Since I own an engineering service studio, it's very frequent that I deal with projects that may not be at a high level of conception and qualified design. So it's been a challenge to have in my hands a project that contrary reflects my conceptions, that if I had to redesign it will be on the other side of creativity... It's not because I am the "one and only" but recently I had this feeling of "Oops!... It was the wrong place for the wrong person" or "it shouldn't be here"...
I don't know if my idea did reach its target but I wanted to say that nowadays it's "normal" to see an engineer working as a taxi driver (hmm!...) or a nurse as an architect - with all my respects to those professions... but at least!... The comparison may be exaggerated or ridiculous somehow, or maybe it's only happening in our environment, but it's hard to accept reality as it is like that. So, logically talking and based on this theory, the residence of a baker, for example, will look like a Smurf's house (!), and so on... Can you imagine then what a whole city landscape will look like, with so many individual professions?...
Yeah, I know; Very awful and catastrophic!... Okay then, if you agreed with what was said previously, you will surely accept that every professional must only practice their own domain and not expand its limits to others' careers. Anyway, you will not lose anything. We are already unemployed.
I did this introduction just to mention that during my short time practicing architecture, I did deal with any kind of projects; some of them were well accomplished -even hit perfection- and the other ones missed even the smallest detail... Some are done by professionals, and some are done by less-than-qualified individuals... and that is exactly what makes things even worse.
But as for my service work, I should deal with all kind of projects -bad and good ones- and may give an opinion if I was asked to do so, and even finalize it if it wasn't yet complete.
Among those projects, I did choose some samples just to show the kind of service work I do offer in my studio, starting from the drafting kit until the final rendering.
- Amioun, Koura, Lot No. 103: A residency project (includes several private blocks)
- Pretending Project (academic) renovating the old souk of Jbeil- Lebanon.
My SketchesWhat follows will be a glance at some uncompleted projects, that weren't yet executed or are still on hold, that I named as sketches as it gives only the idea of the job concept, without any further detail. Most of them were under client recommendation but without execution details; they could have minor changes once approved for construction.
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