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AUP-QGBC Seminar Presentation

The first joint seminar between the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University and Qatar Green Building Council on "Sustainability: Prospects for the Future” was held on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Presentation by Dr. Yasser Mahgoub of Architectural Design 1 (Fall 2010) project “Recycling for a Sustainable Environment: A Chair from recycled materials."

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AUP-QGBC Seminar Presentation

  1. 1. Qatar University College of Engineering Department of Architecture and Urban Planning Course Title: ARCT 211 - Architectural Design Studio I (Fall 2010) Instructor: Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, Associate Professor
  2. 2. Project “ Recycling for a Sustainable Environment” A Chair from recycled materials
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>The concept of “Sustainability” was introduced through a design exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of this assignment was to increase the students’ awareness of the sustainability concept and possible reuse of discarded materials. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The 3 Rs: Recycle - Reduce - Reuse <ul><li>Recycle means to process old, used items in order that the material can be used to make new products, i.e. glass, plastic, newspapers, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce refers to lessening the amount of items or resources that are consumed, using only the amount that is needed, and looking for alternatives that will lessen our use. </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse means extending the 'life' or repurposing an item rather than discarding or throwing it away. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requirements <ul><li>Students were required to design and construct a full size chair made from a recycled material of their choice. </li></ul><ul><li>The materials chosen for this assignment should be easy to find recycled materials. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Requirements <ul><li>The constraint of the assignment were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To use one primary and one secondary available materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum glue, tape, adhesive or bonding materials should be used. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The chair must be able to hold an average size person (70 KGs). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Educational Objectives <ul><li>Understanding - Vitrovian aspects of architecture: Utility , Firmness and Delight </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding - Human factors involved in the design of a chair; human dimensions and ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Ability - Design Process & Product </li></ul><ul><li>Ability - Problem Analysis, Alternatives Generation, Design Development, Construction. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills - Scaled and Full-size model making skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills - Hands-on experience of the use of materials and assembly requirements. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Course Information <ul><li>Duration: 2-Weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Level of Effort: Individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Submissions: A full size prototype model. </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 25% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure 25% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetics 25% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workmanship 25% </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Process
  10. 24. Thank You