Chaos - Residential, Commercial Tower
Hi there, I am a student of architecture at Mansoura University and this was my 5th semester design project for my professors in Architecture Design 5.
It is about a mixed use tower Residential and commercial.
The main challenge for this project was the site and the limited view we had. There were only two facades open to the street (View), the western facade (main facade) and the south facade. So our main objective was to make the bast use out of the main view in order to allow good ventilation and view for all the apartments. And we were successful as we were able to make all the apartments have access to the main view. This was managed by the ability of thinking in the 3 dimensions instead of only 2 dimensions through the design process of the plans, elevations and sections. We aimed to connect the building not just horizontally but also vertically, creating what we like to call a vertical city where people can interact with each other in a healthy environment.
The other challenge was the presence of a pharaonic statue as a landmark in the site which could not be neglected. So we were able to use the main axis of the landmark in the form creation so as to emphasize the landmark. We started forming our building by connecting the 3 dimensions together, making various view options and giving a clear visual axis for our building to benefit the commercial zone as to be visible from all directions in the site. The government design laws and safety codes for such a building was hard to achieve with normal solutions. The project was made to give a better frame insights in the site, as it gives visual access to all users from all directions available around the project to feel welcomed to enter the project which outcome a great commercial and popular benefits for the owners and users.
Hey Omar. Wow! Your presentation style is incredible, and I love your renders.
What programs did you use for this?
It really means a lot thank you.
I used "3ds max" and "Revit" for modeling, "vray" for the renders and "lumion" for the detailing sections renders and finally "photoshop" and "Indesign" for the main presentation.