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Welcome to ASCAAD 2007 Conference

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Conference Chairs
Int. Review Committee

Keynote Speakers
Sponsors
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Program
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conference Chairs /

Scientific Committee co-chairs
Ahmad Okeil The British University in Dubai UAE
  ahmad.okeil@buid.ac.ae
Aghlab Al-Attili University of Edinburgh UK
  a.al-Attili@ed.ac.uk
Zaki Mallasi Perkins + Will USA
  z_malasi@hotmail.com
     
     
Organising Committee co-chairs
Mohammed Assem University of Alexandria Egypt
  mahanafi@hotmail.com
Dina Taha University of Alexandria Egypt
  ditaha@idsc.net.eg
Amar Bennadji The Robert Gordon University UK
  a.bennadji@rgu.ac.uk
     
     

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Int. Review Committee /

Wael Abdelhameed South Valley University Egypt
Henri Achten Czech Technical University Czech Rep.
Wael Al-Azhari The University of Jordan Jordan
Jamal Al-Qawasmi King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
Michael Ambrose University of Maryland USA
Paul Anderson The Glasgow School of Art UK
Amar Bennadji The Robert Gordon University UK
Ali Bakr Alexandria University Egypt
Thomas Bock TU Munich Germany
Carlos Calderon Newcastle University UK
Nancy Cheng University of Oregon USA
Pierre Côté Université Laval Canada
Tony Craig The Robert Gordon University UK
John Danahy University of Toronto Canada
Nashwan Dawood University of Teesside  UK
Tomás Dorta Université de Montréal Canada
Hisham Eissa Sultan Qaboos University Oman
Khalid El Harrouni Ecole Nationale d’Architecture Morocco
Thomas Fowler California Polytechnic State University USA
Tomohiro Fukuda Osaka University Japan
Ashraf Gaafar Zagazig University Egypt
Harald Gatermann FH Bochum Germany
Murat Germen Sabanci University Turkey
Neveen Hamza Northumbria University UK
hany hossam Suez Canal University Egypt
Samir B. Hosny Alexandria University Egypt
Samir S. Hosny Misr International University Egypt
Magdy Ibrahim Ain Shams University Egypt
Michael Jemtrud Carleton University Canada
Atsuko Kaga Osaka University Japan
Hisham Khairy Cairo University Egypt
Branko Kolarevic Ball State University USA
Nabeel Koshak Umm Al-Qura University Saudi Arabia
Tahar Kouider The Robert Gordon University UK
Robert J. Krawczyk Illinois Institute of Technology USA
Christian Kühn Technische Universität Wien Germany
Richard Laing The Robert Gordon University UK
John R. Lee University of Edinburgh UK
Thorsten M. Lömker TU Dresden Germany
Bob Martens Vienna University of Technology Austria
Shiro Matsushima Toyohashi University of Technology Japan
Edison Pratini Universidade de Brasília Brazil
François Penz University of Cambridge UK
Frank Petzold Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Germany
Ahmad Rafi M. E. Multimedia University Malaysia
Rabee Reffat King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
Hassan Satti Barwa Real Estate  Qatar
Gerhard Schmitt Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
Marc Aurel Schnabel University of Sydney Australia
Sameh Shabaan RIBA Enterprises UK
Chris Speed University of Plymouth UK
Bernd Streich TU Kaiserslautern Germany
Dina Taha University of Alexandria Egypt
Christopher Tweed Queen's University Belfast UK
Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco Texas A&M University USA
Jerzy Wojtowicz University of British Columbia Canada

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Keynote Speakers /

Tom Maver  

Tom Maver is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Professor in the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art. During the 30 years as the Director of the Architecture and Building Aids Computer Unit, Strathclyde (ABACUS), he authored or contributed to 11 books and authored around 150 papers. He was a founding member of eCAADe and CAADFutures and continues to serve on the Councils of both. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Design Research Society and of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Issue 01, Volume 02 of the International Journal of Architectural Computing is a Festschrift celebrating Professor Maverís contribution to the field.

 

Dirk Donath  

Dirk Donath is an associate professor of the BAUHAUS UNIVERSITY in Weimar since 1992. His research and teaching environment involves the experimental use of information technology and media as well as the needs for the complete and complex design process for the real building industry and
practitioners.
In the last 10 years more then 8 successfully finished doctoral thesis and three new professors came out of his institute. Numerous publications are published by him and he is involved in various scientific committees worldwide.
The current research projects are related to the architectural plausibility in the design process, advanced visualization systems, the use of mobile interfaces for surveying and planning on site in an existing environment and generative town planning systems.
With his own architectural firm, which is running for 17 years, he is involved in housing, public and conservation project for all phases and able to build up a bridge between theorists and practitioners.

 

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Sponsors /

The conference is hosted by:

International School of Information Sciences (ISIS)

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The International School of Information Science (ISIS) research institute was founded in order to maximize creativity and foster innovations within the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). Guided by BA goals to:
  • preserve the heritage for future generations in digital form; and
  • provide universal access to human knowledge

ISIS acts as an incubator for digital and technological projects, promoting and nurturing innovations whose goals encompass the spirit of the BA’s mission.

The conference is sponsored by:




British Council Logo

 




DAAD Logo




Pachin Logo

 

Media Partners:

MEADA

MEADA is set to be one of Middle Eastís leading consumerís Art, Design, and Architecture magazines. The focus of the magazine is to have a clear and documented insight of the new Architectural Designs, Methods, & Latest Technologies used in order to meet the present and future market requirements of the building industry Worldwide in general and the Middle East in particular.


Proceedings of ASCAAD 2007 Conference/

Disclaimer

Held at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, 28-30 November 2007. Copyright © 2007 by the he Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD)
All rights reserved by the individual paper authors who are solely responsible for their content.

Editors:
Ahmad Okeil,
Aghlab Al-Attili &
Zaki Mallasi,

Website and graphic design by Aghlab Al-Attili

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, medium or by any means - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise- without the prior written permission of the of the copyright owner .

1. Architectural Design
2. Design Computing
3. Virtual Environments

ISBN – 977-328-382-8

The conference was held in the The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.

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COVER: Volume 1 (JPG 1MB)
COVER: Volume 2 (JPG 1MB)
PREFACE: Introduction & Table of Content

SECTION I: Virtual Architecture - Virtual Reality
SECTION II: Virtual Design and construction
SECTION III: Urban City Modelling
SECTION IV: Simulation and virtual prototyping
SECTION V: Intelligent Design
SECTION VI: Digital Design Tools
SECTION VII: Collaborative Design
SECTION VIII: CAAD Curriculum
SECTION IX: Geographic information systems in Architecture
SECTION X: Design Methods
SECTION XI: Building information modelling
SECTION XII: Revolutionary Architecture
SECTION XIII: HCI
ARABIC SECTION
القسم العربي

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SECTION I: Virtual Architecture - Virtual Reality

VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE: Reconstructing Architecture Through Photography

M. Germen

 

SecondLife: A Computer-Mediated Tool for Distance-Learning in Architecture Education?

R. Abdellatif and C. Calderon

 

The development of an augmented reality-based user interface to support maintenance fieldwork

S. Lee and Ö. Akin

 

Low cost real time collaboration environments in distant architectural education: An effectiveness study

N. F. Silva and E. M. Lima

 

 

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SECTION II: Virtual Design and construction

 

INTEGRATION OF 3D TOOL WITH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (3D EIA)

E. Loh, N. Dawood and J. Dean

 

Advanced Digital Manufacturing Techniques (CAM) in Architecture

H. M. N. Afify and Z. A. Abd ElGhaffar

 

The Development of an Automated Progress Measurement System for Construction Work Packages

A. P. Kaka, Y. Ibrahim and T. Lukins

 

     

 

 

 

SECTION III: Urban City Modelling

 

Visual impact assessment (VIA): A review on theoretical frameworks for urban streetscape

A. Rafi and R. Mat Rani

 

3 dimensional, digital, interactive, multilayered information models for enhancing decision making by two end-user groups within the Urban Planning industry: A Case Study to quantify the benefit or otherwise over alternative 2 dimensional systems

R. Ryan and M. Donn

 

Public Cyberspace: The virtualization of public space in digital city projects

J. V. Leite and S. M. Zancheti

 

Illumination of urban space using digital simulation methods: Exemplified on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg

M. Reichrath and P. Zeile

 

Fascination google earth – use in urban and landscape design

P. Zeile, F. Farnoudi and B. Streich

 

 

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SECTION IV: Simulation and virtual prototyping

 

Virtual Heritage in the Digital Era

Z. M. El Razaz

 

A COMPUTATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR THEATER DESIGN

S. Dritsas and E. Rafailaki

 

A COMPARATIVE STUDY TO BENCHMARK ENERGY PERFORMANCE USING BUILDING SIMULATION TOOLS

K. Tarabieh and A. Malkawi

 

DEVELOPING AN INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURAL META-SYSTEM FOR CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS: An investigation into aspects of creating responsive spatial systems for corporate offices incorporating rule based computation techniques

N. Biloria

 

COMPUTER AIDED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS:

Evaluation of Optimum Building Orientation in Lahore, Pakistan.

S. Alamgir, A. Khan and K. Alamgir

SECTION V: Intelligent Design

 

The Role of Cases in Architectural Practice and Education

Moneo: An Architectural Assistant System

D. Taha, S. Hosni, H. Sueyllam and B. Streich

 

A SOCIAL APPROACH TO INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS

S. M. Morsy

 

Conscious Interaction with Immaterial Space:

Augmented Reality of everyday life

A. Karandinou and A. Al-Attili

 

Situated spatial awareness: Experimenting with spatial concepts for agents

T. Grasl and C. Kühn

 

A multi-agent system for the formulation of architectural terms of references

A. Belkaid and A. Ben Saci

 

REGENERATING ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS USING AI:

The Case of Muqarnas

O. AlRawi

 

 

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SECTION VI: Digital Design Tools

 

Designing with images: Augmented reality supported on-site Trompe l’oeil

S. Schneider, C. Tonn, F. Petzold and D. Donath

 

A SOCIAL DIMENSION TO DIGITAL ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

C. Speed

 

preparing a multimedia-based gallery for institute of higher learning: A case study of Malaysian experience

E. A. SARJI, A Rafi and R. Mat Rani

 

Materializing Design: contemporary issues in the use of cad/cam technology in the architectural design and fabrication process

R. Villalon and J. Lobel

 

USER PARTICIPATION AND MASS CUSTOMIZATION AS KEY FACTORS IN THE FUTURE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

M. H. Elmasry and E. M. Farid

 

SECTION VII: Collaborative Design

 

TEAM-WORKING AND REVERSE ENGINEERING: Teaching Methods for Complex Architecture

A. Prichard-Schmitzberger

 

Collaborative spaces as learning environments: How Schools of Architecture may find their Way into the Virtual World

J. Hoog, C. Falkner and P. Seifried

 

Jump box: [Dwellings for the Digital Nomad]

D. Celento

 

Re-Placing Embodied Interaction: Palestinian Architects Virtual Community

A. Othman and A. Al-Attili

 

Collaborative Design as an Experimental Multidisciplinary Approach to Develop Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) Courses

S. A. Sheta

 

 

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SECTION VIII: CAAD Curriculum

 

Architectural Presentation for Precedent-based Learning: Identifying opportunities and implications

V. Kwee

 

Body|Form|Space: Geometric translations of the body in motion

M. A. Ambrose

 

Readiness for the Use of Technology for effective learning via the vds: Case of the United Arab Emirates

A. I. Al-Ali

 

EXPERIMENTAL TOOLS FOR THE TEACHING OF TECHNICAL GRAPHICS AND IMPROVING VISUALIZATION

E. F. Pratini

 

DO DIFFERENT CAAD EDUCATION METHODS REALLY PRODUCE DIFFERENT RESULTS?

N. F. silva and E. M. Lima

 

SECTION IX: Geographic information systems in Architecture

 

Strategic planning through Mapping of Water pollution in Lack of information system utilizing geographic information system (GIS): Lake Maryout, Alexandria, Egypt

A. F. Bakr and D. Saadallah

 

Detecting Inefficient Lighting Solutions: Step-by-Step Geographic information system (GIS) Technique

A. F. Bakr, I. Diab and D. Saadallah

 

Location Based Services in Revitalization: The Use of Commonly Available Techniques for a Client-Participation Model

T. M. Loemker

 

The Role of GIS in Documenting Bahrain’s Historic Cities

O. Tolba

 

 

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SECTION X: Design Methods

 

Abstract Thinking: An Introduction to Creative Thinking in Basic Design

O. M. Ameireh

 

Tagging Your Body Virtually : Represent a place making process with social network

G-Y M. Chen

 

Web Based BIM for Modular House Development: Query Approach in Consumer Participatory Design

C-H. Huang and R. J. Krawczyk

 

NATURE REPLAY: An immersive installation

R. Bazlamit and M. Verma

 

Plan_B: The architectonics of sonic information

S. Lee and K. de Bodt

 

 

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SECTION XI: Building information modelling

 

A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BUILDING USER’S LIFESTYLE IN nD CAD SYSTEM

B. Sidawi

 

AUTOMATION OF BUILDING CODE ANALYSIS: Characteristics, Relationships, Generation of Properties and Structure of Various Models

H. M. Satti

 

CHOOSING LEVELS OF GRANULARITY IN BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING: Contractor’s Perspective

H. Mokbel, G. Salazar, M. Aboulezz and J. Tocci

 

Teaching Building Information Modeling (BIM) FROM A SUSTAINABILTY DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

F. Techel, K. Nassar

 

Teaching BIM, what is missing?

The challenge of integrating BIM based CAD in today’s architectural curricula

M. M. Ibrahim

 

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING: Empowering Energy Conscious Design

N. Hamza and M. Horne

 

 

 

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SECTION XII: Revolutionary Architecture

 

Surface-driven architecture: Moving Beyond the Ornament/Structure Opposition

S. Y. Islami

 

Process-driven architecture: Design techniques and methods

T. Jaskiewicz

 

Applying generative modeling procedure to explore architectural forms

Z. Mallasi

 

AMONG THE FEAR OF THE VIRTUAL AND RADICAL TYPOLOGICS

E. P. Maldonado

 

Computational Morphogenesis: Integral Form Generation and Materialization Processes

A. Menges

 

 

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SECTION XIII: HCI

 

Developing a New Approach of Computer Use ‘KISS Modeling’ for Design-Ideas Alternatives of Form Massing: A framework for three-Dimensional Shape Recognition in Initial Design Phases

W. Abdelhameed and Y. Kobayashi

 

Embodying Architectural Form and Space by Coupling Computer and Human Performance Using Motion Capture Technology: Study on Application of Motion Capture to Design Process for Generating New Geometry

S. Matsushima, D. Sasaki and R. Takenaka

 

A framework towards designing responsive public information systems

D. Gillispie and C. Calderon

 

COGNITIVE modeling in design based on human EMOTIONAL reasoning: Computer based Cognitive interaction based on mimesis of human emotional behavior

H. Fujita, J. Hakura and M. Kurematsu

 

Executive summary: on the digital sublime

A. de los Reyes and K. Terzidis

 

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القسم العربي

 

العمارة ما بعد الثورة الرقمية:
رؤية جدلية نحو بعد جديد لمستقبل التصميم المعماري وتكنولوجيا البناء

عبير سامي يوسف محمد

 

الانقطاع في التصميم الحضري:

دراسة تحليلية لحالة قصبة الجزائر باستخدام نظرية الكارثة

بلمسعود باية

 

دراسة التغير العمراني باستخدام نظام معلومات جغرافي رباعي الأبعاد:

(دراسة حالة - مكة المكرمة)

أحمد محمد عبد الرحمن شحاتة

 

الامثلية الوظيفية في تصميم مخططات أبنية المساجد الحديثة

حفصة رمزي العمري, فراس محمد سعيد يوسف

 

 

 

 

 

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Program /

Please download the program here (PDF)

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Poster & Photos/

ASCAAD 2007 Poster

Photos:

Conference Sessions' photos
Conference Dinners' photos
Conference Social Trip photos (city of Alexandria)
Conference Social Trip photos (Sultan Qatabyai Citedal)

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