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1st Track : Evolution of Mosque Architecture through the Ages


Recording the different styles of contemporary mosques in Egypt, with Shaikh Zayid and October as an example.

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Towards Islamic Egyptian Architecture (Part III) : The Contemporary Mosques of 6th October & Shaikh Zayid

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Architectural Engineer, Archaeologist, Islamic Art & Architecture Historian, Lecturer. Expert in Computer Aided Design and Graphics, PC hardware, software and systems analysis. Professional practicing architect and interior designer. Design, business and management experience of over 40 years in varied company sizes and different cultures and environments in both local and multi-national levels in: startups of varied business opportunities, management in real estate development, contracting, sales and marketing for real estate, hardware and software computer distribution, exhibitions and conference organization, retail operations, publishing, e-publishing and multimedia. Academic Qualifications • PHD in Islamic Archeology, Cairo University, Egypt, 2011. “Islamic Military Architecture in North Syria during the Mamluk Period, 1258-1517AD” • M.A. Islamic Art and Architecture, American University in Cairo, Egypt 2005. “Notes on Military Architecture in the Ayyubid Period.” • Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA 1988. “Some Uses of CAD for the Design and Visualization of Urban Space and Form.” • B.SC. Architectural Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt 1982. Academic Publications: • Dar al-Munasabat and the Islamic Center, a new type of Islamic Buildings. 2nd International Conference for Sustainable Conservation of Heritage Areas, 3:4 October 2022, October High Institute for Engineering and Technology, دار المناسبات والمركز الإسلامي، نوع جديد من العمائر الإسلامية ، مجلة العمارة والفنون الإنسانية، - MJAF-2212-2915 (R1) 10.21608/MJAF.2023.178396.291 https://mjaf.journals.ekb.eg/article_281943_d3ea9cb6905af24bcd83e74095b2b241.pdf • “ISLAMIC STYLE” SECULAR ARCHITECTURE IN EGYPT - 6TH OCTOBER AND AL-SHAIKH ZAYID AS EXAMPLES, MSA Engineering Journal, 2022. Volume 1, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4 December 2022 , Pages 6-38 • Notes on the architecture and history of the fortifications of the island of Arwad in Syria, Levant, 54:1, 97-123, DOI: 10.1080/00758914.2022.2052659 , 2022. • Interactive Virtual Tours with 3D Spherical Panoramas for recording of buildings for Digital Cultural Heritage and Architecture , المؤتمر الدولي الثلاث لكلية الآثار جامعة الفيوم مصر بالتعاون مع جامعة ماربورج – ألمانيا، التكنولوجيا والرقمنة في حفظ وتوثيق وصيانة الآثا Technology and Digitilization in Preserving Documenting and Conserving Antiquities, Fyoum University Conference, 23-25 May 2022. • IN SEARCH OF A “CONTEMPORARY EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC STYLE” OF ARCHITECTURE: 6TH OCTOBER AND AL-SHAIKH ZAYID AS EXAMPLES. 2019 The 8th international scientific conference of the Architecture Engineering department at the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University [ArchCAIRO8] - Building the Future Now-Rights to Better Living, Architecture & Contexts. 8-10 April 2019 - Four Seasons (Nile Plaza) Hotel, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt. • Digital Techniques for Cultural Heritage and Artifacts Recording. Resourceedings, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 72 - 112, sep. 2019. ISSN 2537-074X. • A 10-Step Design Process for Architectural Design Studios. In: Mateev M., Nightingale J. (eds) Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility—Volume 1. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham. . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32922-8_1 • “Nubian Tradition and the Paradox of Politics”. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, vol. 287 (p.1-23). Publication of the Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE 2018), The Politics of Tradition, Coimbria, Portugal, (in press), with Gabr, Hisham S., El-Begermy, Nouran, and ElSabban, Lamya. • "Shifted Meanings & Cultural Adaptions of Migrated Nubian Settlements," International Conference of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, UK: The Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories & Home. (CD Proceedings (2017)) with Gabr, H. S., and El-Begermy, N. M. • "The Development of Pyrotechnics and Firearms in the Mamluk Period", Periodical of the Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University, 2016. • "The Extent of the Citadel of Cairo in the Ayyubid Period", Mishkah, Supreme Council of Antiquities, in press. • "The Impact of Firearms and Siege Weapons on Mamluk Military Architecture"; “Siege Weapons, Firearms, and the Development of Military Fortifications in the Mamluk Period”, La guerre dans le Proche-Orient médiéval (Xe-XVe siècle), edited by Mathieu Eychenne, Stéphane Pradines, Abbès Zouache. IFAO, Cairo, Institut Français D’Archéologie Orientale, Cairo, in press. • "The Citadel of Cairo in the Ayyubid Period and the Development of 13th Century Fortifications: A Reconsideration" in Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture, ed. Bernard Okane, Cairo 2009. • "Waqfiyyas of Stone in Aleppo" (in Arabic) ("Al-waqfiyyat al-Hagariya fi Halab الوقفيات الحجرية في حلب"), Procedures of History of Bilad al-Sham Seventh International Conference: Al-Awqaf in Bilad al-Sham from the Arab Conquest till the end of the Twentieth Century (17-21 Sha`ban 1427 AH/10-14th September 2006), University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan 2006", Amman 2009. Published Books: • Selections from Subh al-A`asha by al-Qalqashandi, Clerk of the Mamluk Court, co-edited with Heba El-Toudy, Routledge, UK, 2017. • Lectures on Computer Applications in Archaeology,(محاضرات في تطبيقات الحاسب الآلي في الآثار), (Arabic/English) Special Edition for Cairo University, Cairo, 2014-2020. • War in the Mamluk Period (in Arabic) (al-Harb fi al-`Asr al-Mamluki الحرب في العصر المملوكي), Cairo, 2012. • The Army in the Mamluk Period (in Arabic) (al-Gaish fi al-`Asr al-Mamluki الجيش في العصر المملوكي), Cairo, 2012. • A Concise History of Aleppo and North Syria in the Mamluk Period (in Arabic) (Mukhtasar Tarikh Halab wa Shamal Suriyya fi al-`Asr al-Mamluki مختصر تاريخ حلب وشمال سورية في العصر المملوكي ), Cairo, 2012. • Massas al-Dimaa' .. and other stories" (مصاص الدماء وأجازة سعيدة وقصص أخرى), A collection of short stories in Arabic, Cairo, 1997. ------------------------------- Academic Courses Taught  Architectural Design Studio.  Working Drawings Studio & Lectures.  Urban Design Studio  History and Theories of Architecture (4 courses).  History of Islamic Architecture.  History of Art.  Urban Design Theory.  Computer Applications for Archaeology.  Building Technology: Computer Applications for Architecture.  Digital Techniques for Architects.  REVIT  2D Computer Aided Design for Architecture (2D CAD).  3D Computer Aided Design for Architecture (3D CAD).  Sales Techniques.  Introduction to Computers.

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This paper is part 3 of studies on contemporary Islamic architecture of Egypt. The two previously published studies discussed residential and secular architecture, while this paper will cover Islamic religious architecture as showcased in 6th October and Al-Shaikh Zayid cities. A survey of the most prominent mosques will be made with classification and architectural analysis based on different criteria. Although the study recorded a large number of examples with a variety of styles, yet the study confirms that there is no clear or dominant Egyptian Islamic contemporary style of architecture or is there any style emerging or forthcoming. This echoes the conclusion of the already published residential and secular architecture studies.

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لوريم إيبسوم دولور سيت أميت، كونسيكتيتور أديبيسينغ إليت. سد كونسيكوات فيليت أت أنتي بيبندوم، إن ديكتوم إليت ديغنيسيم. إنتيجر أك ليغولا إو كوام كومودو إليمنتوم. أليكوام إيرات فولوتبات. فيسللوس أوت جوستو فيل سابين إيفيسيتور كورسوس. بروين نك ليو فيل دولور جرافيدا كونسيكتيتور. أوت إيد تورتور نيك توربيس لاسينيا فيوغيات. أليكوام إيرات فولوتبات. بيلينتيسكو