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AUC

American University in Cairo

Project 1: Beyond Style AENG 352: Architectural Design Studio II

Dr. Magda Mostafa

Language Board RASEM BADRAN

Nidaa Hassan Ramadan Due Date: 26 Sept. 2011

ID: 900082753


American University of Cairo Dr. Magda Mostafa Fall 2011

Project 1 -Beyond Style RASEM BADRAN

Concept  Contextualism  Human needs Rasem Badran tries to "deal with the different geographical, cultural and social aspects of the region, and its special and distinctive condition." Al Beit al Kamal, Sana, Yemen, 1991 (won a competition)

Aeng 352


American University of Cairo Dr. Magda Mostafa Fall 2011

Project 1 -Beyond Style RASEM BADRAN

Contemporary Rasem Badran is displaying the residual effect of his modernist training in the West through a functionalist approach to form. To create architecture undetected from its location, cultural heritage and society (Badran, 1988).

Aeng 352


American University of Cairo Dr. Magda Mostafa Fall 2011

Vocabulary  Rectilinear Form  Dome  Mashrabia  Minaret  Angular  Court yards  Fountain  Vernacular  Arches  Small windows  Columns

Project 1 -Beyond Style RASEM BADRAN

Aeng 352


American University of Cairo Dr. Magda Mostafa Fall 2011

Project 1 -Beyond Style RASEM BADRAN

 Geometric shapes  Most of Rasem Badran’s work is rectilinear he rarely uses curvilinear. dray truoc devruC

emoD & teraniM

Aeng 352


American University of Cairo Dr. Magda Mostafa Fall 2011

Project 1 -Beyond Style RASEM BADRAN

Grammar Rasem Badran uses;  Intersection of rectilinear objects.  Local material  Does not use computers to design his models he simple uses basic render of water colors He has a high sense of proportionality of his units.

Philosophy Rasem Badrans Architecture style is traditional revivalism that is aware of the culture and the Functional needs of the end-users without neglecting the contemporary technologies and methodologies.

Inspiration:  His father’s artistic work.  The Arab and Islamic culture that he grew up in.  The social and user’s needs

Aeng 352


American University of Cairo Dr. Magda Mostafa Fall 2011

Reference  Rasem Badran: A narrative on the people, place and culture. http://www.4shared.com/file/ZoBNDZz2/Architecture_book_The_Architec.html

 Archnet.org. Rasem Badran. http://archnet.org/library/parties/one-party.jsp?party_id=103

Project 1 -Beyond Style RASEM BADRAN

Aeng 352

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