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N O R A G A R C H NORA GHARIB | PORTFOLIO MA STE R S OF A R C H ITE C TU R E ‘17 + iN TE R IOR D ES IGN ’14


CONTENTS 04 | 05

PROJECT SUMMARY

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RECENT WORKS

08 | 19 20 | 31 32 | 39 40 | 47

SOCIAL OSCILLATIONS HIDDEN LEVELS OF PEACE FLUIDITY AND MOVEMENT RESIDING IN THE ARTS

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COMPETITION WORKS

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GAP BETWEEN BUILDING + TIME TURQUOISE PATHS METAMORPHOSIS: CANNABIS BANK

68 | 75

OTHER WORKS

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MKT PLACE MIAMI CILLY COUCH

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RESUME


Year 3 | MASTERS THESIS Challenging the archetypal relationship between resilience and architecture, a proposal for a resiliency center as a multi-programmatic cultural icon and safe haven to stimulate social vitality in post-Sandy New York. The project focuses on social resilience acting as a node of entertainment, social interaction, and culture in the city, harboring social communication and exchange through building program, public mixing chambers, and urban connections.

Masters of Arch, YEAR 1 A space for relaxation and contemplation through the interaction of water. The space is located underground with a direct connection to the historic bath site as well as the ocean. The program is different spaces to reach the same goal. The location is a remote and self contained enclosures so that guests can forget about the real world and clear their minds.

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SOCIAL OSCILLATIONS

THE HIDDEN LEVELS OF PEACE

THE FLUIDITY & MOVEMENT Masters of Arch, YEAR 2 Fusing architecture with landscape to create architecture that unfolds for visitors. The design engages the existing riverbank, transforming the entire site into the precinct of the visitor's experience. The innovative merging of landscape, architecture and cultural history is executed through close integration of the river, coffee process and idea of time. To achieve a dynamic and supportive relationship between history and architecture.

RESIDING IN THE ARTS Masters of Arch, YEAR 2 Wynwood art district is home to the annual Art Basel and many wall paintings. The residential building aims to provide afforadable living while capturing the vibrant color of the neighborhood movement. Bringing the community in. Coexistence - a concept in the design to combine generations, cultures, and classes. interchangeable space to allow fun and interactive activities. Making the building approachable Being able to see into the shopfront is critical to the pedestrian experience.


Competition ‘16 Sitting within Downtown Miami's busiest street, the Dade Commonwealth Building has historically been standing tall since 1925. The design proposes to combine the history of then & now creating the concept of a gap in time. The building provides retail, public spaces, working spaces, and residential units. Elements of Miami are integrated as "the forest" in a public garden and "the beach" referencing Florida's famous Everglades and many beaches.

Competition ‘15 A pavilion set within Piazza del Campidoglio to unite visitors. Inside the pavilion, the transparent and colorful acrylic plates allow for an unusual perspective of the surrounding square. Change your perception: People view the world around them differently, this can add color to their personal stories. Through the pavilion, visitors become silhouettes, bluring the line between race, religion, sexual orientation, social status. At the core, we are all human and equal.

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TURQUOISE PATHS

METAMORPHOSIS Competition ‘16 In the spirit of natural medical living, the program was developed to provide spaces that would connect the mind, body, soul, and medical marajuana. The building will host a variety of spaces that encourage spiritual grounding within the urban context. At times the city can be hectic, overwhelming, and spiritually daunting. Combining leisure, nutrition, healthm and education under one roof: a more effective way of reducing health issues than a prescription of Prozac.

MKT PLACE MIAMI Local Project ‘17 MKTplace at Goombay Plaza is a community-driven food market and public space. The non-profit project provides resources and support to entrepreneurs, creatives and civic leaders in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. A perfect place for neighbors, friends and visitors to connect, meet and mingle over food and drink. MKTplace creates a relaxed and inviting gathering place with a distinctive Grove-Caribbean flair, infused with art, music and special events.


RECENT PROJECTS 08 | 19 20 | 31 32 | 39 40 | 47

SOCIAL OSCILLATIONS HIDDEN LEVELS OF PEACE FLUIDITY AND MOVEMENT RESIDING IN THE ARTS


SOCIAL OSCILLATIONS: THESIS LOCATION

NEW YORK, NY

DATE

JAN 2017 (4 MONTHS)

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB

INSTRUCTOR JACOB BRILLHART

OVERVIEW Define urban edges of Miami River in residential density Create multilevel activities towards waterfront by shifting buildings Redefine the water edge by ad-hoc ecological shoreline

PROJECT INDEX Site area: 47,560 sqft Gross floor area: 171,000 sqft (above ground) Transit area: 142,686 sqft (below ground) Greening rate: 30%


Extreme stress such as during natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy took a toll on buildings, causing New York City to focus on rebuilding and recovering. This project focuses on a solution to create a resilient building while uniting the people of New York despite social, economical, religious or political difference within an identifiable place in the urban setting. The goal is to create a place of safety and comfort thoug h design strategies investigating where users gather and why.


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Selected site: Upper Manhattan @ St. Nicholas Ave & W 125th The site’s proximity to public transportation, the 125th subway connects to the A,C & B,D lines and is within walking distance to the 2,3 train. Upper Manhattan is in need of public buildings, such as libraries or museums. A public city center will benefit the local inhabitants.


[background] Extreme situations of climate change and catastrophes within cities highlights the need for resilient design. Thesis Studio gave students three city options: New York, New Orleans, and Miami. The ability to face the consequences of climate change and sea-level rise is needed in city infrastructure and architecture. In small scale, elements of architecture can give the city a building with the ability to endure extreme situations. In large scale, architecture has the ability to embody a world within the world. Nestled in the middle of the bustling city, the thesis creates a world users can escape to.

Figure 01 Connection to surrounding historic site

Figure 02 Total sf site: 105,840

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MIXING CHAMBERS

EXTENSION OF PUBLIC REALM

PROGRAM MIXTURE

Connection between programmatic spaces and transit.

The proposal offers a public plaza that will serve to benefit not only building users, but it will also act to entice others in the city, whether to interact, learn, sit or walk through. The public space resides on the west side of the building, while the elevated parkwill serve to attract the northern side of the sidewalk. These green spaces serve as a buffer between the building and the street.

The proposal offers a public plaza that will serve to benefit not only building users, but it will also act to entice others in the city, whether to interact, learn, sit or walk through. The public space resides on the west side of the building, while the elevated parkwill serve to attract the northern side of the sidewalk. These green spaces serve as a buffer between the building and the street.

the city, whether to interact, learn, sit or walk through. The public space resides on the west side of the building, while the elevated parkwill serve to attract the northern side of the sidewalk. These green spaces serve as a buffer between the building and the street.


[abstract] Challenging the archetypal relationship between resilience and architecture, a proposal for a resiliency center as a multi-programmatic cultural icon and safe haven to stimulate social vitality in post-Sandy New York. The project focuses on social resilience acting as a node of entertainment, social interaction, and culture in the city, harboring social communication and exchange through building program, public mixing chambers, and urban connections. Recreating the street in a vertical way, three urban conditions are established in the site and within the building: the public plaza, public park, and underground transit. The stacked project shifts as a reaction to the program, allowing it to perform in a multi-scalar way, creating opportunities for social interactions and exchange in-between spaces and terraces.


HIDDEN LEVELS OF PEACE: SUTRO’S BATHS LOCATION

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

DATE

JUN 2015 (2 MONTHS)

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB + CLAUDIA AGUADO

INSTRUCTOR DENNIS HECTOR

OVERVIEW Create space of relaxation and contemplation. Connection to historic bath site history and ocean. Project program includes different spaces of inner peace. Attempt to engage visitors with architecture.


THIS IS SUTRO’S BATHS This research examines MEDATIVE ARCHITECTURE. rchitecture has a dee relationshi with meditation s irited attem t to engage visitors with the idea that architecture is trul an all embracing art: even cinematic and ur oselessl theatrical erha s, though having won its audience s interest, it could guide those hungr to ex erience more to buildings and s aces around the world where sensor ex eriences can be ex uisite, and even overwhelming s ace for relaxation and contem lation through the interaction of water The s ace is located underground with a direct connection to the historic bath site as well as the ocean The rogram is different s aces to reach the same goal The location is a remote and self contained enclosures so that guests can forget about the real world and clear their minds The use of light in different amounts controls the ambience of the s ace ight uses a hierarchical conce t, the higher the guest goes the more light that floods the room The goal of the light is to touch the soul and finding a POETIC CONNECTION between man and the s ace ight controls the different ex erience of the s aces


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NATURAL MORPHOLOGY

In the very west side of San Francisco- the end of the world- a submerging natatorium suggests the new version of Sutro Baths. Sited in an inland that merges sea, land and sky, a complex of pavilions is organized along an existing edge, blurred by changes of nature. The main pool that holds the sea water in the site and creates a new landscape with paths, islands and polls that dynamically change depending on the tides.

A series of sensory spaces are natural to the site; both light and water guide the visitor’s experience. Water leaves its mark over time as the tides take over the bay creating new ecologies. Daylight highlights the dramatic location of the landscape. This continuous game of juxtapositions and blurred distinctions in multiple scales of natural characteristics which carries the history expresses its time of being and anticipates for the future.


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REORGANIZATION OF THE UNDERGROUND LIGHTING

EXPLORATION OF MEDITATIVE ARCHITECTURE

The use of light in different amounts controls the ambience of the space. Light uses a hierarchical concept, the higher the guest goes the more light that floods the room. The goal of the light is to touch the soul and finding a poetic connection between man and the space. Light controls the different experience of the spaces.

The evocativeness comes from a sublime coexistence of cliff, ruin and ocean – each a potential site for discovery of the human self and for an evocative architecture to house this discovery. A spirited attempt to engage visitors with the idea that architecture is truly an all-embracing art: even cinematic and purposelessly theatrical.


FLUIR RIVERSIDE: COFFEE ROASTERY LOCATION

MIAMI, FL

DATE

SEPT 2015 (3 MONTHS)

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB + JIE SU

INSTRUCTOR ARMANDO MONTERO

OVERVIEW Define urban edges of Miami River in residential density Create multilevel activities towards waterfront by shifting buildings Redefine the water edge by ad-hoc ecological shoreline

PROJECT INDEX Site area: 18,840 sqft Gross floor area: 29,260 sqft Greening rate: 30%


SITE MAP Connecting the Miami River to the surrounding neighborhood requires visual and physical access. The river erodes the landscape and site, creating a direct connection between water and land, leaving the buildings floating on top. Moving through the space, users will experience a flow between light, space, and landscape, with views between levels and the in/outside.

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MIAMI RIVER HISTORY It tells the story of Miami's river history, international culture, and Miami inhabitants into an experiential riverwalk, foretelling a story of renewed coffee economy, environmental sensitivity, and historic importance. The building's multiple cultural programs and activities, together provide one common stage - a mixture of ethos, knowledge, social art, living and food.


THE RIVER TRILOGY The three-phase development is proposed for revitalization of the site. Based on the shifting grid typology, the core is first “eroded” to create open views of the Miami River. The presence of the program is divided into four main parts: storage, inn, cafee, and restaurant. This supports on-site and off-site development and utilization of local resources and river transport. The second phase focuses on each programmatic space; seperated into public and private designed for social “mixture”. The final phase is self-sustained live-work community. An urban connection promoting interstitial spaces to connect surrounding housing, industries, schools into a central core along the river.


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RESIDING IN THE ARTS: WYNWOOD LOCATION

WYNWOOD, MIAMI, FL

DATE

JAN 2016 (4 MONTHS)

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB + JAY SU

OVERVIEW Six seperate entities within the plaza. Connect site to passers/visitors. Promote equality and self-reflection.

PROJECT INDEX Site area: 15,350 sqft Gross floor area: 960,000 sqft Avg floor area: 16,210 sqft


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Welcoming In the Neighborhood Wynwood art district is home to the annual Art Basel and many wall paintings. The residential building aims to provide afforadable living while capturing the vibrant color of the neighborhood movement. Bringing the community in. Coexistence - a concept in the design to combine generations, cultures, and classes. interchangeable space to allow fun and interactive activities. Making the building approachable - Being able to see into the shopfront is critical to the pedestrian experience.


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Coexistence - a concept in the design to combine generations, cultures, and classes, while integrating the surrounding context. The retail public level, where locals can walk through, becomes a part of the pedestrian walkway. It is a public interchangeable space to allow fun and interactive activities. Making the building approachable - Being able to see into the shopfront is critical to the pedestrian experience.


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DADE COMMONWEALTH BUILDING: RECONNECTING HISTORY BLUE PRISM METAMORPHOSIS: CANNABIS BANK


DADE COMMONWEALTH BUILDING: RECONNECTING TO HISTORY LOCATION

MIAMI, FL

DATE

MAY 2016 (1 WEEK)

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB + JIE SU

INSTRUCTOR MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

OVERVIEW In partnership with Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), this one week design competition focused on 6 teams, each redesigning a different site locations in Downtown Miami into livable community design and historic

PROJECT INDEX Site area: 6,440 sqft Gross floor area: 103,040 sqft (interior) 109,480 sqft (with roof deck) Program: Mixed-Use


ORIGINAL BUILDING

HURRICANE HISTORY

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The e er iser uilding is a historic S building This is an iconic building that, once u on a time, was the tallest building in owntown iami hen it was develo ed in 1 25, was the tallest at 1 stories

istoricall the building stood tall but it was severel damaged in the 1 2 iami hurricane, and instead of restoring it, the owners at the time cut the building s height to seven stories

Combining the old with the new The ro osal design is to leave a ga between the existing and celebrate the new uilding section rovides retail on the street level, ublic s aces in between the office and residential tower a ool dec beach on the roofto


BEFORE + AFTER The vision for the building developed around the three concepts: connect, live, and collaborate. Different elements that make up Miami are combined to create the building programmatic spaces. The everglades, office spaces, residential buildings and beaches - all make up Miami.

RESIDENTIAL + HOSTEL

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GAP IN TIME Sitting within Downtown Miami's busiest street, the Dade Commonwealth Building has historically been standing tall since 1925. The design proposes to combine the history of then & now creating the concept of a gap in time. The building provides retail, public spaces, working spaces, and residential units. Elements of Miami are integrated as "the forest" in a public garden and "the beach" as a rooftop pool, referencing Florida's famous Everglades and many beaches.


TURQUOISE PATHS: CONNECTING PERSPECTIVES LOCATION

ROME, ITALY

DATE

SEPT 2014 (1 MONTH)

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB

OVERVIEW Six seperate entities within the plaza. Connect site to passers/visitors. Promote equality and self-reflection.

PROJECT INDEX Location: Piazza del Campidoglio Temporary Installation


ALIGNMENT

EQUALITY VIEWS

The pavilion is split into six seperate entities; their outlines follow the site’s central plaza.

Transforming an abstract idea as tolerance into a physical object. The idea of equality is [un]seen, meaning from the outside, visitors of the pavilion are seen as sillouhettes. No sexual orientation, race, religion = no prejudice

CONTACT WITH PAVILION

OUTER SIMPLICITY : INNER COMPLEXITY

Whichever way you enter the square, you are bound to pass by the pavilion.

Inside the pavilion creates a new perspective of the surrounding plaza. The world becomes colorful and gives a new angle to the outside world.


New Perspective Inside the pavilion, the transparent and colorful acrylic plates allow for an unusual perspective of the surrounding square. Change your perception: People view the world around them differently, this can add color to their personal stories. Through the pavilion, visitors become silhouettes, bluring the line between race, religion, sexual orientation, social status. At the core, we are all human and equal.


METAMORPHOSIS: CANNABIS BANK LOCATION

MIAMI, FL

DATE

AUG 2015 (1 MONTH)

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB + ANDREW RICHLER + NIKA MIRRAFIE

OVERVIEW Define urban edges of Miami River in residential density Create multilevel activities towards waterfront by shifting buildings Redefine the water edge by ad-hoc ecological shoreline

PROJECT INDEX Site area: 62,500 sqft Gross floor area: 41,255 sqft (interior) Program: Educational, Medical, Retail


CONCEPT The body is the physical aspect of the human being. The body expresses itself in the language of matter, atoms, particles, and molecules. The mind is the mental/emotional aspect of the human being. The mind processes thoughts and ideas as well as feelings and emotions. The mind is consciousness, memory, and imagination.The soul is a non-physical aspect of the human being. It is our personal and individuated expression of the divine or spirit. The soul is eternal and communicates in the language of creative expression such as music, art, and poetry. The mind, body, soul are the aspects that collectively define our species and when combined together connect humans to a spiritual connection between us and nature. The natural plant, Cannabis and medicine have long walked hand in hand with humans and spiritual healing, an idea that has been forgotten in modern medicine.


The ro osal is an inter retation of the local Florida olitics surrounding Cannabis use, combined with architectural language to communicate a clear conce t that is both iconic and versatile The ro osal is strategicall sited in the nwood art district, s mbolicall re resenting both the dichotom of ublic erce tion surrounding medicinal and recreational Cannabis use


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[First Floor Plan] Combining multiple programmatic spaces - feeding the visitor’s body, mind, and spirit. The building encourages inward contemplation and outward engagement with the community and society at large. Once funneled through the “mind” educational gallery space, occupants spill into the dramatic atrium space, the “body”, which is a container for all of the building’s main circulation and medical facilities.

[Second Floor Plan] Quality and color of the natural light, which through the glass facade, are important to how the building is perceived on the interior. On the second floor, the gallery space leads to a seating area with window views of the grow house. The grow house is an important aspect to learning about cannabis, the room is only accessible through the employee entrance. Aside from small chatter, the space is serenely quiet.

[Underground Floor Plan] The holistic sense of the building means that visitors can access social spaces, outdoor spaces and intimate spaces. As visitors wind up to the lower subterranean floor, a place for privacy and intimate meditation. This level contains the cannabis dispensary, the café leads to a stairway into the dispensary – an artistic industrial style space, where visitors can purchase their medical marijuana.


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MRKT PLACE MIAMI THE CILLY COUCH


MKT MIAMI: COCONUT GROVE MARKET LOCATION

MIAMI, FL

DATE

AUG 2016 (1 YEAR)

DESIGNERS NORA GHARIB + JIE SU TEAM LEADER ARMANDO MONTERO

OVERVIEW Led by the University of Miami School of Architecture, with funding from the Knight Foundation, MKTplace at Goombay Plaza is a community-driven food market and public space. The non-profit project provides resources and support to entrepreneurs, creatives and civic leaders in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. MKTplace at Goombay Plaza creates a relaxed and inviting gathering place with a distinctive Grove-Caribbean flair, infused with art, music and special events. A perfect place for neighbors, friends and visitors to connect, meet and mingle over food and drink.


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Currently in its introductory phase, MKTplace at Goombay Plaza will soon transition into its final phase of operations, introducing shipping containers to the public space. After the first phase of MKTplace, which has provided local culinary vendors with a strong platform for entrepreneurship, Goombay Plaza will blossom into it’s final form and house five modified shipping container eateries for local and outside vendors to call home.


FURNITURE: THE CILLY COUCH LOCATION

NEW YORK, NY

DATE

DECEMBER 2012

DESIGNERS

NORA GHARIB

OVERVIEW The Cilly Couch is a playful approach to everyday seating. Its use of the primary colors and modular puzzle design enable an engaging experience to the user. It has a timeless and playful feel to it. Part of the Educate Tomorrow Foundation Charity auction in New York, the couch was designed for children. The Cilly Couch raised $350.


RESUME EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE University of Miami Class of 2017 GPA: 3.9

Snohetta New York, NY Research Intern Winter 2017

Auto Desk Revit AutoCAD EcoTect

Digital Fabrication Lab Coral Gables, FL Fabrication Specialist October 2014 - March 2017

3d Modeling Rhino Sketch-Up Solid Works

BACHELORS OF INTERIOR DESIGN New Jersey Institute of Technology Class of 2017 Suma Cum Laude GPA: 3.65

Italkraft Interiors Miami, FL Interior Designer September 2014 - June 2015 Snohetta Miami, FL Intern Designer August 2013 - August 2014 Mzech Architects Cairo, Egypt Intern Designer Summer 2013

Adobe Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Languages English Spanish Arabic


AWARDS + RECOGNITION

EXTRACURRICULAR

Awards

Third Place Project Miami, FL Designer August 2016 - June 2017

Senior Designer of Distinction student designer excellence, Masters of Architecture 2017 Year End Show Competition Winner design exhibited at NeoCON show, 2014 Senior Designer of Distinction student designer excellence, Interior Design 2014 IDEC - Interior Design Educational Council awarded Eastern region competition winner Recognition Guiseppe Terragni 3D models displayed for exhibit ASID-NJ work exhibited representing university at trade show, 2014

Teaching Assistant Graduate Comprehensive Studio University of Miami, Fall 2016 AIAS Member, Fall 2014 - current Miami-Dade Animal Shelter Volunteer, Fall 2017 ASID Member, Fall 2013 - Spring 2016


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