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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sustainable building design

Sustainable building design
Everything we make is of the earth - the clay of bricks, the silica of glass, and the ore of steel. These things that we make are placed in a manner that protects and celebrates the earth.

Air is the medium for life and art. Our warmth and breath are of the air. We devise spaces that manage the air as both a medium and a sun-filled space to buoy the spirit.

Water is the transformative element. Solid to liquid to vapor - it's the medium of life. We know how water surrenders its heat or cooling from deep in the earth or bottom of a stream. We know how water soothes. We also know how to manage and reinvigorate the lakes we enjoy, and how to treat the water that we use and drink.

The built environment is meaningless without people. Design thinking allows us to create places that are human in scale, welcoming, sheltering, thrilling, and fascinating.



What is architecture?

 What is architecture?

The word architecture can have many meanings. Depending on the context, architecture can refer to:
1. any man-made building or structure
2. a man-made building or structure that is important, large, or highly creative
3. a carefully designed object, such as a chair, a spoon, or a tea kettle
4. a design for a city, town, park, or landscape
5. the art or science of designing and building buildings, structures, objects, and outdoor spaces
6. a building style or method
7. a plan for organizing space
8. the flow of information on a Web page
9. the planned design of any kind of system
10. a systematic arrangement of information or ideas

How do you define architecture?

Is This Architecture?

Depending on your perspective, you might use the word architecture to describe any number of things. Which of the items listed below would you call architecture?
  • A circus tent
  • An egg carton
  • A roller coaster
  • A log cabin
  • A skyscraper
  • A computer program
  • A political campaign

Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture

Here's what the American architect, He had to say about Architecture:
"What is architecture anyway? Is it the vast collection of the various buildings which have been built to please the varying taste of the various lords of mankind? I think not.
"No, I know that architecture is life; or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived. So architecture I know to be a Great Spirit....
"Architecture is that great living creative spirit which from generation to generation, from age to age, proceeds, persists, creates, according to the nature of man, and his circumstances as they change. That is really architecture." 


Monday, December 21, 2009

The most dangerous amusement park in the world

The most dangerous amusement park in the world

over view of the amusement

thank you.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Modern international buildings

              Modern international buildings - first group

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Second International Conference on Architectural Conservation

Second International Conference on Architectural Conservation

Networking for partnership between Europe and Islamic World

IWAN Center for Architectural Heritage, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine

18 to 19 April 2010


Relationships between Europe and Islamic World have long been a driver for the mutual development of arts and sciences that historically flourished on both sides of the Mediterranean. Architecture with its bilateral integration potential between science and art is one of the most important disciplines to foster the global dissemination of creative human achievements. The conservation and preservation of architectural heritage is therefore a means not only to save buildings and sites but also to bring to future generations bright and productive outcomes of international cooperation.

Palestine is one of the most important countries where architectural heritage has for centuries exhibited this cultural symbiosis. However, this heritage is at present time the subjected for serious challenges which requires rapid intervention from the international community to save and protect it. This at a time where Europe has developed very sophisticated techniques and theories for heritage conservation and cultural dissemination.

Iwan intends to organize the Second International Conference on Architectural Conservation: networking for partnership and cooperation between East and West to consolidate relations of cooperation between Europe and the Islamic World and deepen the friendship between Palestine and Europe.

The conference will be in Gaza City from 18 to 19 April 2010 celebrating World Heritage Day.

This gives greater importance to the Conference and contributes to the international efforts caring for architectural heritage.


1- To strengthen cooperation between Europe and the Islamic World.

2- To enhance the friendship between Europe and Palestine.

3- To develop the Palestinian experience in the field of conservation, rehabilitation and management of historic buildings.

4- To build relations of cooperation in scientific research and conservation of building between the Palestinian and Europe institutions.

5 – To help the Palestinian people survive difficult circumstances they are facing.


1 –Impact of the relationship between Europe and the Islamic World on art and architecture.

2 – Experiences of partnership and cooperation between Europe and the Islamic world.

3 - Traditional architecture in Palestine and needs of conservation.

4 – Palestinian experience in architectural and urban heritage.

5- Strategies and policies in architectural conservation.

6- Techniques of architectural conservation.

7- Conservation and management of architectural heritage in areas of conflicts.

8- Integration of renewable energy in historical buildings and places.

Important dates

• Abstract submission 15/1/2010

• Announcement of accepted abstracts 1/2/2010

• Submission of complete papers 1/3/2010

• Final submission of papers 1/4/2010

Submit papers to:

Or contact Dr. Abdarahman Mohamed, Assoc. Prof. Urban Design and Planning & Director, IWAN Center for Architectural Heritage:

Tel: +972 (8) 2860700 EXT 2890

Fax: +972 (8) 2860800

Mobile: +972 (59) 8926027

President: Prof.Shafiq Jendiya /Dean-Faculty of Engineering

Organizing committee: Assoc.Prof.Abdarahman Mohamed/Director IWAN Center for Architecture Heritage

Scientific committee: Asst. Prof. Nader Al Namara Head-Department of Architecture Engineering

Institution: Islamic University of Gaza