Architecture Thesis | LANDSCAPE AS BUILDING

Project

LANDSCAPE AS BUILDING

Category ARCHITECTURE UNDERGRAD THESIS
Location BHIT KHORI, KARACHI NEAR MUBARAK VILLAGE
Project Area 9 ACRES

 

Student HIRA REHMAN
University DAWOOD UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

ENHANCING SEA EXPERIENCE THROUGH ARCHITECTURE; A WATER SPORT RETREAT EXPLORING THE SEA

Introduction 

The sea is as near as we come to another world”
Anne Stevenson  
‘SAMANDAR’… A word that appears almost immediately in mind when one thinks of the city Karachi. From the vibrant marine life to the incredible seascapes, Karachi is a city blessed with natural beauty, a city that attracts people from all over the country. Pakistan has a major opportunity to promote tourism through exploring sea in numerous ways. So in order to getaway – to relax & to recharge there’s no need to book a flight but just an hour or two drive to the beach where the nature lets you unwind.

MAIN OBJECTIVE 

• To promote the Sahil-e-Samandar & enhance the sea experience through Architecture
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE
• To develop a well-developed retreat space that could provide a sense of safety along with all the on & off shore recreational activities in spite of it being in a distant area.
• To involve the community living nearby in the program to minimize their earning issues.
• To conserve the ecology and not to create a hazardous space just for the sake of recreation

Project Brief 

This Thesis Explores The Concept Of Landscape As Building Which Lead The Idea To Keep The Raw Exposure Of The Site Intact Physically And Visually As Possible. The Linear Planning Is Done In Respond To The Topography Of The Site. Since The Site Was A Bit Challenging With Just A Small Portion As Sandy Beach And The Rest As The Sloppy Rocky Beach, The Zoning Is Done Accordingly. The Modular Planning Is Done With Respect To The Context And Most Of The Building Is Hidden Creating Minimum Visual Impact. The Project Introduces Water Sport Facilities To The Public In Order To Provide Them An Incentive To Visit The Sea And Not Just To Get Tanned. It Additionally Initiates The Coral Plantation Program To Raise The Awareness Of The Importance Of Marine Life Through Entertainment.

 

SITE ANALYSIS 

CASE STUDY

 

Concept Design 

CHALETS 

UNDERWATER RESTAURANT  

SCALE MODEL

 

 

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