Crystal City
RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND BY  NR ELHADEDY

The crystal city is the initial conceptual idea for a residential compound in new capital in Cairo , The project is located on an area of 138,096 sqm, The project comprises of residential buildings, a strip mall, and a recreational central area .
Since the compound will take place in a new city with a new futuristic aspirations , we thought to offer the residents a new concept for home and approach this project with unpredictable theme .
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So the theme will reflect essential futuristic identity as well as an inspiring new environment and some sought-after features . First step was to translate those aspirations using a basic singular module unit , instead of taking the traditional way of using the uniformed shapes like squares and circles ,, etc.  We went after a more complex yet still uniformed  shape like triangle or a set of triangle together  , and with triangles we created our main module alternatives ( Octahedron , Icosahedron ,and Dodecahedron ) or we call it simply the crystal module.
The creation of the shape was quite critical and new to us , so we wanted to test the project scale on a handmade model to see if the building in the layout will be as we expected in a human scale .
once the model was satisfying enough and the master plan was organized accordingly ,and we went further on trying to solve the residential units using  ( octahedron , icosahedron ,and dodecahedron ) and provided different alternatives .

Well we all agreed that it was a bit to much for residential compound , which was obvious  from the start , but the processes we went though was very interesting and worth the while , we learned a lot about this particulate geometric  composition. 
We had two ways to start this projects . first one go small and simple and reach out for mediocre solution , or go beyond expectation  and reach a unpredictable yet controversial  solution , and we biked the interesting approach and  simplifying it afterwards, but not the outer way around .
so this project was the first round for a more simpler concept that came after . 
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