THE DWELLER - A COMMUNITY ON THE MARGIN

GRADUATION PROJECT (B.Sc) - AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

The main concept behind my thesis is transforming the margin from an element of division to an opportunity for co-existence by exposing misconceptions. It was based on the self-organizational logic of informality and the needs of the people. The proposal exhibits an additive system that can grow and adapt to its site conditions and inhabitants.

The dweller deals with a hybrid program, combining new dwellings with cultural functions with existing buildings acting as a new landmark which is a communicator to the formal city.

Cairo, Egypt

Students Housing

Dr. Youhansen Eid

Fall / Spring 2014

Community Development

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CELEBRATING THE             
ARCHITECTURE OF THE 
PEOPLE


The dweller deals with a hybrid program, combining new dwellings with cultural functions with existing buildings. The intention is to merge a diverse program into a flexible architectural design that can evolve according to the future needs of the students in the area. The project acts as a new landmark which is a communicator to the formal city.

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