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SIRENE ABIAD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ACADEMIC PROJECTS 2017 - 2018 1. Suturing Urban Landuse / Urban Design 2017

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2. Sinking View / Planting Design 2017

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3. The Right to Collectivity / Design Charrette 2018

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COMPETITIONS 4. AUB Off-Campus Smoking Area Competition 2017

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5. Recycled Glass Tile / Recycle Beirut Tile Competition 2017

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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ARTWORKS

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1. SUTURING URBAN FABRIC

Residential land use

This project takes place in Sodeco, Achrafieh in Beirut and intends to respond to the needs of different land uses found on site. Each one is represented by a certain planting typology which aims to connect the site by creating a more visual and physical circulation for the residents and the users. The residential typology was linked using lined trees and groundcovers in order to define the pathway for the residents and recreate the mood of old Beirut house gardens. The services were connected by planters and benches in order to add to the seating areas and finally the institutional land use was emphasized by bolder trees in the median. On the other side of the site, these land uses were represented in a combination of all the above to create a community park for the buildings around.

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Services land use

Institutional land use


Urban Design 2017

Master Plan

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1. SUTURING URBAN FABRIC

Sections

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Urban Design 2017

Planting Palette

Site Perspective

Technical Plan

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2. SINKING VIEW

Planting Concept

This virtual project consists of a private garden that is located on a hill and is gradually stepping down to embrace the view of the sea. As the landscape descends, the plants delineating the meandering pathway gradually increase in height and go from coarse to fine in texture. The space begins as open and transparent with low evergreen plants and slowly shifts to high perennials, creating the mood of enclosure. Seasonality plays an important role in the shaping of the atmosphere in different areas in this garden and different viewpoints in each corner.

Site Perspectives

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Planting Design 2017

Planting Plan

Seasonality Diagram

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3. THE RIGHT TO COLLECTIVITY

Activities in the neighboring areas

Conceptual Plan This design charrette tackles the social aspects of the Manara area, Ras Beirut . The solution focuses on the different coexisting socioeconomic classes, genders, age groups, and other social aspects of the residents surrounding. It also considers visitors, as it is a site located on the corniche of the capital, attracting a large population. The applied solution was a public plaza that has three main functions: a shaded gathering area with a bus stop, a scattered seating area for less contact, and an open area in the center, whose functions are to be determined by the users and their diversity, depending on the time of the day and week. This public plaza is a place for everyone, and can be used as a platform for political and social expressions as well as everyday activities. Conceptual Plan

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Urban Design Charrette 2018

General Views

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4. AUB OFF-CAMPUS SMOKING AREA

General views This project was made for the AUB Off-Campus Smoking Area Competition promoting a smoke-free campus in the American University of Beirut, starting January 2018. The purpose was to design four out of six smoking areas next to the main gates of the campus. The solution consisted of overhead planes made from upcycled PVC pipes and steel columns. It acts as a shed protecting from environmental conditions as well as collects water and solar energy for campus usage.

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Exploded Axonometric


Competition Second Place Winning Group 2017

Plans and Sections

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5. RECYCLED GLASS TILE With Vegetation

With Lighting

Outdoor Tile Uses

Colors of Glass Available

Section Through the Tile

This project was created for the Recycle Beirut Tile Design Competition which required a tile made of at least 40 % recycled bottled glass and construction debris . The design was inspired by the arabesque patterns, frequently found in old Lebanese houses. The patterns formed by these tiles can vary, depending on the use of the product, be it for walls, floorings, indoors or even outdoors paving. Many colors of broken glass can be used in order to create these colored tiles .

Basic Outline

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Tile Design Competition 2017

Process of the Making

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Pattern 1

Pattern 3

Patterns for Outdoor and Indoor Tile Carpets

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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ARTWORKS

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