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Sustainable architectural design for a residence located in El-Fayoum Governorate nearby Qaroun lake.
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First sketch 
From where should we start?!
A very old naive question jumped in to my head... while I am approaching my first real project!
A woman is asking me to build her the residence of her dreams...how shall it look like, what shall it express!

A statement:
I reached a decision... I am not going to design a building.
I‘m going to build an imaginary “scene” in the real world.
In-door & out-door
 
This is one of several trials trying to blend in-door & out-door spaces. The continuity of the structural walls achieved an integration between in/outdoor spaces that created a new form of intermediate space that is not totally closed nor open.
 
The connection between in - out is no longer achieved through windows; instead the whole north and south facades had become completely free.
A statement:
Free north & south facades deliver a true cross ventilation.
While the east & west work as bearing wall structure.
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Site regulations
Located in El-Fayoum Governorate
Nearby Qaroun lake
Resources

from the first day, I figured out that it’s impossible to beat the shortage of money without looking around carefully and use every suitable material, builders who will definitely know how to use it professionally and the less the distance you cut to supply our site, the more money we’ll definitely save.

In addition, using local material, workers, even structure and visual characteristics will guarantee a sustainable architectural system
 
Building up with stones from “Kouta stone-pit” 30 km from site.
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Abstract structural form
 
The continuous walls along north-south axis act as bearing walls with small inviting openings.
While on the other hand, the north & south facades stands as free facades achieving cross ventilation and Qaroun lake view.
                                                East- west facades                                                                       North - south facades
Ground floor plan
First floor plan
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3D maquette
A visual contrast between the “north-south” facades and the “east-west” facades was a result for the bearing wall structural system & the view- ventilation orientation.
West facade
North facade
North open court
West open court
Thank you
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