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Study on the visual performance of a traditional residential neighborhood in old Cairo

Almaiyah, Sura and Elkadi, Hisham 2011, Study on the visual performance of a traditional residential neighborhood in old Cairo, in Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Deakin University, School of Architecture & Building, Geelong, Vic., pp. 82-92.

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Title Study on the visual performance of a traditional residential neighborhood in old Cairo
Author(s) Almaiyah, Sura
Elkadi, Hisham
Conference name Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia International Conference : Architecture @ the Edge (2011 : Geelong, Vic.)
Conference location Geelong, Vic.
Conference dates 18-21 Sep. 2011
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Editor(s) Elkadi, Hisham
Xu, Leilei
Coulson, James
Publication date 2011
Conference series Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia International Conference : Architecture @ the Edge
Start page 82
End page 92
Publisher Deakin University, School of Architecture & Building
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) Cairo
radiance IES simulation modelling tool
architecture
Summary Traditional dwellings located in the hot arid zones of the Arabian regions are well known for their sensitive architectural response to the region’s climatic conditions and socio-cultural norms. The majority of these dwellings are well recognized for their courtyard arrangement and perforated fenestration system that evolved to control the harsh solar, climatic conditions without compromising the aesthetic quality of space and occupants’ wellbeing. However, the unique visual characteristics of these structures cannot be fully appreciated by assessing the visual performance of buildings in isolation from their urban context. Given the fact that much of the character of the traditional settlements of this region came from the collective visual perception of their architectural components as well as urban patterns. This paper presents a methodology that can be used to assess daylight behaviour at an architectural level as well as at an urban scale. The work examines the daylight behaviour of a well-known historic alleyway and of a courtyard house in the old city of Cairo. The variability in the visual perception and comfort for a typical pedestrian street and the occupants of the house was predicted using Radiance IES simulation modelling tool and a scaled model under an artificial sky dome. A comparative analysis between simulated results and measured values at target points was conducted and the results reveal a reasonable agreement with the simulation results. Preliminary results from the first phase of modelling were presented that give an insight into the overall visual experience in the traditional settlements in the Old City of Cairo where daylight has contributed to the place unique sense of identity.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9780958192552
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, Sura Almaiyah and Hisham Elkadi
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042349

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