6th Semester

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Course Outline
This is an introductory to algorithmic architecture with focus on parametric modelling. This course is to prepare students for modelling architectural geometry through the development of parametric schemes for architecture. Topics in parametric architecture include numerical data sets, functions, Boolean data types, vectors and planes, parametric spaces, deformations and morphing. Fabrication of resulting complicated forms; topics include exporting data to data sheet, laser cutting and manufacturing, labeling, and assembly.

ARCH 602 Design Studio IV
Course Outline
This studio requires the design of more complex projects, for example a museum, a library, a hotel; or a small urban design project with focus on detailing; or projects with demanding context (building in an existing structure, building extension, refurbishment…). Students are offered urban and architectural design projects, which deal with the building context: how people perceive the urban environment, how buildings fit contextually into existing circumstances, and how outdoor spaces relate to built forms. It demonstrates the role of urban design in shaping urban environments and the relationship between urban design and architecture.

ARCH 603 Surveying
Course Outline
This course introduces the basics of surveying theory. Students learn how to record field data, data representation, scales and measurement units, field sketches, electronic methods of linear measurements, Azimuth methods of observing angles and their associated errors, digital mapping production and contouring. The course involves field work, survey planning and associated survey calculations, as well as an introduction to 3D scanning of buildings.

UP 601 Theory of Urban Planning
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The purpose of the course is to introduce the origins of the city throughout history and the forces that affect its growth. The course concentrates on the origins of the modern city, enabling students to differentiate between urban patterns and understand the factors that shape the city (political, social, economic, cultural, and religious). This is done through comparative analysis and case studies. This course aims at demonstrating the evolution of planning concepts and planning theory and to review the major planning tools available to control growth and development of land in urban areas.

UP 602 Housing
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This course introduces housing issues in developing countries, characterized y rapid growth of towns and cities, demonstrating different ways of planning and organizing the built environment. Topics cover housing system typologies, housing policies in Egypt, housing and economic aspects, finance, technological considerations, social factors, and priorities. Housing fundamentals are reinforced through case studies.

UP 603 Introduction to Urban Sociology
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This course introduces a theoretical approach for examining various urban environments and settings in relation to users’ behavioural patterns and ethnicity. It examines traditional urban settings faced with modernization and contemporary challenges, spatial location and urban growth in relation to environmental, social, cultural and historic shaping factors. The course includes field work and research analysis, as well as cross-cultural comparisons.