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Ibrahim Rajah

Ibrahim Rajah

London, GB

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Aikido Tower (2011)

Final Year (Undergraduate) Project Portfolio

Residential Tower Project

Comprised of a 6x30m area to include upto 40 private residential and a public facility

Incorporated within the design, an aikido institute, a building which teaches Japanese martial arts.

Aikido being defined, or translated as,  'The way of harmonious spirit'. Not to oppose direct force, but to convert and redirect that moving force effortlessly. This was the underlying theme and element which was harnessed in the design process. The buildings floor plan and layouts were comprised from movements of the feet and their placement during combat and actual counters and throws and landing procedures. The subtleties were developed upon to provide a tier system of learning aikido through a progression through the building itself. Other elements from Japanese culture were also taken into consideration when developing the building for consistency and development, such as the  use of an origami wall, developed primarily to distribute cool/warm air naturally through folded air vents throughout the building, from training rooms to living quarters.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: University of Greenwich

 
Conceptual Idea
Conceptual Idea
Origami Wall
Origami Wall
Distributing Heat
Distributing Heat
How it works
How it works
Aesthetics
Aesthetics
2Bed Vertical Living space
2Bed Vertical Living space
Model of a residential Unit
Model of a residential Unit
Unit Orientation
Unit Orientation
Combining Units
Combining Units
Learning Aikido through Furniture!
Learning Aikido through Furniture!
Public Spaces
Public Spaces
Roof Gardens
Roof Gardens
Sectional View
Sectional View

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