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SHAMSAN MOUNTAIN GALLERY -ADEN

Alwan, Shadi LU (2018) AAHM10 20181
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
The project is located in Aden City. Aden is a city in the Yemeni Coastal Plains, on the Gulf of Aden just at the Southern End of the Red Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city has a desert climate. During the year, there is virtually no rainfall in Aden. The hot weather and the humidity is a big challenge in this kind of cities.
The project is a kind of research and a design in climate adaptive building shells and how to modify the spaces in a way that creates comfortable areas for people.
Middle Eastern cities developed through the years different shading systems from Mashrabias to the new double-facades. These systems offered effective protection against intense sunlight for several centuries. Nowadays designers... (More)
The project is located in Aden City. Aden is a city in the Yemeni Coastal Plains, on the Gulf of Aden just at the Southern End of the Red Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city has a desert climate. During the year, there is virtually no rainfall in Aden. The hot weather and the humidity is a big challenge in this kind of cities.
The project is a kind of research and a design in climate adaptive building shells and how to modify the spaces in a way that creates comfortable areas for people.
Middle Eastern cities developed through the years different shading systems from Mashrabias to the new double-facades. These systems offered effective protection against intense sunlight for several centuries. Nowadays designers transformed the basic shading systems into a high-tech responsive daylight system. Through my thesis, we will discover new opportunities by merging the cultural, visual and technical aspects and transforming local shading systems such as the (Barda) system into a totally new system enriched with a new technology. In addition to the climate challenges, another goal of this research is to solve and redesign the area making it more accessible and connected.
To address the problems and solve them, I designed a project by studying and analyzing the site with the Grasshopper program, which was a valuable chance to improve my skills in such techniques. It can serve as a tool to enhance the new technology in a way to help create buildings or structures that help to reduce the effect of the sun and humidity in the hot areas. It will also be a useful reference in similar projects.
The municipality announced the need for a seasonal museum or a gallery near the historical sites. The research can be a good starting tool for more studies and improvements. (Less)
Popular Abstract (Arabic)
يقع المشروع في مدينة عدن جنوبي اليمن, تكمن اهمية المشروع أن بنائه تم على سلسلة جبلية تعتبر من المحميات الطبيعية وواحدة من الالمواقع التاريخية , المدينة تتمتع بمناخ صحراوي حار على مدار السنة وهذا المناخ الحار مع ارتفاع في الرطوبة يشكل تحدى دائم عند تصميم أي مشروع.
المشروع عبارة عن تصميم وفي نفس الوقت بحثث في المباني والتكييفات المناخية له لخلق مناطق ومساحات مريحة للمستخدمين.
في المدن العربية تطورت على مدار التاريخ عدة معالجات للمناخ الحار والذي كان الهاجس لكل الساكنين في هذه المدن ومن هذه التقنيات كانت المشربية والتي عملت على تخفيف دخول اشعة الشمس وخلق فراغات داخلية مريحة للمستخدمين. وفي الوقت الحالي تطورت هذه التقنيات بعد التطور الذي يشهده المجال المعماري لتصبح هناك عدة تقنيات تساعد في التخفيف من العوامل المناخية الحادة .
في هذه... (More)
يقع المشروع في مدينة عدن جنوبي اليمن, تكمن اهمية المشروع أن بنائه تم على سلسلة جبلية تعتبر من المحميات الطبيعية وواحدة من الالمواقع التاريخية , المدينة تتمتع بمناخ صحراوي حار على مدار السنة وهذا المناخ الحار مع ارتفاع في الرطوبة يشكل تحدى دائم عند تصميم أي مشروع.
المشروع عبارة عن تصميم وفي نفس الوقت بحثث في المباني والتكييفات المناخية له لخلق مناطق ومساحات مريحة للمستخدمين.
في المدن العربية تطورت على مدار التاريخ عدة معالجات للمناخ الحار والذي كان الهاجس لكل الساكنين في هذه المدن ومن هذه التقنيات كانت المشربية والتي عملت على تخفيف دخول اشعة الشمس وخلق فراغات داخلية مريحة للمستخدمين. وفي الوقت الحالي تطورت هذه التقنيات بعد التطور الذي يشهده المجال المعماري لتصبح هناك عدة تقنيات تساعد في التخفيف من العوامل المناخية الحادة .
في هذه الدراسة سأحاول اكتشاف الفرص عبر المزج بين التقنيات القديمة والحديثة, عبر تحويل الأنظمة التقليدية التي استخدمت في مدينة عدن ومنها تقنية "البردة " وهي عبارة عن قماش ابيض استعمل بالإضافة للمشربية لمنع دخول الضوء المباشر الى المباني وبالتالي تخفيف درجة الحرارة في الفراغات الداخلية .
هدف ا خر للدراسة هو حل جعل موقع المشروع جاذبا للسياح من الداخل والخارج وربط المعالم التاريخية القريبة بمسار واحد يسمح للزوار بزيارتها جميعا في رحلة عبر التاريخ. (Less)
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Alwan, Shadi LU
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organization
alternative title
ARCHITECTURE IN EXTREME CLIMATE
course
AAHM10 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
ARCHITECTURE, EXTREME, CLIMATE, Aden, Grasshopper, climate adaptive shells, Mashrabiah, Yemen, Shamsan Mountain
language
English
id
8958110
date added to LUP
2018-09-07 11:05:41
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2018-09-07 11:05:41
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  abstract     = {The project is located in Aden City. Aden is a city in the Yemeni Coastal Plains, on the Gulf of Aden just at the Southern End of the Red Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city has a desert climate. During the year, there is virtually no rainfall in Aden. The hot weather and the humidity is a big challenge in this kind of cities.
The project is a kind of research and a design in climate adaptive building shells and how to modify the spaces in a way that creates comfortable areas for people.
Middle Eastern cities developed through the years different shading systems from Mashrabias to the new double-facades. These systems offered effective protection against intense sunlight for several centuries. Nowadays designers transformed the basic shading systems into a high-tech responsive daylight system. Through my thesis, we will discover new opportunities by merging the cultural, visual and technical aspects and transforming local shading systems such as the (Barda) system into a totally new system enriched with a new technology. In addition to the climate challenges, another goal of this research is to solve and redesign the area making it more accessible and connected.
To address the problems and solve them, I designed a project by studying and analyzing the site with the Grasshopper program, which was a valuable chance to improve my skills in such techniques. It can serve as a tool to enhance the new technology in a way to help create buildings or structures that help to reduce the effect of the sun and humidity in the hot areas. It will also be a useful reference in similar projects.
The municipality announced the need for a seasonal museum or a gallery near the historical sites. The research can be a good starting tool for more studies and improvements.},
  author       = {Alwan, Shadi},
  keyword      = {ARCHITECTURE,EXTREME,CLIMATE,Aden,Grasshopper,climate adaptive shells,Mashrabiah,Yemen,Shamsan Mountain},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {SHAMSAN MOUNTAIN GALLERY -ADEN},
  year         = {2018},
}