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Unconditional Love

BY UMER NADEEM QURESHI
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Umer Nadeem Qureshi showcases his sketchful journey of automobiles that he has been taking for the past 20 years and still discovering more out of it.

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Breaking Barriers- You Only Live Once

BY IRUM JAVAID
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Irum Javaid introduces Cars virtual modification company (YOLO AUTOMODS) for the 1st time in Pakistan. Where the motto is 'You chose, we design'.

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From sand rails to space frames, a 45 year journey.

BY JAWAID IBRAHIM
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Not only does he own a few classic cars like a 1956 Cadillac Fleetwood, but Jawaid Ibrahim is also known for building his own creations based on classic and other vehicles. He shows us what every car lover dreams of, a collection of vintage and classic cars which he has collected over a lifetime.

 

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Falling in love with a smoker aur uss kay hippie tareeqay

BY HARIS AZIZ
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

A story about how a friend and Haris Aziz rescued a 1964 Vespa, couldn't decide what to do with it and then did the most ridiculous thing ever. 

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Nudity and Midlife

BY DR. AWAIS SIRAJ
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Dr. Awais Siraj tells his tale of how he successfully operated on his car to turn a VW into a buggy. The tiresome process and the hiccups did not stop him from accomplishing what he had set out to.

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Projects of LWC

BY ALI HAIDER
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Ali Haider shows the projects of Lonewolf Customz, a customization workshop that has specialized in customizing everything and anything based on their customers’ requirements and desires.

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Making The Right Turn

BY ADIL NAEEM
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Adil Naeem is a dreamer who has turned his passion into his work. A tinkerer of cars since the age of ten tells us the story of his love for engines, speed and noise and how he overcame obstacles to become one of the most renowned names in the automobile circle of Islamabad.

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Defining Architecture Through Space, Articulation & Materials

BY FAISAL ARSHAD
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Faisal Arshad talks about space articulation and materials in his projects, including his lake-house passion project. Space utilization, materials, nostalgia, nature, cultural values, family and even language all tie into his ideas of what architectural projects and their essence is all about.  Mr. Arshad's large collection of design and participation in architecture design all around the world bring wisdom and experience that makes for a great talk.

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The Walls

BY MURTAZA BILAL AHMAD
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

As a freelance architect, one is perhaps more free to engage with opportunities than when one is an employee at someone else’s firm; you can afford to take risks and pursue novel solutions to interesting problems. All of this feeds into developing an indigenous language for one’s own practice and creative expression. As architecture is firmly rooted in real world parameters, it is imperative that one understands the context within which the practice is taking place. This is not only restricted to physical parameters/contexts such as the environment and the terrain but also abstract concerns such as the desires of the client and their hopes and expectations. However, it’s not always easy. There are days when one does not want to deal with each and every trivial thing, opting to only pay attention to the creative ‘good’ stuff. However, it is important to remember that these so called ‘trivialities’ are necessary to the creative process. This presentation by Murtaza Bilal Ahmad is about striking that balance and the practice of architecture in general.
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Architecture and Public Spaces: Our perceptions, context, cultural and social resposibility

BY FAWAD SUHAIL ABBASI
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Communal spaces are about nurturing change. Public spaces are healthy interventions in the growth of a city, they always benefit arts and culture, they help bring people together to enjoy the city and each other. Fawad Suhail Abbasi talks about the role of architects in public spaces and what a perfect public space looks like.

 

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Pakistan's Metro Systems - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

BY AWAIS AQDUS
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

The presentation by Awais Aqdus is about the metro systems that have been and are being constructed in Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, etc. Having such massive structures running through the city while the only purpose these forms are serving is an extra lane, solely to drive a bus. Comparing our metro system to those present in Rome, Berlin, London, is it necessary for us to show these massive bridges and is the urban space they have occupied justified? How does this affect our urban fabric? 

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Expressions and Reflections - Culture through Architecture

BY GHOUSIA HUSSAIN AHMED
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

The best way to understand a traditional building’s architecture is to is to understand the culture that is reflected by it. Almost all countries have their societal and cultural values reflected in their architecture. This presentation by Ghousia Hussain Ahmed is about understanding the influence of culture on architecture that she has experienced during her travels across Pakistan and Europe. 

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