Dani Zeghbib's portfolio


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Dani Zeghbib, M. Arch.
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Dani Zeghbib's portfolio

  1. 1. dani@iamdezigner.com
  2. 2. contents call center warehouse interior NYC bachelor pad measured perspectives cabin in the woods detail drawings natural stimulus inpatient room civic center gridshell structure Seattle flexible mixed-use housing fun personal statement
  3. 3. coöp-flex Seattle flexible mixed-use housing across the lifespan Ground PlanGround Plan Challenge Seattle’s housing costs are push- ing out all but the affluent. The city’s plethora of cultural and natural amenities make it a de- sireable place to live, but without a diverse population, it will lose its vitality. In the meantime, climate and lifestyles are changing rapidly. Traditional design and construc- tion no longer respond to our needs for environmental and economic sustainability, flexibility, and a sense of community. Solution By challenging traditional notions of “multifamily housing,” flexible dwellings change along with their inhabitants, fostering a long-term, intergenerational community. A prefabricated systems ap- proach to design & construction keeps material waste to a mini- mum and substantially decreases construction time. Its higher density is both environmentally sustainable and affordable. A common house, rooftop agriculture, and water harvesting & re-use (among other techniques) contribute to a unique and vibrant community. winter/spring 2008p g 002tw 0 Lateral Section: courtyard Lateral Section: south 2 room flat 5+ room duflex
  4. 4. rentrentinhabitinhabit bio-filtration ponds rainwater catchment extensive green roofs renewablee cladding material solsolar hot water rooftop agriculture durable materials (fiber-cement board, composite decking, metal roofs, etc.) livingliving wallwall flexible shading system daylight & cross- ventilation eyes on the court Young profes- sional buys duflex and lives in smaller unit while renting out larger unit. circulation views/neighborhood context future-proofing South (Edgar Street) Elevation Partner moves in. Couple takes larger unit, renting out smaller unit. Space crunch. Growing family takes up all the room they can get. Empty nest. Each person has his/her own room. Rent out small unit. Grandma lives in small unit while adult daughter and grandkids stay below.
  5. 5. P 1P 1 P 2P 2 GG 2/M2/M R/3R/33/23/2 /4/4 /R/R West (Alley) Elevation single or couple with children professional working from home three students on a budget One Unit, Many Uses or or
  6. 6. Site PlanSite Plan retail storefront skate park gallery/ community workshop café rec center parking gardenparking garden bioswalebioswale stostormrm--waterfallwaterfall mini-mini- greensgreens bike pathbike path bike path exhibit hall/ artist shops bike repair promenade pier vernal poolsvernal pools grid.shell a community civic center gridshell structure in downtown Eugene Challenge The proposal is to turn an existing brownfield site along the Willamette River in downtown Eugene into a vital community destination, including: - a bicycle commuter hub and recreation center - an arts & craft exhibit center/light manufacturing facility - a permanent structure for a year-round farmer’s market spring 2007 Program 5,000 sf bicycle storage & repair center 2,500 sf shower facility 30,000 sf swim center 500 sf car sharing facility Covered in-/out-door market with restaurant 20,000 sf community hall & exhibit center 2,000 sf retail gallery 3,000 sf community shop & assembly spaces 6,000 sf leasable craft/light-manufacturing shops Parking for 300 cars Solution Collaborating within a team of three, an undulating, inter- locking gridshell structure was designed and developed through to a quarter-scale prototype. Functioning as shelter from the elements, the contextually-responsive gridshell “trees” also provide rainwater catchment and diversion. On sunny days, the pattern casts sculptural shadows into the open-air market. Organized along an east-west axis, promenades are designed to maximize river views while connecting to the popular 5th Street Market shopping district.
  7. 7. far left: view from 5th street promenade towards river left: process sketches for grid structure opposite top: experimenting with the module opposite middle: material studies with overlapping pattern Exhibit Hall Plan Exhibit Hall SectionExhibit Hall Section
  8. 8. here now inviting natural phenomena into an inpatient room spring 2007 top left: water/light shelf reflects moving water into room (physical model) top right: mirrored base allows bedridden guests a view of nature bottom right: exterior view of shelf bottom left: reflected light seen from exterior opposite: hospital room model reflected light dances on walls & ceiling
  9. 9. detail drawings right: wall section stick-frame condos in Eugene opposite left: oriel window elevation campus computing center anchored brick veneer over steel stud backup walls opposite right: wall section at parapet campus computing center anchored brick veneer
  10. 10. cruise control LEED platinum call center 1930’s warehouse conversion Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Challenge Most call centers suffer from severe employee attrition. Reasons for this include repetitive tasks, bland (or even unhealthy) environments, and micro-management. Seemingly adding insult to injury, the product being sold is an abyss away from the sea of computer monitors and cramped worstations typical in many call centers. Solution If you can’t take a cruise, take the cruise to you. Bold tropical colors bring vitality to the workplace. Natural daylighting filters into every work area. Amenities—such as a gym, child care, mothering room, library, and cafe—create a flexible, uplifting work environment. Other responses: • flexible, customizable, and ergonomic workstations, in- cluding thermal control, task lighting, & adjustable desks. • integrated noise-canceling devices • alternate work areas that more closely resemble domestic environments—for impromptu meetings, over- flow workspace, or simply a change of scenery. spring 2005 below: second floor work area opposite: ground floor lobby reception opposite below: reception area furnishings
  11. 11. Basement PlanBasement Plan Ground Floor PlanGround Floor Plan Reflected Ceiling PlanReflected Ceiling Plan Longitudinal Section (below)Longitudinal Section (below)Second Floor Plan (above)Second Floor Plan (above)
  12. 12. Materials & Resources 2.1 Construction Waste Mgmt, Divert 50% from Landfill 1 3.1 Resource Reuse, 5% 1 3.2 Resource Reuse, 10% 1 4.1 Recycled Content, 10% 1 4.2 Recycled Content, 20% 1 5.1 Regional Materials, 20% Manufactured Regionally 1 6 Rapidly Renewable Materials 1 7 Certified Wood 1 Indoor Environmental Quality 1 Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring 1 2 Increased Ventilation 1 3.1 Construction IAQ Mgmt Plan, During Construction 1 3.2 Construction IAQ Mgmt Plan, Before Occupancy 1 4.1 Low-Emitting Materials, Adhesives & Sealants 1 4.2 Low-Emitting Materials, Paints & Coatings 1 4.3 Low-Emitting Materials, Carpet Systems 1 4.4 Low-Emitting Materials, Adhesives 1 4.5 Low-Emitting Materials, Furniture & Seating 1 5 Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control 1 6.1 Controllability of Systems, Lighting 1 6.2 Controllability of Systems, Temp. & Ventilation 1 7.1 Thermal Comfort, Compliance 1 7.2 Thermal Comfort, Monitoring 1 8.1 Daylight & Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces 1 8.2 Daylight & Views, Daylight 90% of Spaces 1 Total: LEED Platinum (42-57 Points) 42 clockwise from top: stair section detail, skylight detail, Herman Miller Resolve workstations, furnishings, Resolve workstation, Resolve noise filtering system, east entry
  13. 13. cabin in the woods fall 2004 bachelor pad NYC studio apartment for single professional fall 2003 assignment: client profile, space design, furniture & finishings, drafting, rendering (watercolor, colored pencil, ink), 22” wide
  14. 14. measured perspectives spring 2004
  15. 15. personal statement We spend 90% of our time in buildings: for better or worse, those buildings affect 90% of our entire lives. Architects, therefore, are both privileged and challenged by the task of actualizing our workplaces, our public spaces, and our homes. Every design decision has the potential to impact the quality of someone’s life. Architects, I believe, must always aim to improve the quality of life—not only for a building’s users, but also for the world as a whole. This entails sensitivity to a client’s wants as well as a vision of the building’s—and the planet’s—future needs. Yet architecture is, after all, part artistry—and neither “building needs” nor “client wants” are the stuff of Poetry and Art. To appreciate architectural poetry, one need only stroll along the winding lanes of Paris’ Quartier Latin: it is the intangible je ne sais quoi that grips you in the moment—if only for a few breaths—before releasing you back into the mundane realm. It is the soul of the architect’s trade. Utility versus Poetry: design must find the “sweet spot” between the two. But in these times, design must also reach farther—not only by finding economically-, socially-. & ecologically- sustainable solutions, but also by restoring resources, community, and habitat. In these ways, I strive to improve the quality of life—all life—as a designer of our built environment.
  16. 16. dani@iamdezigner.com