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Egyptian architecture came under either the direct influence of the work of foreign architects working in Egypt, or the indirect impact of Western architectural publications as well as the influence of Egyptian scholars trained in Europe. This resulted in the loss of a sense of identity on the part of Egyptian architects and in the nationÂ’s architecture.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 77 months ago in Architecture | +55 votes | 28 comments
The late Hassan Fathy influenced a younger generation of architects, not only in Egypt, but also in the western world. His ideas and philosophy opened opportunities and became a source of inspiration for architects to recognise and appreciate their traditional architecture.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 77 months ago in Architecture | +43 votes | 34 comments
Religious architecture has an apparent decline because of the socio-economic and technological changes, which affected the religious sense of human. In the past, architects expressed their faith in their religious buildings, including the Byzantine architect in the design of the basilica.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 78 months ago in Architecture | +39 votes | 27 comments
This series of articles considers research methods one can use at MasterÂ’s level and beyond. I want to talk about the realities of doing an extended research project and to give you some practical advice based on personal experience. IÂ’m going to discuss some of the techniques I used in my PhD. My research was in architectural history, but IÂ’ll explain some of the techniques of historical research which you might consider using in your work. IÂ’ll also try to give you generic ...
Published by MJ5446 69 months ago in Architecture | +38 votes | 11 comments
In the early 1980s, community architecture movement and public participation has emerged and became one of the most significant trends which played a key role in contemporary architectural debate. Community architecture has emerged as a powerful force for change in the creation and management of human settlement as well as involving the active participation of people in the development of their own environment.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 78 months ago in Architecture | +38 votes | 29 comments
Jukkasjärvi is a small village in Sweden, which lies about two hundred kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. The village is famous worldwide for its amazing
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 78 months ago in Architecture | +37 votes | 37 comments
One of the new architectural ideas presented during the forum was the 'Cloud'. It is an imaginative architectural project that reflect on the tradition of the region along with the highly progressed technology in building industry.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 78 months ago in Architecture | +36 votes | 40 comments
A sustainable skyscraper is the building, whose design team have achieved a balance between environmental, economic and social issues at all stages, including design, construction, and operation.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 72 months ago in Architecture | +35 votes | 27 comments
The Umayyads Dynasty in Spain (675-1031) reached the peak of its power at the time of the caliph Abd al-Rahman 111 (929-961). The caliph Abd al-Rahman 111 initiated the construction of the city in 936 and after his death in 961, his son, Al-Hakam 11 continued the work in the city. In 1010, Medinat Al-Zahra, which was once the symbol of the caliphÂ’s power, and flourished for approximately 80 years was destroyed by rebellious Berber clans from North Africa. The city was buried for almost 900 y...
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 69 months ago in Architecture | +34 votes | 29 comments
The problem of alienation in most of the Third World countries was the result of both foreign colonial domination in the past and the impact of the Industrial Revolution in changing the socio-economic and cultural structures of these countries. After these countries gained their independence, they adopted alien styles in their architecture and town planning rather than reacting positively to their own environment and respecting their cultural heritage.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 70 months ago in Architecture | +33 votes | 20 comments
The wind-catcher is based on a traditional Persian architectural device, which was used to create natural ventilation in buildings. Since the energy crisis of the 1970s, the ecological or sustainable architecture movement dominated architectÂ’s thoughts of realizing buildings that are environmentally relevant to their regions.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 71 months ago in Architecture | +33 votes | 21 comments
The design of houses retained a common architectural language that responded to the human needs, tradition, and culture.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 73 months ago in Architecture | +33 votes | 26 comments
Hassan FathyÂ’s own house is so remarkable because of the way it combined influences, yet transcended them, so implying the ingredients of his own style. The design of FathyÂ’s house possessed sobriety and a noble quality of human scale. Thus all parts were drawn into a symphony of ideas and forms, moods and materials.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 79 months ago in Architecture | +33 votes | 23 comments
Building green skyscrapers remains a controversial issue regarding its ability to promote sustainable urban development. It is believed that skyscrapers can reduce the energy consumption per inhabitant related to transportation.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 72 months ago in Architecture | +32 votes | 14 comments
Fountains and water features are considered as important elements in the designs of architects, landscape architects and urban designers. Beside its role as a decorative sculptural element, fountains create a pleasing atmosphere to the surrounding environment by using water in many different forms, including still, moving, or dancing.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 79 months ago in Architecture | +32 votes | 23 comments
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