Archive for August, 2011

The Atelier: A Presentation & Discussion with Architect Saifullah Sami

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Sunday, 21st August 2011 | 12:00 noon

The Atelier is a platform for informal interaction between the students and teachers of Architecture in Karachi. The brainchild of civil engineer, Hamid Khan, and architect and educator, Sheba Akhtar, the Atelier seeks to nurture the love of learning in the fields of architecture and design, by facilitating dialogue between all those who seek such learning. By bringing together students, teachers and practitioners, there is an exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills, which is beneficial to all. The Atelier was launched in Hamid and Sheba’s basement and T2F is delighted to be an additional venue for its lectures and workshops.

Habib University CampusHabib University City Campus is being designed by the Karachi-based architecture firm Ahed Associates, with Saifullah Sami as Project Architect. The university will be a 450,000 square feet commuting campus situated on a 6.79 acre site in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. Three faculties; Science and Engineering, Arts and Humanities, and Entrepreneurship will together impart a liberal arts education in a country where these diverse disciplines are typically isolated in specialized institutions. Construction starts later this year and is expected to be complete in 2013.

As it nears its construction phase, the design process for Habib University draws on a range of tools available to architects today, both traditional and time-tested as well as those redefining contemporary practice. Through a slide presentation and lecture, Saifullah Sami shares his experience working on the project and seeks to initiate an engaging discussion on the architecture of the University as well as on the larger context within which it will be built.

Date: Sunday, 21st August, 2011
Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.