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WIQAS AHMED


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- UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

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- COMPETITION (Waterfront)

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- 1095 AVE OF THE AMERICAS

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- EROSION CORROSION

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- RAYNOR AVE EXTENSION

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- COMPETITION (Greatest Grid)

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- D&T Workshop


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rvant/16/Syracuse \ Martha Sidney/36/Syracuse \ William Sidney/40/Syracuse \ Ellen Snyder/20/Syracuse \ George Snyder/28/Syracuse \ Louisa Stuart/39/Syracuse \ Charles Thomas/Syra e \ Annabell Whipple/24/Syracuse \ Edward Whipple/26/Syracuse \ Harriet Whipple/1/Syracuse \ Corydoa Williams/38/Syracuse \ Elena Williams/74/Syracuse \ Rebecca Williams/47/

MacDolling/17/Syracuse \ Rany MacDolling/22/Syracuse \ Francis McCabe/36/Syracuse \ William McCoy/27/Syracuse \ William McKay/22/Syracuse \ Joseph McLendon/Syracuse \ Charles Mir

28/Syracuse \ Charles Green/28/Syracuse \ George Hayes/Syracuse \ Charles Highgate/43/Syracuse \ Elizabeth Jackson/63/Syracuse \ Francis Jackson/Syracuse \ Henry Jackson/Syracuse \ Prin

tle/52/Syracuse \ George Cou/Syracuse \ Elizabeth Crown/61/Syracuse \ Jacob Crown/37/Syracuse \ Alfred Cunager/27/Syracuse \ Henry DeForest/40/Syracuse \ Rosina DeForest/40/Syracuse \ Lewis Del

aga \ Charity Day/Onondaga \ Peter Day/Onondaga \ Hanna Day/Onondaga \ Sarah Day/Onondaga \ John DeGroat/31/Onondaga \ Thomas Jackson/Onondaga \ James Kennell/50/Onondaga \ Jane Kennell/44/ Onondaga \ Absalom Talbot/Onondaga \ Samson Talbot/Onondaga \ Charles Sherman/Otisco \ Catharine Eliza Thomas/30/Cicero \ John Thomas/40/Cicero \ William Thom spent/38/Syracuse \ Eliza Demest/35/Syracuse \ Allen Dorsey/50/Syracuse \ Mary Dorsey/35/Syracuse Cooley/34/Pompey \ Madison Cooley/50/Pompey \ Laura Stanley/4 ce Jackson/50/Syracuse \ Samuel Jackson/54/Syracuse \ Thomas Jackson/62/Syracuse \ Thomas \ Lavina Drew/60/Syracuse \ William Edwards/20/Syracuse \ Willi es/Syracuse \ Alexander Montgomery/22/Syracuse \ Martha Montgomery/17/Syracuse \ Temple Jackson/67/Syracuse \ William Jenkins/50/Syracuse \ Francis Ke cuse \ Isaac Thompson/27/Syracuse \ James Thompson/28/Syracuse \ William Thompson/37/ Moses/40/Syracuse \ Samuel Mott/Syracuse \ Patrick Mullen/20 Syracuse \ Mary Wilson/23/Syracuse \ Christian Wright/Syracuse \ Isaac Weles/60/Syracuse Syracuse \ Isabel Thorn/27/Syracuse \ Georgia Titus/21/Syracus

bins/30/Syracuse \ Mary Robinson/40/Syracuse \ Thomas Schneider/58/Syracuse \ George Scroggins/25/Syracuse \ George Season/24/Syracuse \ Martha Se agoner/65/Syracuse \ Ann Wales/50/Syracuse \ Isaac Wales/28/Syracuse \ Taby Wales/100/Syracuse \ Charles Watson/28/Syracuse \ Mary Wells/40/Syracus

se \ Primus Funda/63/Syracuse \ Henry Gardner/30/Syracuse \ Isaac Gardner/71/Syracuse \ Julia Gardner/45/Syracuse \ Mahalia Gates/29/Syracuse \ Mary Grant/

Lafayette \ Samuel Perkins/18/Lysander \ Henry Allen/15/Manlius \ Hezekiah Hersey/77/Manlius \ Benjamin Bakeman/Onondaga \ Daniel Day/Onondaga \ Peter Day/Onond

racuse \ William Briscoe/48/Syracuse \ Hiram Brown/33/Syracuse \ James Brown/35/Syracuse \ James Brown/38/Syracuse \ Thomas Butler/50/Syracuse \ Samuel Cas


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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Syracuse, New York Museum & Archives

The project is a museum and archive space dedicated to Underground Railroad routes that passed through Syracuse during the time of slavery. Located on Clinton square the project provided a unique opportunity to engage the public and the square.

The project is divided into to open vs closed spaces. Open are the public spaces including winter garden, cafĂŠ, auditorium, and lobby which engage the Clinton square with its use of transparency (glass) and a smooth transition between spaces. The closed spaces are the archives and gallery spaces that draw inspiration from dark and narrow spaces that slaves used to hide.

Design Collaboration: Wiqas Ahmed Matthew Tannenbaum

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/Syracuse \ Eliza Nelson/39/Syracuse \ Nathan Nelson/79/Syracuse \ Henry Noe/64/Syracuse \ Miranda Ray/52/Syracuse \ Enoch Reed/37/Syracuse \ Jane Reed/30/Syracuse \ Julia Rega cuse \ George Van Allen/29/Syracuse \ Mary Van Allen/32/Syracuse \ Abram Van Buren/Syracuse \ John Van Buren/86/Syracuse \ Catharine Vanoller/60/Syracuse \ Hannah Wagone

1/Syracuse \ Thomas Keene/49/Syracuse \ Francis Lando/44/Syracuse \ David Lanison/58/Syracuse \ Thomas Leonard/61/Syracuse \ Elizabeth Liles/33/Syracuse \ John Lisle/Syracuse \ Diana

Foster/46/Syracuse \ William Foster/25/Syracuse \ Harrison Francis/28/Syracuse \ Jeremiah Freeman/35/Syracuse \ Peter Freeman/30/Syracuse \ Peter Freeman/39/Syracuse \ John Frost/35/Syra

ey \ Robert Stanley/33/Pompey \ John Liles/40/Syracuse \ Henry Allen/39/Syracuse \ Jane ALlen/55/Syracuse \ Darius Bailey/29/Syracuse \ Elijah Bailey/23/Syacuse \ James Baker/40/Syracuse \ William Be

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Faรงades became tools to educate people about the history. The faรงade facing the Clinton Square is left blank for video projections and art installations. The Face to the south is divided into a time line showing the percentage of freed slaves in various New York Counties.


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The Face to the south is divided into a time line showing the percentage of freed slaves in various New York Counties.

Basement: Structure

Basement: Auditorium

Basement: HVAC

First Floor: Columns

Third Floor: Columns & Walls

Third Floor: Framing & HVAC

Fourth Floor: Columns & Walls

Fourth Floor: Framing & HVAC


Rendering created in Revit with line drawing overlay Diagram sequence (below) created in Revit

First Floor: Framing & HVAC

First Floor: Glass

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Winter Garden: Columns & Walls

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“This interstitial passage between fixed identifications opens up the possibility of a cultural hybridity that entertains difference without assumed or imposed hierarchy.” - Homi K. Bhabha

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Edge conditions from the demographics data and the vertical connections are overlaid to create the proposed ‘liminal’ zone

Community Gardens & Bike lane

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Various programmatic elements are inserted into the ‘liminal’ zone

Swiming pool Basketball court & Bridged access to the esplanade

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Individual Final board:Project 2’x9’ (right)

The proposal looks at the existing edge condition between Harlem and Upper East Side based on racial, economic, and age demographics and proposes a middle zone (“liminal” zone) which will neither be in Harlem nor in Upper East Side but a condition somewhere in between.

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“The … liminal space, in-between the designations of identity, becomes the process of symbolic interaction, the connective tissue that constructs the difference between upper and lower … “This interstitial passage between fixed identifications opens up the possibility of a cultural hybridity that entertains difference without assumed or imposed hierarchy.” - Homi K. Bhabha

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Program Locations Various programmatic elements are inserted into the ‘liminal’ zone

Boat Rentals & Stepped access to the water

Swiming pool Basketball court & Bridged access to the esplanade

Basketball court & Bridged access to the esplanade

Art Gallery Outdoor Preformance Area & Stepped access to the water

Sculpture Garden

PARK Fishing spot

Park & Boating rentals

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1095 AVE OF THE AMERICAS: New York, New York Facade Project

The project was to redesign the faรงade of an existing building in New York City. The initial interest was in wind energy and harnessing that energy through the faรงade.

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This led to a series of extensive wind studies in Vasari and exploration towards new and unconventional technologies. Instead of using traditional round wind turbines we decided to use a wind belt. A prototype model was built to show the functional capability of the wind belt. Design Collaboration: Wiqas Ahmed Joe Wood


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EROSION CORROSION: Valles Caldera, New Mexico Visitor Center

Design brief was a visitor center in the middle of Caldera National Reserve. The project looks at the extensive geologic history of the site and documents the changes over millions of years (right). These changes are caused by natural forces such as volcanic activity and erosion due to water and wind. The proposal uses natural forces (water and sunlight) to exaggerate the passage of time and erosion to relate to that larger spirit of the landscape. Individual Project

Rendering (left) created in Rhino V-ray and edited in Photoshop


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Exploded axon created in Rhino and edited in Illustrator


Renderings created in Rhino V-ray and edited in Photoshop


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School & Community

RAYNOR AVE EXTENSION:

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west. These infrastructural barriers are: highway, railroad, berm, and a couple of other roads.

The proposal is to create more infrastructures that will weave through the existing barriers. Walkways, roads, and landscape features from the University side andThe the community have been extended to meet in the middle. This extending of infrastructure creates accidental for the program to be fitted into. proposal side is to create more infrastructures that will weave through the existing barriers.places Walkways, roads, and

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Additional program is a small museum gallery that is inserted below the extended landscape. The gallery reaches out to the existing train station and makes it part of the exhibit.


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Netizens is a research project primarily concerning the fields of technology and data infrastructure by implementing found information and creating networked information technology paths and spaces to encourage the engagement and interaction between people and information. The site for our research is within the boundaries of Houston Street to 17th street in Manhattan, New York. This area is highly productive and conducive to experiment as it is sprawling with young netizens from young working professionals to the many university students.

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In New York City public space is very limited, Netizens Project allows people to assemble and organize in the virtual realm which then leads to a take-over of the streets, by the people to claim it as public, in the physical realm. The Netizens Project consists of permanent Information Nodes, which provide information to the people, and Netizen App, which connects people based on similar events being organized around the city. Information Nodes contain media poles, kiosk, and large screens which not only provide people with information but also receive feed-back from the people using the Netizen App. Moreover the Netizen App provides people with data and information about the city which would otherwise be very difficult to access, such as, the location of every surveillance camera, public wifi, cell phone towers, etc.

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Making this information readily available and helping people organize will create unpredictable flash events through-out the city which will redefine public space and produce a constantly evolving and changing grid system. Our interest lies in the concept of “Human-computer Interaction,” how people interact with technology and how is it an integral part of our lives.

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Netizens is a research project primarily concerning the fields of technology and data infrastructure by implementing found information and creating networked information technology paths and spaces to encourage the engagement and interaction between people and information. The site for our research is within the boundaries of Houston Street to 17th street in Manhattan, New York. This area is highly productive and conducive to experiment as it is sprawling with young netizens from young working professionals to the many university students.

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Information Nodes contain media poles, kiosk, and large screens which not only provide people with information but also receive feed-back from the people using the Netizen App. Moreover the Netizen App provides people with data and information about the city which would otherwise be very difficult to access, such as, the location of every surveillance camera, public wifi, cell phone towers, etc.

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In New York City public space is very limited, Netizens Project allows people to assemble and organize in the virtual realm which then leads to a take-over of the streets, by the people to claim it as public, in the physical realm. The Netizens Project consists of permanent Information Nodes, which provide information to the people, and Netizen App, which connects people based on similar events being organized around the city.

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Making this information readily available and helping people organize will create unpredictable flash events through-out the city which will redefine public space and produce a constantly evolving and changing grid system. Our interest lies in the concept of “Human-computer Interaction,” how people interact with technology and how is it an integral part of our lives.

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Circulation

Grid

NODE- Information Nodes contain media poles, kiosk, and large screens which not only provide people with information but also receive feed-back from the people using the Netizen App.

Grid

forbidden Access Transportation

Mechanics

Transportation

Mechanics

Transportation

Mechanics

Transportation

Mechanics

Transportation

Mechanics

Data infrastructure in place

so what do we do now? Layers of data infrastructure intertwined

Facebook, twitter and flickr usage in Manhattan.

answer: Virtual realm leads to physical assembly DATA NODES

COMPUTER PROGRAM / APP

VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY

DIGITAL MEDIA

PHYSICAL ASSEMBLY

GRID SYSTEM

Vehicular Traffic Public Event

EVENT ORGANIZERS 4

EVENT GUESTS

media art and media kiosks

media art!

Front Elevation

elevations of media kiosks

Left Elevation

Back Elevation

Right Elevation

DKNY-The Netizens Project allows people to assemble and organize in the virtual realm which then leads to a take-over of the streets, by the people to claim it as public, in the physical realm.


>netizen

Netizen

_internet citizen

Internet Citizen

The American gridded streets are a form of public space and to re-imagine the grid system means to re-imagine the public space.

NYC *NYC_DATA Size

The project is essentially an app for smart phones that allows people to see hidden data about the city such as: free wifi locations, security camera locations, cell phone towers and other public information. This allows people to connect the virtual realm to the physical realm

Central Park, total acres: 843 New York City, total area in square miles: 301 Manhattan, total area in square miles: 23.7 Manhattan, length: 13.4 miles (21.5 km) long Manhattan, widest point: 2.3 miles (3.7 km) Manhattan, narrowest point: 0.8 miles (1.3 km) The Bronx, total area in square miles: 44 Brooklyn, total area in square miles: 81.8 Queens, total area in square miles: 112.2 Staten Island, total area in square miles: 60.2

Population

New York City: 8,214,426 Bronx: 1,361,473 Brooklyn: 2,508,820 Manhattan: 1,611,581 Queens: 2,255,175 Staten Island: 477,377

Buses

CAMERAS LOCATED BETWEEN HOUSTON AND 17TH STREET:

MTA New York City Transit Subway

Privately owned surveillance cameras Residential surveillance cameras City (NYPD) Surveillance Cameras Federal State Government Police Department of Transportation Traffic NYU Schools (other than NYU) Elevated

Number of buses (2009): 6,300 Number of routes (2009): 244 Average Weekday riders (2009): 2.3 million Yearly riders (2009): 1.58 billion

Number of routes: 26 Subway cars (2009): 6,400 Subway stations: 468 Average weekday riders (2009): 5.1 million Yearly riders (2009): 1.58 billion Miles of track: 835 MTA New York City Transit

1356 65 52 41 4 10 4 1 68 15 5

Taxis

Licensed medallion taxis: 13,237 New York City Taxi, 212/676-1000 Ferry Price of Staten Island Ferry: Free Trips per day: 104 Yearly Riders (2009): 21 million

TOMPKINS SQUARE

Netizen project recognizes the duality of public space, one being physical and the other being virtual. The project speculates the effects of bringing unlimited virtual knowledge into the physical realm and where does architecture stand in this picture.

STUYVESANT SQUARE

ST. MARKS PL.

The project concluded that easy flow of information from the virtual to the physical and then back to virtual will redefine public space by making public space unpredictable. Public space is where large number of people are and by giving people the ability to gather spontaneously anywhere on the city streets gives tremendous power to the people and the democratic process.

COOPER UNION

ASTOR PLACE

UNION SQUARE

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

HIGHLINE

EXUSTUBG DATA INFRASTRUCTURE WITHIN SWATH

Final Board (left)

1_BUS AND SUBWAY STOPS

2_SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

3_WIFI HOTSPOTS

4_3GSM AND 4 GSM TOWERS


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Design and Technology

D&T Workshop: Workshop: Medellin, ColombiaAirport as farm Airport as Farm

The workshop, farm, The workshop, AirportAirport as farm,as aims ataims designing a new metropolitan â&#x20AC;&#x201C;eduat designing a new metropolicational public space public built upon three tan â&#x20AC;&#x201C;educational space built mixed perspectives: upon three mixed perspectives: A. Re-use, Recyclye of Airport infrastriA. Re-use, Recyclye of Airport inucture

frastriucture,

B. To make use of the Tropical Andean B. To landscape make usecondition of the Tropical anclimate, of Medellin, dean climate, landscape condiColumbia, which means that is 23C all tionround. of Medellin, Columbia, which year

means that is 23C all year round.

C. The creation of a Metropolitan Public space within the frame urban pubC. The creation of ofa an Metropolitan licPublic and educational farm. space within the frame of an

urban public and educational farm.

These three ingredients will alow us to constitute a new urban display and interThese three ingredients will alow us action conditions to diminish the social to constitute a new urban display gap.

and interaction conditions to diminish the social gap.

Design Team: Wiqas Ahmed David Caballero David Domke Walaid Sehwail


Mango Information Kiosks

Orange

Tamarind

Lemon

Transportation artery Storage towers


Team 01 - Soil Organic menu

Team 02 - Water

Team 03 - Greenhouses

Team 04 - Starch

Team 05 - Oil

Team 06 - Animals and plants

Team 07 - Grain

Team 08 - Citrics and Fruits

Team 09 - Native fruits

Team 10 - Medical plants

Team 11 - Orchards

Team 12 - Stimulants

Objective

The workshop, Airport as farm, aims at designing a new metropolitan –educational public space built upon three mixed perspectives: A. Re-use, Recyclye of Airp nfrastriucture, B. To make use of the Tropical andean climate, landscape condition of Medellin, which means that is 23C all year round. C. The creation of a M politan Public space within the frame of an urban public and educational farm. This three ingredients will alows Us to constitute a new urban display and intera conditions to diminish the social gap.

Team 08 -

The AirportCitrics & Fruits

Members: Wiqas Ahmed The best flat land in the valley is currently occupied by warehouses, fabrics, and infrastructure, leaving the best part of the city almost unusable as public space. David Caballero Herrera local airport occupies one of this areas, making a big spot in the middle of the city, about 3 km long by 200m width. This used to be the local airport unt David Domke when Jose Maria Cordova International Airport began to operate at 45 km from the city center. This situation Walaid Sehwail has led to an awkward situation, which means t ose Maria Cordova International Airport doesn’t operate in its full capacity, making the Olaya Herrera airport operate as an airport for local flights and occupying valuable area of the city. 1. It’s located at the middle of the valley where the best winds pass through. 2. In the middle of the valley is where you can get the be exposure. 3. Goes from north to south in a distance of 3km, so it “touches” and creates contact with all the social classes of the city. 4. Due to its flatness, allows new activities to appear in the city: Bike riding, jogging, etc. 5. We believe that the airport area is a place where different forces can Rural knowledge, Botanic power, Urban activities, Educational Accesibility, Alternative Energies, Social integration and exchange. The farm is planted to guard the delicate plants from the harsh winds of Medellin. Tall trees, such as mangos and tamarinds, are planted to create wind barriers for shorter trees, such as lemons and oranges. Furthermore to engage the public activities such as fruit picking and exercising are planned. One kilometer track provides a place for jogging or running. This track also includes kiosks that educate the public about the benefits of healthy eating and recipes that make use of fruits growing at the farm. Part of the track is elevated to allow people to pick fruits from taller trees. The entire process of growing, transportation, and storage of fruits is transparent for people to see.


Portfolio (Wiqas Ahmed)  

WIQAS AHMED 107 Avondale Place Syracuse, NY 13210 (518) 944-9802 wiqas_ahmed@hotmail.com

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