Saturday, February 14, 2015

NED Workshop 2015



Workshop at NED, Karachi from 9th – 13th February 2015
Title: Geometry in Design
Taught by: Taimoor K. Mumtaz

Introduction:
Although geometry plays a prominent part in Pakistan’s heritage in the visual arts in general and architecture in particular, but its teaching as a design tool in the schools of art & architecture is disappointingly limited. It can and should be a strong element in a Pakistani architect’s design repertoire. This workshop aims to be an introduction to the study of this facet of our heritage and its application to contemporary design.

Aim, Objectives & Teaching Method:
The use of geometry in design can be divided into three main components:
i) Geometry as pattern for architectural  surfaces or elements like lattice jails in various materials.
ii) Geometry as a tool for laying-out, constructing or drawing forms and elements.
iii) Geometry as a method for achieving harmony of proportions in forms and spaces.


This Workshop focuses primarily on the first of these elements i.e. Geometry as pattern for surfaces and elements. The other two elements would be introduced through lecture presentations. The primary aim of the Workshop is to equip students with basic geometric tools and concepts as well as the application of these to design. This would be achieved through drawing, model-making and a site visit to a contemporary design project.






Thursday, January 1, 2015

Shirin Jinnah Colony Clinic - Part-II


Tree of Life - Momin Adamjee Center in Shireen... by sinatrust



Link to an article on a clinic-design approach similar to that of SINA Clinics:

Primary Health Clinic at Shirin Jinnah Colony Karachi

Client: SINA Health, Education & Welfare Trust 

Outline Design Drawings





Clinic Opening Ceremony 24th April 2014

Beri tree & Dispensary Window




View of Treatment Room from Court


Waiting Area for Women/Children & Reception Arch


Custom-designed Concrete-tile modular External Dado based on stone carving designs from Makli

Pressed cement floor tiles


Mr & Mrs Adamji (the Donors), Riaz Kamlani CEO SINA & Taimoor K. Mumtaz Architect


First Patient with modular custom-designed colour-concrete lattice jali based on a Mughal stone jali

Monday, September 30, 2013

Inspiring Architecture - Madrasa al-Ghiyathiyya

The Madrasa al-Ghiyathiyya is located in Khargird, a village 147 kilometers southwest of Mashad in Khorasan province. The madrasa takes its name from its founder Pir Ahmad, who was Shah Rukh's (1405-1447) vazir, under the title of Ghiyath al-Din, from 1417 until his death in 1447. Inscriptions reveal that the madrasa was designed and built mainly by the engineer Qavam al-Din Shirazi between 1438-1444. However, he died before its completion, at which time another architect took up the remaining work. The calligrapher, Jalal al-Din, was the same man who worked on Gauhar Shad's madrasa at Herat.... 



Source: www.archnet.org