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Elysian - Thesis Display Architecture and Design Dept


The Department of Architecture & Design at CIIIT, Islamabad is proudly presenting Elysian – Thesis Show 2017 on 21st June 2017.  Thesis work by 29 students of Bachelor of Architecture and 17 students of Bachelor of Design will be put on display for a week-long exhibition. The opening ceremony is scheduled to be held on 21st June 2017, 5 pm and is expected to be attended by distinguished guests including designers, artists and architects from the industry and academia.

 A wide range of topics were chosen by the students to work on during their thesis year. This included regional design projects such as Rebuilding of Resiliency: A Community Centre for Muzaffarad (Mishal Arshad), Visitor Interpretation and Archeological Research Centre at Tavila (Khulda Amir) and Waterfront Nature Resort at Khanpur (Hira Irshad). Also, part of the list are some projects analyzing the urban issues facing the twin cities; these include, Transit Urban Park at Faizabad (Nehal Fatima), A Vertical Street (Fizza Amjad) and Socially Responsive Architecture in the Public Realm (Ayesha Sajid). Other projects consider ideas of better living, learning and working environments such as, Place for Children (Amal Tariq), Collaborative Learning Space (Noor Malik), Humanized Working Environments (Ammad Yaqub) among others.

The Bachelor of Design degree offers a diverse range of design disciplines that are taught throughout the 04- year program. The thesis topics, like every year, therefore, have an exciting range of ideas and applications; some of the this year’s thesis projects include a series of Illustrations titled “The Realm of Happiness” by Khadija Ahmad, an animated short film “The Thunder Cookie” by Daniyal Aaamir, a Photography project “Bazaars of Rawalpindi” by Amina Karim, a series of installations “The Power of a Dot” by Anum Arshad among many others.

The students’ work has so far received praise in terms of quality of work, attention to detail and the overall professional attitude of presentation. The exhibition will remain open to public till 7th Jul 2017 (will be closed during Eid holidays).

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