• MArch

    A. Ryan Coleman
    Alix Daguin
    Aubrey Davidson
    Benjamin Leavitt
    Blake Hudelson
    Cesar Adrian Lopez
    Clara Tresgallo
    Clarissa Urquico
    Dane Bunton
    David Fredlund
    Desiree Fox
    Edgardo Peña
    Garrett Ryan Miller
    Greg Baker
    Hadit Mejia Castro
    Jaime Pangelinan
    Jasmine Zhou
    Kenneth Lin
    Kristina Kotlier
    Lawrence Davidson
    Lee Seon Hou
    Matthew Arnold
    Michael Atherton
    Mulhem Khogeer
    Nastaran Mousavi
    Osma Dossani
    Philip Jones
    Sarah Lucy Estephan
    Tammy LePham
    Zachary Moore

  • Mulhem Khogeer - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Mulhem Khogeer

    Thesis - Close up Section
    Thesis - Program Investigation
    Studio3 - Mission Housing
    Studio3 - Mission Housing
    Studio3 - Mission Housing
    Studio3 - Mission Housing
    CBD - Port Porch
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    Thesis - Close up Section

    "Hot Spots"

    the Resilient Architecture

    Thesis - Program Investigation

    Moments of Overlap

    Logistical complexity and Solutions

    Studio3 - Mission Housing

    Main Approach

    SF Hills

    Studio3 - Mission Housing

    Units composition

    Double Skin Exploration

    Studio3 - Mission Housing

    "Hanged Courts"

    Vertical element exploitation

    Studio3 - Mission Housing

    Unit Interior Shot

    CBD - Port Porch

    Terminal View

    City Scape

    CBD - Port Porch

    Farmers Market interior shot

    CBD - Port Porch

    Building Systems

    CBD - Port Porch

    Wall Sections

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    Thesis Abstract

    An integral tradition within the annual pilgrimage to Mecca — Hajj — is the acknowledgement that every Muslim is equal no matter their socio-economic status. However, a closer examination of the day-to-day activities of these pilgrims, three million of whom amass in the nearby town of Mina over the course of five days, reveals the extreme range of diversity in activities between these various populations. Yet currently, unity only happens during the rituals. Pilgrims are being separated in their camps by ethnicity. Therefore, segregations happen on the daily routine bases. And to add to the misery, existing urban fabric of the city of Mina that supports this extreme range of diversity is so flat, horizontal and generic. Camps are over-simplified, highways and networks does not cope-up with the logistical complexity of the event. And to avoid conflicts and for control purposes, officials now-a-day separate all these pilgrims by their ethnicity. And so unity only happens during the rituals. Which totally contradicts the main concept of Hajj.
    This thesis will be discovering and unfolding key moments of greater pressure or potential for crisis, by zooming-in and looking at smaller scale sites within Mina. Hot spots or pockets within camps that are already close to breakage/fragile to fluctuations. Allowing for “events” to be the trigger for architectural innovations.