75 mm XPS-Insulation/ Air Barrier Hot-Applied Tar-Waterproofing Membrane 250-300 mm Concrete- Structure

B LIGHT SCOOP ASSEMBLY 20 mm Pre-cast Mesh Reinforced Lightweight Concrete Light Scoop Shell 50 mm Fibrebatt Insulation 10 mm Fibreglass Interior Form 1 mm Aluminum Reflective Light Amplifier

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13 mm Gypsum Plaster Board Finish 100 mm Cast Concrete Backing 25 mm Wood Batten Polytheylene Air/Vapour Barrier 75 mm XPS Insulation 25 mm Air Ventilated Cavity 5 mm White Plastic Weather Barrier 10 mm Air Cavity 5 mm Aluminum Shading Screen

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Sealed Horizontal Joint Steel Welded Mounts Steel “T” Section Steel Cast Welding Plate Aluminum Hinged Shading Screen G Steel Section Mounting Plate

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H Mullion I Bent Aluminum Corner SAM GHANTOUS Plate, Screwed J Shading Screen Track K Double Pane Glass L Aluminum Hinged Handle

ACADEMIC


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// atmospherics An ephemeral shelter along the Assiniboine River inspired by the formal and experiential qualities of a gas.

The shelter represents a frozen moment of a material undergoing a physical phase transition. Based on the primitive act of stacking wood, layers of variousshaped plywood are spaced apart by steel supports. The layers bend organically to suggest views between the interior and exterior, diffusing the light. Having a constantly shifting form, the shelter produces a varied and sensuous experience, instead of making a single iconographic statement. The overall intent speaks to the elemental and temporary nature of the river, working with its surroundings to create meaning. Involvement included research, conceptual development, design development, and majority of imagery suite.

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// ATMOSPHERICS

COMPETITION

warming huts competition The Forks

2012. Winnipeg, MA, Can. Sam Ghantous & [R]ed[U]x Lab


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//variable plaza A waterfront development including public space, infrastructure reuse and a mixed-use tower.

Severed by the Gardiner Expressway from the remaining city to the North, the design understands that it must engage community level objectives along the East-West axis in order to attract local interests. To create a successful public space the design uses a heuristic model of four primary considerations: public art, comprehensive edges, relevant programming, and flexible spaces to accommodate stable and periodic events. Involvement included conceptual development, design development, and majority of imagery suite.

reStore Competition Second Place Entry

2011 Toronto, ON. Sam Ghantous; Faiyaz Khan

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COMPETITION


RESIDENTIAL TOWER PUBLIC INTERFACE

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benches

ZONES adaptive ecological

convergent

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// kinsmen How can small budget renovations add value to a space?

Primary involvement in this project sought to employ simulations in Buildling Information Modeling platforms to improve project delivery methods. Through collaborating with this software, collisions were avoided, design options were cycled, phases were designated, and the client received the first of its BIM models for the purposes of facilities management. The value for users was expanded upon with branding opportunities where informationally generated art works were used to create visual play and strengthen identity of the spaces. Responsibilities included complete design and construciton package, and design of all artwork and imagery.

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york university administration building Institutional Renovation 2012, North York, ON. ssg architecture inc.

Following images reproduced with courtesy of ssg architecture inc. Photography courtesy of Justin Arjune

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york university life sciences building facade design 2012, North York, ON. ssg architecture inc.

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// GBC AFEP III An athletics facility addition to a heritage-designated campus building.

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With a burgeoning student population concentrated into a small footprint, George Brown College has the smallest floor area to student ratio in Canada amongst all the community colleges. GBC’s current athletics facilities are seriously outdated and no longer reflect what is au courant for the College. Macroscopically, they are tucked away from the main traffic patterns of the campus; and microscopically, are equally as invisible in its appearance as a key campus component. In addition to these two factors, GBC also wanted to place an emphasis on increasing the student population’s awareness for health and fitness. Founded as The City College in 1967, GBC now have three campuses – the largest being the St. James Campus within the original Town of York, Upper Canada. The St. James Campus served the city core initially with a building complex nominally called 200 King Street East, bordered by Adelaide, Frederick, King East and George streets. It originally housed the Christie Brown and Company biscuit factory and William Coutts Company / Hallmark Canada from 1874 until 1971 (when GBC acquired these properties). It is a designated heritage structure with the City’s Heritage Preservation Services- notably the Adelaide Street facade. With the entire block built-up, GBC expanded on the 6th floor roof top and re-configured the ground level facade along Adelaide and George streets in 1977 and in-filled two atria in 1995, and eventually grew to include six other accessory buildings, roughly aligned in a north-south axis. In 2006, a comprehensive strategy called the Athletics Facilities Enhancement Plan (AFEP) was commissioned to study how to upgrade the athletics facilities, which is housed in the 1977 expansion (a plain white corrugated metal box on the 6th floor, as a roof-top addition). AFEP is funded entirely by the student population and this $3.8M plan is phased over 3 stages; the final phase in 2012 involving an extension to the 1977 expansion. AFEP calls for a complete renovation of 5,000 square meters of existing space, and the creation of additional 600 square meters of new spaces. Jeffersonian campus planning concepts were introduced to integrate the academic, the student support and the social condenser spaces. The south-east corner stairs represent the central campus axis connecting core elements which act as a nucleus for the horizontal connection (community partnerships) with the interception of the vertical spine connections (integrative programming within GBC).

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// shenzhen high tech tower tower competition professional submission

Conceived as the focal point of the development, the tower that the team designed was based on a triangular floor-plate that evolves serially in order to manipulate the facade. The result of this configuration is a forced perspective which projects the prowess of the headquarters to the viewer from all vantage points. Conceptual development, design development, and partial drawings were the primary contributions.

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2011 Shenzhen, China JET Architecture Inc. Following images reproduced with courtesy of JET Architecture inc.

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15F = 2146 m2

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// innovation place A developer-funded master plan for a growing Southern Ontario city center.

Through the growth of an institutional and research presence in the densifying city of --, this developer required a master plan study to include prescribed hotel, residential, commercial, parking, and office spaces in the main city centre. The configuration of the components took into consideration phasing of the development, the city’s identity, and the potential for surrounding development.

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// computational sketchbook The blog is a venue to track and discuss research in computational strategies in visual and formal domains.

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// [AR]chitecture app Can our mobile devices provide a lens into our urban heritage that can’t be deduced by the naked eye?

The app excavates a temporal and geographic archaeology of Toronto’s urban monuments. Its archive compiles and stores information about relavent sites as they have changed over time. Loading the app’s content into Layar, an augmented reality app, also allows for a live feed of information based on your proximity to sites. Its development was intended to accustom a first year architecture audience of a commuter student population with the architecture present in the city. Involvement included conceptualizing the app’s functionality, research on the intial suite of archived locations, and a handful of publications on mobile media and augmented reality in pedagogy and architecture.

mobile app development Research Team from Ryerson University 2010-11 Toronto, ON. Sam Ghantous; Vincent Hui; Graham McCarthy

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// paragon An innovative presentation method for the jewelry collection of a Toronto designer.

Acting as an architectural element to define space and present the collection, the table evolved a surface type for presentation purposes and leg configurations for “kit of part”-like assembly. Woudenberg’s work engages various media forms to enhance branding opportunities, as well as the application of reappropriated materials. This philosophy was embedded in the table’s design through engaging an architectural definition of space, creating a substrate for videos, jewelry, and photographs, and sourcing of industrial materials.

paragon WOUDENBERG Collection S/S ‘13 2012, Nyood Bar, Toronto, ON. Sam Ghantous

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//terra fabricata How can an exhibition room in a preserved Victorian hotel exist as an independent ecosystem?

The installation at the yearly Toronto gallery event went beyond digital craftsmanship and explored the creation of artificial, interactive environments. Greeted by a fabricated membrane that precariously bifurcates the room, visitors explored and interacted with two environments. Proximity and acoustic changes beneath the membrane corresponded to reactions by components above it, engaging light as a currency in a primitive ecosystem. Terra Fabricata uncovers the potential of digital fabrication as a procreator of immersive environments that both stimulate the senses and simulate living systems responding to its audience and context. Involvement included conceptual design, complete design and fabrication of membrane system,and partial management of the project and its installation.

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2012, Toronto, ON. Sam Ghantous and [R]ed{U]X LAB photo courtesy of Rannie Turnigan photo on page 86 courtesy of Agata Piskunowicz


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left iterative development of membrane assembly right sample assembly in plan, elevation, and perspective without fabric membrane

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above volunteer team of students assembling membrane left acrylic membrane skeleton bottom right full scale mock up to test elements above right assembly development

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left close up of membrane terrain below subterranean tension jointery system right immerssive experience of room

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m.arch applicant - michigan TCAUP portfolio 2007-2011

sam ghantous 1-48 manchester ave. , toronto, ON, canada, m6g1v3 905.599.0907. samghantous@gmail.com


Š sam ghantous, 2012

Graduate School Portfolio Application  

Admitted to the M.Arch programs at Columbia GSAPP, MIT, and UMichigan.

Graduate School Portfolio Application  

Admitted to the M.Arch programs at Columbia GSAPP, MIT, and UMichigan.

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