I graduated with an architecture degree from the University of East London in 2013. Since then, I have developed an interest in the culture of making and the experimental approach to architecture. I enjoy getting my hands dirty most of the time. I am also a very detail oriented and analytical person (next time you see me with a frown on my face, I’m probably coming up with one of the world’s brightest ideas!). My top 1 strength is “Input”. Therefore, most of the time I tempt to collect necessary and unnecessary stuff. This includes and is not limited to fabrics samples, boarding passes, badges, empty perfumes bottles, and of course information. I worked in different architectural practices where I gained extensive experience in the field. I also worked for three years in academia, where I really appreciated the concept of giving and benefiting others. I am currently working as a creative director and co-founder of MAZJ; a co-working space in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia specialized for architects and designers.
Below are some examples of my work which vacillated between exploring with digital fabrication and traditional craftsmanship.
1:1 Monocoque Structure¶
This project is a prototype for the monocoque wooden technique used in the making of the world war II planes. I got to explore this technique during my final year at University, in which I later adopted in the design of my final building proposal.
Informed Clay: Robotic 3d printing¶
This project is the result of a 3 days workshop in which we explored the process of matter-code-machine interaction to examine the potentiality of creating full scale clay objects using robotic 3d printing technology.