M+M Alphabet هو برنامج يوفر للطلاب فرصة للتعلم عن الهندسة المعمارية والتصميم، وصناعة النماذج الفعلية، وعرض أعمالهم. يهدف هذا البرنامج إلى دمج التمثيل الرقمي، والتصميم المعماري، وطرق التصنيع في مجموعة واسعة من الأدوات والتقنيات. في نهاية البرنامج، يتم دعوة الطلاب لعرض أعمالهم التصميمية واستقبال الانتقادات من معماريين ومصممين بارزين.

  • Cycle 1: 30 June – 18 July 2024 | Cycle 2: 21 July – 8 August 2024
  • Target Audience: Grades 9 to 12
  • Program hours: 12:30-4:30 PM
  • Fees: 4900 SAR
  • Location: Alfaisal University Campus
Program Description

In the realm of architectural design, two primary elements define the essence of a structure: its creation ('Making') and its significance ('Meaning'). The M+M Alphabet seeks to explore this intricate relationship, serving as a guide to the foundational principles that bind the process of creation with the depth of significance.

The M+M Alphabet isn't just a lexicon but a philosophy. It aims to bridge the tangible with the intangible, grounding architectural designs in both their physicality and their profound implications, ultimately bringing clarity to the intertwined dance of 'Making' and 'Meaning' in architecture.

The M+M Alphabet is a program that provides students with an opportunity to learn about architecture and design, make physical models, and display their work. This course is aimed at integrating digital representation, architectural design, and fabrication methods into a wide variety of tools and techniques. At the end of the course, students are invited to exhibit their design work and receive criticism from prominent architects and designers.

Weekly Detailed Description

Week 1
Form Making and Meaning M+M
  • Day 1: Introduction to M+M Alphabet + Making form Theory.
  • Day 2: Exploring the simplified form.
  • Day 3: Exploring from aggregation.
  • Day 4: Orthographic projection + Demonstrate the form using orthographic Drawing.
Week 2
The Science of Investigation: Unleashing the Power of Research
  • Day 1: Transformation Theory.
  • Day 2 and Day 3: Exploring the form transformation.
  • Day 4: Demonstrate the transformed form, using orthographic Drawing.
Week 3
Fabrication and Representation
  • Day 1: Fabrication techniques.
  • Day 2 and Day 3: Fabricated the transformed form (Making and Meaning M+M), form Representation
  • Day 4: Presentation & Jury

Track Director


Dr. Abdulrahamn Alymani

Assistant Professor in Architecture Engineering

Director of (CM-iTAD) Research Lab

Director of Making and Meaning: An Architectural Alphabet (M+M Alphabet)

Dr. Abdulrahman Alymani, an Assistant Professor at Alfaisal University, leads the Computational Methods and Intelligent Technology in Architecture and Design (CM-iTAD) Research Lab. With a PhD from Cardiff University, UK, and an MArch from Sci-Arc, USA, his research focuses on AI and ML applications in architecture, particularly in understanding building-environment interactions. Passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration, he pioneers innovative solutions, bridging architecture with computer science, landscape architecture, and urban planning.


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