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MENAFN - Arab News - 19/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Several female students at dar al-hekma college showcased innovative house designs for affordable living at the institution's two-day architecture exhibition this week.

the models of habitats presented by the young architects which they hope to turn into reality some day had a mix of traditional and modern architecture while focusing on the needs of the people who would live there.

'i love the modern building that has a lot of hijazi design and decoration" rawand madani a second year architecture student who had three projects on display told arab news.

madani said she appreciates modern architecture that is related to saudi society the community and islam. 'let us make our own modern architecture something that is related to this country" she said.

lara al-khouli a third year student said architects should create low cost energy efficient houses for shelter.

yara sobhi another third year student visited bin laden street in jama district and designed affordable housing units for the area with fellow students. they also ensured people with disabilities could access the buildings.

they created housing projects mimicking animals from nature including the ladybug and starfish. they copied the shell of the ladybug that protects its wings underneath and the vascular system of the starfish that acts as a hydraulic system.

sobhi said they studied these two creatures and created concept homes using recycled paper. 'everything that is used is recycled and is recyclable" she said.

samia khan a fourth year student said that architecture could be used to help the poor. 'in this way it ia very fulfilling profession" she said.

mariam dandachi a third year student would like one day to design and build structures recognized by the public. her exhibit is a project designed by students from dar al-hekma and colorado university for middle class people across the river in denver.

mona helmy an assistant professor and one of the founders of the architecture program said this was the first solo exhibition of the college's students.

the models were prepared at the college's special workshop. 'we were the first to have a model architecture shop for educational purposes. we have advanced technology that is being used at some of the biggest architectural firms" she said.

she said that dar al-hekma students are redeveloping part of the jeddah corniche with the municipality.

yasmin arslan instructor at the department and head of the exhibition said she was proud of her students. "many people from foreign universities visited the exhibition and were all very impressed with the students' ideas and projects especially because we don't have any students graduating yet or working out in the field."

'i believe we are going to see big changes in saudi arabia especially after our first group of students graduate and go out to work."

sherin sameh an instructor at the college and an organizer of the exhibition said that the main objective was for students to present their work to the public.

'throughout the year students only see the academic side. so this exhibition gives them an opportunity to see the professional side by meeting professional architects and interacting with experts in the field."


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