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Undergraduate Architecture portfolio

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  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    A M I R F. S A L E H

    Portfolio

  • CONTENTS

    24pg. ROYA LAMP

    18pg. KITWE CAMPUS

    12pg. URBAN TETRIS

    4pg. NITE

  • | Amir F. Saleh | NITE

    NITE

    4th year - 2nd Semester

    PERCEPTOR: Art Meets Architecture

    As the topic may suggest, this project involved investigation of the border between Art and Architecture.I started by looking at contemporary art, such as Irwin Redls Matrix series. Then through making models based on my own interpretation of the art works I had to produce an architectural project.Our site was an old theater in downtown Los Angeles, therefore there was some historic preservation research and considerations involved as part of our.

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    My model made of plywoodand acrylic dowels

    Irwin Redls Maxtrix II

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    First Floor Plan

    Reective Celing Plan

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  • BRIDGE OVER POOLDISTORTION LENSESROOF GARDEN

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    Natural Ventilation Diagram

    Zone Diagram

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    Roof Garden Diagram

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  • | Amir F. Saleh | URBAN TETRIS

    URBAN TETRIS

    3rd year - 1st Semester

    50-UNIT HOUSING:Bridging the gap between Housing and

    Single-family residence

    This project was the nal project of my rst semester of third year

    studio. We had to design a housing complex of about 50 units on a

    specic site around Los Angeles. My site was locted on the corner

    of Wilshire Blvd. and Virgil Ave.

    Part of my desgin intention was to not have a single large mass that

    contains every unit within it. In other words, I designed smaller

    clusters of four or ve units arranged next each other. This way I

    could provide each unit with more natural light and ventilation.

    I also introduced this language of pushing and pulling between units

    in order to create outdoor spaces for the units

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    South Elevation

    Second Floor Plan

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    East Elevation

    Third Floor Plan

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  • | Amir F. Saleh | URBAN TETRIS

    | Amir F. Saleh | URBAN TETRIS

    Model Photo

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    Model Photo

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  • | Amir F. Saleh | KITWE CAMPUS

    KITWE CAMPUS

    5th year - 1st Semester

    Orphanage in Kitwe, Zambia

    The most exciting aspect of this excercise was that it was a real project with real clients. The orphanage was funded through a non-prot organization and supported by a christian group.

    Also this was a group project which added its own excitement and unique challenges. The studio was organized in groups of three who

    collaborated on this project.

    Our site was a previously undeveloped site with an exciting church on

    it.Our Challenge was to provide housing, classrooms, play-area,

    cafeteria, as well as gathering areas for community gatherings.

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    SCHOOLCAFETERIA - BATHROOMSDORMITORIES

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    SITE PLAN

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    DORMITORY PLAN

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  • DRAINAGE PIPE

    GRAVEL

    CONCRETE REINFORCEMENTS

    CONCRETE FOOTING

    METAL TIE

    BAMBOO COLUMN

    75-cm RAMMED EARTH WALL

    #5 REBAR

    CONCRETE FOUNDATION

    MORTAR FILL

    TIE

    3 DIA. BAMBOO COLUMN

    #5 REBAR

    COCRETE FOUNDATION

    MORTAR FILL

    SPACER

    LASHING

    3 DIA. BAMBOO COLUMN

    3 DIA. SPACER

    LASHING

    SCALE = 1:5

    3 DIA. BAMBOO COLUMN

    3 DIA. BAMBOO BEAM

    FASTNER

    OUTRIGGER

    JOIST

    REED ROOF

    CORRUGATED SHEET METAL

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  • | Amir F. Saleh | ROYA LAMP

    ROYA LAMP

    Personal Project - Spring 2012

    Cardboard Lamp

    Relationship of light and space has been a fascination of mine for quite some time. I have continuously explored light, through my experimental lamp projects, as a medium that helps us understand space.In Roya Lamp (Roya means dream in Farsi) I took two volumes that were completely different in terms of geometry and form one very simple and the other complex and embedded one into the other. I then used light, in a very controlled manner, to reveal moments in the intersection of the two forms that were completely invisible otherwise.Also use of material was very important in this project. Corrugated cardboard is one of my favorite materials for a number of reasons. Firstly, its very cheap and easy to nd. Secondly, it is very structural

    and there have been many experimental furniture projects based on its qualities. Lastly, the corrugations themselves create lots of design potentials to explore. For instance, the fact that light penetrates through in one direction but not the other was one of the potentials that I investigated in this project.

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  • | Amir F. Saleh | ROYA LAMP

    | Amir F. Saleh | ROYA LAMP

    Relationship of light and space has been a fascination of mine for quite some time. I have continuously explored light, through my experimental lamp projects, as a medium that helps us understand space.In Roya Lamp (Roya means dream in Farsi) I took two volumes that were completely different in terms of geometry and form one very simple and the other complex and embedded one into the other. I then used light, in a very controlled manner, to reveal moments in the intersection of the two forms that were completely invisible otherwise.Also use of material was very important in this project. Corrugated cardboard is one of my favorite materials for a number of reasons. Firstly, its very cheap and easy to nd. Secondly, it is very structural

    and there have been many experimental furniture projects based on its qualities. Lastly, the corrugations themselves create lots of design potentials to explore. For instance, the fact that light penetrates through in one direction but not the other was one of the potentials that I investigated in this project.

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  • AMIR F. SALEH | SPRING 2013