Charles Hajj

Build It Back [BIB]

After Hurricane Sandy hit Queens - New York in 2012, Build It Back was launched by the NYC Mayor's office (HRO). It is a resiliency type program that investigates affected dwellings and provides necessary upgrades to improve their living situations and protect from such future natural disasters.

Made-IN-Chinatown

Unlike other cities, Chinatown-NYC has a unique character. What started off as a textile manufacturing district became a main hub for selling fake merchandise. Counterfeiting Activities and the new Manufacturing District of Chinatown - Manhattan studies the existing typologies of the area in order to learn and understand what makes it so interesting.

Wedding Pavillion

On one of Italy's magestic mountains Castle de Rosciano laucnhes a competition searching for a wedding pavillion to help transform its wedding scenary to an all year long experience.

Active Line

Decades after the civil war took place, Lebanon rails are still to operate again. "Active line" addresses the importance of reviving the abandonned tracks by investigating the first potential station in the Beirut area and its advantages on the public sector.

Habitactory

Looking into contemporary forms of living and working, "Habitactory" is a collective Working-Living hybrid in Hamburg - Germany. In response to Europan 2017 competition.

Amtrak - ATL

One of the main railway companies "Amtrak" in the United States begins to renovate and/or extened its train stations to meet ADA requirements. This example is the Atlanta-Amtrak station.

ICE LAB

A scientific research facility studying climate change operates somewhere on the Greenland territory, in extreme environement and site conditions.

Stateless Bodies

How can designers add to the conversation about displacement and forced migration? Through graphical representations, drawing real time life events in layers (movement, resources, borders, settelments, etc.) in order to understand such impact and make it more visible to societies.

FAT THEORY

There are many buildings that contain unefficient and unused spaces that in this case are considered as FAT spaces. This sequence of projects investigate these FAT conditions at different scales to try to understand and learn from each of them.