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2011 - 2015 A compilation of selected works

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Professional Statement

I have developed an intense passion for architectural design over the years of my studies. My academic world has helped me understand architecture not just as ‘the abstract’ or ‘the actual,’ but paradoxically as both. It is the nature of architecture that connects the abstract with the actual.

I have viewed architecture as an endless thrill of imagination, exploration, creation; as an ability to perceive the imagined, transformed into the definite. Now as I enter the experiential world of architecture, I look forward to take up the creative spirit and challenges in the design environment. The creativity quotient inspires me to grow and expand my imagination, exploration & execution skills.

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I believe in architecture that connects people, one that enhances community growth. I’ve realized how influential the world of architecture is, and as a d e s i g n e r, I m u s t s t e p o u t i n t o t h e e x p e r i e n c e t o s e t an example of architecture through my perspective. Architecture brings me into the fine space between f a n t a s y a n d r e a l i t y, a n d I s t r i v e t o b l u r t h e e d g e s between the two.


Concept sketches

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dubai community centre developing a cultural community service

01 project location: Al Shabiya - Satwa project area: 1,800 sq.m

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hi s proj ect was devel oped i n need of a com m uni ty s ervi ce for the cul tural nei ghborhood i n the S habi ya A l -D i fa area of Dubai. Although an academic work, the project was done i n col l aborati on wi th Tas m ena. The des i gn phas es were s upervi s ed and cri ti qued by the profes s ors and Tas m ena des i gn profes s i onal s , provi ng to be an am azi ng l ear ni ng ex peri ence. The bri ef requi red m e to devel op bas i c functi ons - i ncl udi ng an ex hi bi ti on area, com m uni ty hal l , cafeteri a, m edi cal room s , works hops for gender-bas ed acti vi ti es , gym nas i um , and outdoor pi tch.

Design Concept The i ntent was pri m ari l y to m ai ntai n the cul tural es s ence of the nei ghborhood, and i ntroduce a m oder n as pect that s haped D ubai over the years . A s the faci l i ty wi l l not onl y be us ed by the nei ghborhood, but al s o other publ i c and touri s ts who s hare s i m i l ar i nteres ts . A nd to repres ent thi s i dea of i ntegrati on, the concept devel oped to be a fus i on of the A rabi c (ver nacul ar) and the Moder n (geom etri c) fabri c of archi tecture borrowed from di fferent areas of the ci ty.

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01 Cafeteria & Majlis 02 Workshops & Gymnasium 03 Courtyard between Workshops 04 Entrance Tower 05 Medical Rooms & Gallery

Building mass

Exhibition Hall plan (extract)

Workshop

Workshop Exhibition Hall Medical

Longitudinal section

Rooms

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Entrance Courtyard

Community Hall

Gymnasium


Functional Components The foc a l fe ature of the centre i s the Exhibition Hall located right adjacent to the Entrance Courtyard and above the Medical R ooms. The hal l s erves to prom ote l ocal c ult ure t hrough art di s pl ays , tradi ti onal souv e nir s, a nd l ocal food s tal l s . The e xhibit ion is no t confi ned to the i ns i de, but t he func t ions al s o fl ow out i nto the open a re a s ( be low ) and adj acent courtyards . The ot he r fe ature i s the Com m uni ty Hal l t o host e v e nt s or gatheri ngs . A ddi ng fl ex i -

-bi l i ty to accom m odate l arge groups of peopl e, the hal l ’s fol di ng wal l opens up to the adj acent open area, before the pi tch. There are s everal , di fferent s i zed courtyards deri ved from the us e i n traditional architecture, with a few atrium to repres ent the m i x of the two devel opm ent eras . A nd that was the chal l enge throughout, to i ntegrate both, the A rabi c & Moder n, through a s m ooth trans i ti on, of form & functi ons , i nto a uni fi ed and coherent des i gn. One that bl ends i n for the nei ghborhood yet appeal s to the others .

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Process sketches

2011 .

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Ground floor plan

First floor plan


townhouse unit detailing a residential unit

02 project location: Jumeirah 01

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he proj ect was an i ntroducti on to cons tructi on docum entati on for a s i ngl e uni t townhous e. A ddi ti onal l y, the proj ect was to be propos ed as part of a res earch on a cel ebri ty’s preference and des i gned accordi ngl y. The uni t cons i s ts of a l i vi ng/ di ni ng area, an open ki tchen, a bedroom (wi th wal k-i n cl os et) and an entertai nm ent area.

Design Idea A s per the res earch, the preferences i ndi cated to a very s i m pl e, m oder n-m i n i m al i s t des i gn approach. D rawi ngs i nfl uences from Tadao A ndo’s and Mi es van der Rohe’s works com bi ned, the i dea was a choi ce of a ‘ fl at s ol i d’ or a ‘ tex tured s ol i d, ’ on the front and rear el evati ons . The upper fl oor i s a canti l ever over the pati o bel ow, al l owi ng for a greater area for the bedroom wi th bal cony and provi di ng overhead s hade for the pati o. The l arge fram e-l es s gl azi ngs al l ow dayl i ght to eas i l y reach i nto the other end caus e of an open pl an l i vi ng-di ni ng-ki tchen.

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Cross section & details

2011 .

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The Form The rear end has two frame-less glass panels that bring in a good amount of south daylight, an added benefit of north-south orientation. The facade is finished with clean concrete texture, and the glass marked by b l u e l a y e r e d c o n c r e t e ( a s p e r t h e c e l e b r i t y ’s love for blue) contrasting against the subtle one. The celebrity preferred a very clean geometric form that opened up to Jumeirah road, with stunning views toward the beach.

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Prior to working on the form & function integration, I had a few quick looks at certain case-study examples, like the Alexander Dawson School in the US, with similar conceptual ideas of a bold entrance feature to symbolize the idea of ‘welcoming,’ and the idea of s o l i d v s c l e a r.

2011 . 2012 .

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aston primary academy functional design of an educational facility

03 project location: Al Wasl Road, Satwa project area: 3,000 sq.m

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y the thi rd year i nto m y archi tectural s tudy, the com pl ex i ty of the proj ects were gradual l y i ncreas i ng. Though i ts al ways great to take up on a new chal l enge wi th every proj ect as i t trul y tes ts the s ki l l s and abi l i ti es and offers a chance for growth. D es i gni ng an educati onal faci l i ty wi th regards to the functi onal , aes theti c, and envi ronm ental as pects was an am azi ng l ear ni ng s tep i nto m ore com pl ex proj ects .

Design Concept The i dea for s pace pl anni ng and des i gn was to be kept s i m pl e, not com pl i cati ng the young chi l dren’s m i nds when us i ng the faci l i ty. For a s chool to s erve as pl ace of l ear ni ng and nurturi ng, there needs to be a s ens e of wel com i ng s o that s tudents feel i ns pi red at the s tart of the day. The i dea of wel com i ng them i nto a network i s where the concept takes off i nto an archi tectural trans l ati on as “a des i gn that i nvi tes us ers i nto a network of s i m pl e geom etry. ” By geom etry, I refer to the form and s pace that creates everythi ng.

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Site plan

Site layout sketches

Site & Functional Components Th e s it e is a c c e sse d b y t h e s t re e t t h a t r u n s a l o n g i t s p e r i p h e r y. T h e d rop - off/ p ic k -u p i s a t t h e ma i n en t r an ce a n d a l s o l e a d s t o s t a ff a n d vis it or p ar k i n g . To t h e we s t si d e i s t h e a c c e s s a n d p a r k i n g f o r sc h o o l s buses and a secondary entrance. Th ere are a t o t a l o f 1 2 c l a s sro o m s (grades 1-6), art studios, computer labs, s c ie n c e la b s , a l i b r a r y, a m u l t i -p u r p o s e h all, c a fe te r i a , st u d e n t s’ p l a y a re a s an d s t a ff & a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o ff i c e s.

Section A-A Section C-C

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Floor plan


Side 01 elevation

Side 02 elevation

Front elevation

Rear elevation

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01 Infant’s Play Area 02 Main Entrance & Reception 03 Corridor

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Process sketches

The Form

The Materials

The design incorporates a simple, geometric form to complement its functions. The rigidly defined spaces outline the form with other hierarchal spaces popping in & out as clusters to c r e a t e d e p t h o n t h e b u i l d i n g ’s e l e v a t i o n s .

The design involves a dominant use of smooth finished concrete, in subtle white color to match the hot climatic condition here. The colors blue, red, grey and black seem to add a contrast to white and also represent the theme for this British school.

The compact form allows for a courtyard s p a c e t h a t s u s e d a s i n f a n t ’s p l a y a r e a , and other outdoor play area and sports pitch that seems to slice in the centre from the west side elevation.

The entrances and exit blocks are layered w i t h c o r r u g a t e d s h e e t m e t a l i n b l u e , re d a n d grey colors (at different areas) bringing out contrast and adding variety to the choice of materials.

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M a s t e r- p l a n C o n c e p t The Arts, represented through t h e 3 e l e m e n t s o f n a t u r e – A i r, L a n d , Wa t e r. Art is about experiences felt everyday; so are the elements of nature. The 3 elements f o r m a s e n s e o f u n i t y. S i n c e the diverse range of human activities define Art, this can express an aesthetic variety offered to people in a creative lifestyle. When nature is involved in any design concept, it doesn’t mean employing free-flowing, organic elements is a must. Art is abstract – so to complement this, the elements of nature would follow the similar simple idea of abstraction and clear g e o m e t r y. By narrowing down abstract nature to Arts, we kind of move away from the conventional idea of expressing it through opposites (organic vs geometric). T h e A r t s D i s t r i c t m a s t e r- p l a n

2011 . 2012 .

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the performing arts centre institutional design - master-plan development

04 project location: Downtown Dubai project area: 8,000 sq.m

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he A rts D i s tri ct proj ect ai m ed to enhance our team work abi l i ti es and co-ordi nati on of i deas that are brought together by di fferent s ets of m i nds . A n i ns ti tuti onal des i gn proj ect where we were requi red to m as ter-pl an and des i gn (concept) a l i brary, a m us eum and a perform i ng arts centre, i nto a perfect contex tual s etti ng i n D owntown D ubai .

The Arts District Components Located wi thi n the D owntown, acros s the Burj Khalifa, the Arts District benefits from stunning vi ews , a boardwal k that runs al ong the edge and the m ai n boul evard s treet. The Central P l aza, encom pas s ed by the 3 bui l di ngs , i s an outdoor area that bri ngs the functi ons out i n connecti on wi th the l ake and i ts s urroundi ngs and s erves as an addi ti onal perform ance area at s peci al events . Faci ng the pl aza, al ong the edges of the 3 bui l di ngs , i s the Ri ng of Res taurants that s eem to bi nd together the 3 bui l di ngs through a com m on functi on. The s i te offers on-grade parki ng and drop-off/ pi ck-up wi th an addi ti onal bas em ent parki ng.

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Process sketches

Outdoor Water Feature

Design Concept

Indoor Reflecting Pool

I s e le c te d ‘ Wa t e r ’ t o re p re se n t t h e P e r for ming Ar t s Ce nt re , pr ima r ily for it s n otion of m ove me n t a n d f l u i d i t y a s re f e re nc e t o t he mot ion of a r t s. I n a ddit ion, to t h e t r an s p a re n c y t o sy mb o l i z e t h e c le a r inside - out c onne c t ion w it h t he p la z a an d b ou l e v a rd . T h e PA C st re n g t h e ns t he ide a fur t he r by br inging in t he a d ja c e n t lak e f e a t u re i n t o t h e b u i l d i n g , a lt hough it s a se pa r a t e d w a t e r body, it c on n e c ts vis u a l l y a n d se r v e s a s a f o c a l fe a t ure w it hin t he Low e r G round le v e l.

Lower Ground Floor Plan

Conceptual model

2011 . 2012 .

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Arriva l & E x i t Foy er R e c e p tion & T i ck et i ng Se c ond a ry H al l B a c ksta ge & R ehears al A rea Stora ge Atrium Perf ormance A rea Ad ministrat i v e Off i ces Ad ministrat i v e Lounge Se rvic e s & D el i v eri es B ay Pla za R e st aurant s


Section

Ground Floor Plan 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Arriva l & Exit Foye r Re c e p tion & T ic ke ting Te rra c e Workshop s & Lounge Re he a rsa l Are a Dre ssing Are a s Ca fe Loa d ing & De live rie s B a y

First Floor Plan 19 20 21 22 23

Foy er M ai n P erf ormance H al l Orches t ra P i t M ai n S t age B ack s t age

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Exterior Lighting The perforated concrete panels radiate different colored lights from fixtures behind its shell. The adjacent water feature then serves as an active canvas when the building, at night-time, reflects its colorful elevation onto the wavy surface o f t h e w a t e r.

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Secondary Hall The Secondary Hall has a seating capacity of about 170 people, to be used as an extended performing space apart from the Main Performance Hall. The walls are finished with laminated wood planks with lighting embedded behind. The front seating and stage area are illuminated with lighting color similar to the one on th exterior elevation - to indicate the inside-out integration.

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Ground floor plan

First floor plan

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Section A-A

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E nt rance Li v i ng & D i ni ng A rea K i t chen Laundry or S t ore P owder R oom P at i o

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S eat i ng A rea M as t er B edroom S t orage B edroom 2 B al cony


residential townhouses minimal, urban dwelling units

05 project location: Umm Suqeim 03

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nother hous i ng devel opm ent proj ect, now wi th s everal uni ts to be des i gned. The proj ect i s propos ed to be l ocated i n part of Jum ei rah, acros s the Madi nat Jum ei rah S ouk. The i ntent i s to com pl em ent the hi gh-end l i vi ng devel opi ng i n that area.

Design Idea P l ayi ng wi th s i m pl e geom etri c s tructures i s s om ethi ng I real l y enj oy. A very s i m pl e l ooki ng form tends to s tand-out from i ts nei ghbori ng s tructures and adds vari ety to the s i te contex t. I wanted to avoi d the typi cal des i gn of repeti ti ve townhous e uni ts arranged i n a l i ne, yet avoi d the hi gh cos ts of des i gni ng and cons tructi ng i ndi vi dual uni ts . Creati ng a s trong contras t wi th the cl ean whi te facade, and m ai ntai ni ng the s ens e of i denti ty for each uni t, res ul ted i n a pl ay of col ors that bri ng harm ony for the vi ewers as they pas s by the road. A very pl ane and s ol i d s urface was ai m ed to create a bol d s tatem ent am ong the col orful nei ghborhood.

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Elevation study sketches

Rear elevation

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Interior Space The s i m pl e, cl ean ex teri or des i gn fl ows i nto the i nteri ors as wel l , wi th the s am e s hade of concrete m aki ng up the s ubtl e ground fl oor. The col ored gl azi ng i n each uni t bl eeds i ts own col ored l i ght when the s un s hi nes from the other s i de.

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City Roads Layout

The main road network in Dubai is linear and slight organic, centralizing to m a i n z o n e s w i t h g r i d - t o - c l u s t e re d l a y o u t . Routes meet at different points, or nodes t o e m p h a s i z e a f u n c t i o n o r a re a o f a c t i v i t y.

The stretch of SZR

Landscaped portion

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As we head outwards into the sub-urban areas, these major roads merge into routes like the E11, E311, E44, E66...

Sheikh Zayed road (start)


sheikh zayed boulevard landscaping an urban street

06 project location: Sheikh Zayed Rd.

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hi s i s a l ands capi ng des i gn propos al for an ex i s ti ng urban s treet i n D ubai - S hei kh Zayed Road - that requi red m e to put forward an adapti ve des i gn s trategy that enhances the urban s treet features of, m os tl y, wal k-abi l i ty, perm eabi l i ty vari ety and s o on. The S ZR stretches far too long, so I chose a portion of the s treet wi th roughl y about s i x bl ocks per s i de. Design Concept The current contex t of the s treet l acked s om e of thes e urban s treet features and l ands capi ng. W i th the gui del i nes of des i gn adaptabi l i ty and s us tai nabi l i ty, I s et out wi th a s i m pl e i dea of trans l ati ng the l i near, narrow feature of the hi gh-ri s e i nto paral l el refl ecti on onto the hori zontal pl ane. Mai ntai ni ng the need for parki ng s paces , green areas and water features were added paral l el to i t to di rect the fl ow of m ovem ent. Green areas i ncorporate cri s s -cros s wal kways from one s i de to the other for conveni ent m ovem ent acros s . A pedes tri an footbri dge al l ows s afe cros s i ng acros s the bus y s treet, that i s anchored by the nodes on ei ther s i des to i ndi cate conti nui ty.

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Landscape elements used

Asphalt tarmac layer

Finished stone-work

Rough Medieval stone-work

Mosaic stone-work

Outdoor restaurants seating

Walkways seating

Walkways lighting posts 01

Walkways lighting posts 02

Tr e e s u s e d i n d e s i g n

Date palm

2011 . 2012 . 2013 .

Balance

Sequence

Proportion

A c h i ev ing ba la nc e on bot h side s of t he st re e t a t a l a r ge r sc a le , a nd ma int a ining it t hrough grouping & size of trees on a side at a small scale.

R hy t hm & repeti ti on of pal m trees al ong c e nt r a l ax i s , s equence of pathways c re a t ing a random yet i nteres ti ng fl ow.

Lands cape el em ents to m ai ntai n s cal e wi th the hi gh-ri s e towers , and an even di s tri buti on.

Va r i e t y

Unity

Simplicity

S i mple de sign y e t offe r ing v a r ie d e xpe r ie nc e s t h ro ugh diffe re nt spe c ie s of t re e s, o p t i ons w it hin se a t ing a nd w a lking a re a s.

Simila r s peci es of a c t iv it y or functi on, c olor s t o harm oni ze

Jahanimiya

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Loz hindi

Samar

trees for s am e uni fi ed pavem ent wi th the cul ture.

Very s i m pl e & pure des i gn al l owi ng cl ear ci rcul ati on and repeti ti ve l ayout of s i m i l ar trees .

Pylemeria

Ficus


Process sketches

SZR landscape plan

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Heritage Conservation Th e Sh in d a gh a He r i t a g e s i t e is on e of t h e e a r l i e st E mi r a t i s et tle m en t s s t a r t i n g i n t h e 7 0 s . Th e re a re c e r t a i n b u i l d i n g s t h a t have significant ancient value and should be preserved - including the Tr a d ition a l A rc h i t e c t u re Mu se u m , Th e Sh e ik h S a e e d Ho u s e a n d Th e Wa tc h Tow e r. A n d t h e i n t e n t w as to ret a in th e s e b u i l d i n g s a n d b u ild arou n d t h e m , m a k i n g t h e m a p p e a r a s th e f o c a l f e a t u re s . C au s e th e in i t i a l s i t e h a d a v e r y lar ge p e rc e n t a g e o f n o n b u ilt- u p are a , m o re b u i l d i n g s w ere re q u ired t o f i l l -u p a n d rep lace th e v e r y o l d st r u c t u re s .

Detailed development portion I n i t i a l m a s t e r- p l a n

2011 . 2012 . 2013 .

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P r o p o s e d m a s t e r- p l a n


the shindagha boulevard redevelopment of an urban area

07 project location: Al Shindagha District project area: 91,900 sq.m

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he proj ect was done i n a group, enhanci ng our co-ordi nati on s ki l l s to a m uch l arger s cal e proj ect. Thi s hel ped m e further devel op m y res earch and s i te s tudy s ki l l s , and anal yzi ng an urban area for a redevel opm ent propos al that ful fi l l s the requi red obj ecti ves . Caus e the area was too l arge for i ndi vi dual devel opm ent, the s i te had been di vi ded i nto two wi th each s tudent l ater redevel opi ng thei r res pecti ve porti ons .

The Components & Objectives The s i te has a ri ch hi s tori cal background s i nce i ts s ettl em ents i n the 70s , and contai ns a l ot of tradi ti onal bui l di ngs that are m eant to be pres erved. In addi ti on, there have been other functi ons added l i ke com m erci al and retai l s paces , m ore ex hi bi ti on gal l eri es , res taurants & cafes and recreati onal areas - to m eet the obj ecti ves . The pri m ary obj ecti ve here i s to enhance the s i te’s cul tural s i gni fi cance and acti vate the areas wi th functi ons dem anded by the publ i c.

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D e t a i l e d m a s t e r- p l a n d e v e l o p m e n t

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To m ai ntai n the rhythm wi th the ex i s ti ng s tructures , the new devel opm ents were des i gned to have the s i m i l ar tradi ti onal fabri c that repres ents the l ocal cul ture. The new ones were bas ed i n regards to s tudi es of ex i s ti ng el evati ons . Em ul ati ng the di fferent types of arches , openi ngs , col um n detai l s , and s eati ng & l ands caped areas . Elevation study sketches

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Boardwalk section

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Existing site features

A l though the s i te has good trans portati on routes and wel l defi ned edges , i t al s o l acks s om e key urban des i gn features that m i ght m ake thi s l os e i ts U NES CO Worl d Heri tage S i te recogni ti on. For i ns tance, the s i te l acks perm eabi l i ty caus e of i s i rregul ar patter n of wal kways and s om e dead-ends and cor nered entrances . C u r r e n t l y, t h e r e i s o n l y o n e n o d e - T h e Metro station, that exists on the entire linear site, giving me the opportunity to add other at intermediate points. With the very less active functions, the boardwalk seems dead.

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Portal process schemes

Materials palette

Portal Form Development The design process begins with visualizing the portal as 3-dimensional form with multiple concentric ribs to create a tunnel-like passage. Starting off from an organic form, the process shapes into a more geometric form and cut open to create cross circulation. The roof and floors were supposed to symbolize the enclosure along the two horizontal planes that correspond to the opening vertical planes along the sides. Having the roof extend to form the wall and ribs, we created a unified structure, and to strengthen this, the lounge and seating areas are carved into the p o r t a l ’s r i b s .

R oof Reclaim ed Wo o d (p lanks )

B a c k Wa ll Wo o d P anels (p ainted )

Floors & R ibs Lam inated Wo o d

Plan C e n t re Wa ll Lam inated Wo o d

S h e lve s/R a c ks M DF Bo ard s 01 02 03 04 05 06

Entrance Living & Dining Area Kitchen Laundry or Store Powder Room Patio

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Section A-A

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Fu rn it u re Lam inated Wo o d (p lanks )


C.U.D exhibition stand conceptual interior planning & design

08 project area: 60 sq.m

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he proj ect was a 2nd pl ace award-wi nni ng propos al for Canadi an U ni vers i ty D ubai Interior Design Day competition. Collaborating in a team for this proposal, the project required us to put forward the m os t i nnovati ve i nteri or des i gn s ki l l s through a m oder n-m i ni m al i s t approach that repres ented the uni vers i ty am ong other Naj ah Ex hi bi ti on s tands .

Design Concept The i dea behi nd the des i gn was to trans l ate the uni vers i ty’s s l ogan ‘ your portal to Canadi an educati on’ i nto a 3-di m ens i onal ex truded form . The panel s al ong the wal l of the ki os k conti nue to change and progres s i n s hape and s i ze, as the us er m oves al ong the ‘ portal , ’ i nto a defi ned box form . The profi l e of the wal l panel s are rai s ed as they reach the end wal l s ym bol i c of reachi ng the end of a portal .

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Ribs flexibility schemes

Sustainability

Lighting Design

Flexibility of the Ribs

T h e m a te r ial i s p r i m a r i l y re c l a i me d t imbe r & pre s s - b oard s f o r me d i n t o p a n e l s a n d sha pe d int o th e for m of t h e r i b s . R e u se d b u i l d i ng ma t e r ia ls m in im ize s th e e n v i ro n me n t a l i mp a c t . The ope ning a lon g t h e w a lls o n a l l s i d e s a l l o w f o r e n o ugh light ing from s u r rou n di n g a n d c re a t e c ro ss v e nt ila t ion.

The a r t ific ia l light ing is progr a mmed to i ncreas e in int e nsit y & a mbia nc e in a w a v e patter n that runs a long t he por t a l ( fit t e d be t w e e n t he ri bs ) that gi ves a v isit or s a se nsor y e xpe r ie nc e of m ovi ng al ong a por t a l, not only in t e r ms of it s st r ucture, but al s o the c omple me nt by it s light ing de sign (as s hown bel ow).

The ri bs are vers ati l e and can be rem oved, reduced or rearranged for di fferent functi ons and us ers al l owi ng fl ex i bi l i ty i n other future us es .

2011 . 2012 . 2013 . 2014 .

2015 . . . . . . . .


Spatial Use The stand provides a lounge, 3 meeting areas, technical & storage space and a reception desk. There is an additional digital interactive function incorporated into the central circulation, located the end of the portal movement, to serve as a focal feature at the end. The structure functions as an entire piece yet parts can be taken out to adapt to different functions, environments & users at different times. This creates a functionally & aesthetically pleasing structure that symbolizes Canada and t h e u n i v e r s i t y.

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m o d e l - m a k i n g . sketches . graphic design . photography . . . . . . . .


O

ver the years of m y s tudy at archi tecture s chool , I’ ve l ear nt that s cal e m odel s are real l y i m portant techni ques to enhance deci s i on m aki ng al ong the des i gn proces s . A nd not onl y deci s i on m aki ng, but i t al s o offers the audi ence the 3-di m ens i onal aes theti c unders tandi ng to vi ew the des i gner’s i deas . From i nteri or s pace m odel s to bui l di ngs , to a porti on of an urban district, this helped me understand the aspects of details, concepts and mass & blocks respectively.

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model-making .

s k e t c h e s . graphic design . photography . . . . . . . .


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hobby devel oped over y e a r s, free-hand s ketchi ng w a s somewhat res pons i bl e for br inging t ogether m y pas s i on for a r t & a rc hi tecture. I’ ve worked w it h me dium s l i ke pens / penci l s , pa st e ls a nd water-col ors , or a c ombina t io n i nto one art pi ece. Fre e ha nd s ketches have real l y he lpe d me get better and further c a use of i ts dem andi ng nature in a rc hit e cture des i gn proj ects . And it s a lways a great aes theti c t o ha v e sketches pi nned up al ong w it h y our des i gn pres entati ons .

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model-making . sketches .

g r a p h i c d e s i g n . photography . . . . . . . .


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e ing i nto archi tecture, i ts impor t ant to unders tand the fa c t t ha t no m atter how good or ba d t he de s i gn i s , i f i ts graphi cal l y a nd v isual l y wel l pres ented, i t w ill be a ppl auded, at l eas t for gr a phic a l pres entati on. D oi ng a gr a phic s des i gn cours e has real l y de v e lope d m y s ki l l s that I coul d a pply t hro ughout m y academ i c w or ks - from pos ter des i gns , t o la y out s and pres entati ons , to de signi ng thi s portfol i o.

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model-making . sketches . graphic design .

photography . . . . . . . .


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rc hit e ctural photography i s a not her i nteres t I pi cked-up in re c e nt years . Currentl y at t he ba sic trai ni ng phas e, i ts a lw a y s be en fun and thri l l i ng to c a pt ure t he pi ctures que s i ghts a round Dubai . I’ m fas ci nated by t he e lem ents of l i ght, s hade & sha dow and refl ecti ons that ma ke up a cool com pos i ti on of c olored or dark s hots .

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model-making . sketches . graphic design .

photography . . . . . . . .


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model-making . sketches . graphic design .

photography . . . . . . . .


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model-making . sketches . graphic design .

photography . . . . . . . .


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Cover image: R e s i d e n t i a l To w n h o u s e s


1. selected academic works - 04 01

Dubai Community Centre - 06

02 To w n h o u s e U n i t - 10 03 A s t o n P r i m a r y A c a d e m y - 14 04 T h e P e r f o r m i n g A r t s C e n t r e - 2 0 05 R e s i d e n t i a l To w n h o u s e s - 2 6 06

Sheikh Zayed Boulevard - 30

07 T h e S h i n d a g h a B o u l e v a r d - 3 4

2. competition proposal - 40 08 C.U. D E x h i b i t i o n S t a n d - 42

3. other design works - 46


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RESUME

SULTAN

RASHID

Architecture Graduate

P R O FILE Date of Birth: 23.02.1993 Nationality: Indian Phone: (+971) 50 473 9977 E-mail: sultanrashid23@gmail.com

DE SIGN SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

P E R SON A L S K I L L S

AWAR D S & PART I C I PAT I O N S

Ambitious

2015

C.U.D Stand Design Competition, Interior Design Day 2nd place award-winner

2013

D e s i g n E x h i b i t i o n f o r U A E ’s 4 2 n d National Day Student Exhibition Participation

Flexible Passionate Persistent

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Lightroom

Progressive Organized Te a m - p l a y e r

AB O UT M E I a m a p as s i o nate d e sign e r an d an a sp i ra nt i n fi ne ar t s & arc h ite c tu ral p h otog rap hy. H avi ng approac h e d m y s t ud y o f archi te c tu re f rom a n ar t i s t i c b ackg rou n d, I am g rea tl y i ns p i red by arc h ite c tu re th a t i s abs t ract & m in im al, ye t i m m e ns el y decent . Always e age r to l earn, expl o re and grow, I se e o p p o r t uni t i es i n eve r y c h alle n ge a round me and s t ri ve to le arn an d p rog res s fro m al l . M y u l t i mate g o al is to c re ate d e si gns t hat be n e f it th e co m muni t y; an i n f lu e n c e of a rc h i tect ure o f my pe rspe c tive .

E D U CAT ION Artlantis Studio

2010- Canadian University 2015 Dubai

Autodesk AutoCAD

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

ArchiCAD

Sketchup

2012 Cityscape Global & Future Cities Exhibitions Student Exhibition Participation

I N T E R E ST S Designing

Sketching

RE F E RE N C E

Photography

Joaquin Busch joaquin@cud.ac.ae L e c t u r e r, Canadian University Dubai

Tr a v e l l i n g

Dreaming


(+971) 50 473 9977 sultanrashid23@gmail.com instagram.com/sultanrashid23

S L R | Architecture & Design Portfolio - 2015  

Sultan Rashid

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