10th Semester

ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN MAJOR


ARCH 1001 Design Studio VII – International Urban Design and Landscaping Project
Course Outline
This design studio deals with international urban design and landscaping projects, fitting within larger urban planning contexts- in existing cities or in new cities in arid zones- which the students examine or develop on the macro-scale, depending on the situation. Students are required to design projects that comply with the principles of sustainable development. On the micro-scale, students analyze the impact of economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects on their specific urban design and landscaping projects; they also produce all necessary site and location analysis studies and they thoroughly examine the different complex variables and activities that affect the urban designs and landscaping of their projects.


ARCH 1002 Design Studio VII – Working Drawings
Course Outline
This design studio is closely related to “ARCH 1001 Design Studio VII”. It is the implementation of the international urban design and landscaping project. Students are required to carry out the working drawings and construction documents of the whole project or of a specific part depending on the situation. Students work individually on their projects throughout all design stages: concept design, design development, construction drawings (including detailing up to a scale of 1:1) and tender documents, including bills of quantities and specifications, as well as implementation methods, using up-todate knowledge for design creation, expression and interpretation on an international scale.


ARCH 1003 Advanced Theory of Architecture and Urban Design
Course Outline
This course aims at exploring the multi-faceted nature of modern and contemporary architectural theory. In a lecture series, issues of modern and contemporary architectural theory and their social, economic, political and aesthetic intertwining are highlighted and discussed. The course is linked to the parallel design courses and offers theoretical background to questions regarding architectural and urban design as well as issues of building construction. Students will write and present a research paper about a topic of contemporary architectural theory.


ARCH 1004 Theory of Architecture and Urban Design in Arid Zones
Course Outline
As part of the arid zones line, this seminar explores climate-sensitive design strategies for arid regions by studying current regional and international examples. The seminar will start from vernacular approaches on the building scale to understand sun protection and ventilation concepts, adiabatic cooling, using thermal storage mass to allow amplitude attenuation and phase shift toward the night, shaping the building to reduce the area exposed to the sun. The students will then explore how these can be expanded to the urban scale to mediate between external and internal environments. The seminar will further be informed by the content and topics being pursued in the design studios. The students will study traditional and contemporary projects to produce design guidelines for arid climates with the aim to develop energy-efficient buildings with a high thermal comfort and according neighborhood models further defined by the qualities of the public spaces they enable.


ARCH 1000 Elective Seminar II
List of Elective Courses:
o History of international and modern Architecture
o Economics and Feasibility Studies
o Environmental Impact Assessment I, II
o Special Programs and Strategies (Low cost housing, preservation of historical monuments) I, II
o Architectural Criticism
o Quality Control Systems
o Methods of Value Engineering
o Theory, planning and Design methods of Landscaping
o Regional Landscape Planning
o Natural Protectorates and National Parks
o Architecture, Design Guidelines, New Cities
o Architecture and City Branding
o Sustainable Urban Development
o Urban renewal and Urban reconstruction
o Statistics and Quantitative Methods
o Market Analysis for Real Estate Development
o Advanced Urban Economics
o Participatory Methods in Planning
o Strategic Planning
o International Urban Design
o Theories and Methodologies of City Planning
o Public Building Design: Theories and Methodologies
o Residential Building Design: Theories and Methodologies
o Building Reuse


 

 

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND INTEGRATED DESIGN MAJOR


BTECH 1001 Design Studio VII - Architecture
Course Outline
This design studio concentrates on the design of a specific building typology, in this case: industrial buildings within larger urban contexts, either in existing cities or in new cities in arid zones. Students are required to design projects, which are multi-functional and multi-faceted, covering many dimensions and focusing on principles of sustainable design, as well as contemporary architecture theories, movements and technologies, while integrating renewable energies in their designs.


BTECH 1002 Design Studio VII – Working Drawings
Course Outline
This design studio is closely related to “BTECH 1001 Design Studio VII”. It is the implementation of the architectural design project. Students are required to carry out the working drawings and construction documents of the industrial building. Students work individually on their projects throughout all design stages: concept design, design development, construction drawings (including building elements detailing up to a scale of 1:1) and tender documents, including bills of quantities and specifications, as well as implementation methods, using up-to-date knowledge for design creation, expression and interpretation. The project is multi-disciplinary and the students focus on the coordination between the architectural design and the engineering design of the building.


BTECH 1003 Renewable Energy Technologies in Buildings
Course Outline
The world is being faced with a major challenge to alleviate the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere to save the earth from catastrophic implications of the continuous increase of the average temperature, due to the increase in Greenhouse Gas emissions. Renewable Energy Technology has been regarded as an alternative to fossil fuel for energy generation, and hence, helps decrease the footprint of buildings. This however, may be faced with several challenges. Renewable Energy Technologies in Buildings introduces students to the different initiatives to boost the implementation of RET in buildings in Egypt, as well as Worldwide. This also involves the critical analysis of the different initiatives and the investigation of concepts such as Energy Efficiency in the MENA region. Students will work in groups to analyse a number of case studies and build a portfolio of a number of distinguished buildings in Egypt and Worldwide, which implements RET in buildings.


BTECH 1000 Elective Seminar II
List of Elective Courses:
o Economics and Feasibility Studies
o Environmental Impact Assessment I, II
o Special Programs and Strategies (Low cost housing, preservation of historical monuments) I, II
o Operating and Maintaining Buildings and Urban Settlements
o Construction Project Specifications and Bids
o Techniques of Planning, Scheduling and Control
o Quality Control Systems
o Tenders, Cost Analysis and Contract Management
o Methods of Value Engineering
o Statistics and Quantitative Methods
o Market Analysis for Real Estate Development
o Project Management/ Construction Management
o Advanced Construction Methods
o Façade Engineering
o Light-Weight Structures
o Uses of Renewable Energy
o Detailing methodologies of Building Elements
o Advanced Environmental Control Systems

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