Hafsa Ahmed

Architecture (Foundation Entry)

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About me

I am originally from the East Midlands and decided to study in the North to gain valuable insights into the world of architecture enrolling onto the BSc Architecture Foundation Entry course.

Whilst studying architecture I overcame many initial obstacles and as a hard-working and conscientious student have enjoyed designing an art gallery. I have completed each module using an approach that was unique to my personality and aimed to project my own style and expression within each module. I attended model-making workshops and tutorial sessions with the opportunity to create sketches, drawings and architectural models reflecting my many ideas. I was optimistic whilst maintaining a level of curiosity for my work, with the future design development process and outcome of my projects.

For further enquiries please contact: Hafsa.ahmedd1@icloud.com

My art gallery design is a culturally led art space that can also function as a social space. The gallery is at the heart of the campus and welcomes visitors, being situated close to the main road. The artwork exhibited is intended for the community of Preston celebrating creativity amongst culture, allowing it to be explored and admired by all. The gallery accommodates a maximum of ten exhibition spaces showcasing each cultural factor in more depth. The series of exhibition spaces will display items using modular walls to enable the rooms to be adapted for further exhibitions if necessary.

My Final model represented the key formations and ideas of what I had in mind for my gallery. I incorporated the glass aspect I had always aimed towards for an 'open' look to visitors.

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An image representing the idea of the interiors, exhibition rooms and part of the main ramped stairs going through and across the building for visitor access.

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The rooftop open balcony garden area was a design I liked, to enable more interaction to occur within the visitors and viewers.

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My Contemporary Art designs.

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Sketches using mixed media's and designs.

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Some sketches representing possible gallery ideas.

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My 10 Concept Model ideas.

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More images of my concept models at different angles.

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Images of my models at different point of views

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First, Second and Third Floorplans.

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Keywords: culture, gallery, community