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Samir Sadek Hosny

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Name : Samir Sadek Hosny
Title: Professor of Architecture & Design Computing in Architecture
Personal Info: Professor Hosny is the Chairman of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Future University in New Cairo; he is also Professor of Architecture and CAAD at the Department of Architecture at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. From Ain Shams University; Prof. Hosny received his B.Sc. degree in 1977 and his M.Sc. in 1985. His M.Sc. thesis addressing the architectural trends in Egypt during the period of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century is referenced in many M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses by researchers from different parts of the world. In 1990, Prof. Hosny earned his Ph.D. degree in Architectural Design Computing after a three-year period as a visiting scholar to Penn State University, Pennsylvania in the USA. In 1997, Dr. Hosny became an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Ain Shams University, then, in 2004 he earned his Professorship in Architecture and Architectural Computing. Prof. Hosny's expertise includes: Architectural Computing in practice and education, Shape Grammars, Computer Design Generation, Expert Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Design and Education, Architectural Education, Design Methods, Tourist Studies, Decision Support Systems, CMCD; Computer Mediated Collaborative Design, Virtual Design Studios, and Sustainable Architecture. Prof. Hosny was the director of the first Egyptian Virtual Design Studio to be conducted in Egypt in 2003 with four other Architectural Schools from London (Liverpool School of Design), Alsharja (The American University in Alsharja), Turkey (The Middle East Technical School) and Mexico (The University of Mexico). Prof. Hosny has published more than 50 refereed journal and conference papers. He has also supervised more than 50 M.Sc. theses and 20 Ph.D.s in Egypt, USA and Hungary. In addition to being an external examiner in several Ph.D. qualifying exams as well as examining several M.Sc., Ph.D. theses and conference and journal papers for different universities. Also, Prof. Hosny has a substantial design experience in the Design and Building Construction industry and contributed in designing major architectural and urban projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Libya. He has also held several academic and administrative positions since 1977 at Ain Shams University, Suez Canal University, Misr International University (MIU), and Future University in Egypt (FUE), which ranged from a demonstrator or a Teaching Assistant to the Acting Dean of Engineering at MIU. Since 2007, Prof. Hosny has joined Future University in Egypt (FUE) and currently he is the chairman of the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at FUE. During 2013, he has also won FUE's award for "Promoting Professor Student relationship". His students have won several National and International architectural competitions. Lots of his graduate students hold distinctive positions in well reputable architectural firms in Egypt as well as abroad. Prof. Hosny can be contacted at: [email protected] [email protected] Or by phone at: 16383 or 16FUE ext. #: 1409 View More...

Education

Certificate Major University Year
PhD Architecture Engineering Ain Shams University - Faculty Of Engineering 1991
Masters Architecture Engineering Ain Shams - Egypt 1986
Bachelor Architecture Engineering Ain Shams - Egypt 1977

Teaching Experience

Name of Organization Position From Date To Date
إعارة داخلية لقسم الهندسة المعمارية، كلية الهندسة والتكنولوجيا، جامعة المستقبل أستاذ العمارة ورئيس قسم الهندسة المعمارية 01/01/2007 01/01/2020
جامعة عين شمس أستاذ العمارة - كلية الهندسة 01/01/2004 01/01/2020
إعارة لجامعة مصر الدولية قائم بأعمال عميد كلية الهندسة 01/01/2003 01/01/2007
قسم العمارة بكلية الهندسة - جامعة عين شمس مديرالوحدة الخاصة لخدمة المجتمع والبيئة - وحدة التصميمات والبحوث والدراسات المعمارية 01/01/1997 01/01/2003
قسم العمارة بكلية الهندسة - جامعة عين شمس مدير الوحدة الخاصة لخدمة المجتمع والبيئة - وحدة التصميمات والبحوث والدراسات المعمارية 01/01/1997 01/01/2003
قسم العمارة بكلية الهندسة - جامعة عين شمس نائب مدير الوحدة الخاصة لخدمة المجتمع والبيئة - وحدة التصميمات والبحوث والدراسات المعمارية 01/01/1995 01/01/1997
جامعة عين شمس الإشراف على الإدارة الهندسية والمباني الجامعية 01/01/1994 01/01/1995

Researches /Publications

A Shape Grammars Approach to Bvulgari’s Emerald Necklaces Design Language - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

01/01/2020

For more than forty years now, shape grammars have been the interest of many researchers in many domains including Paintings and Arts, Architecture, and Product Design [March, 2011]. However, by tracing the time line of shape grammars under “Product Design”, it does not show any interest in “Antiques or Vintages” as such [Chau et al. 2004]. This paper addresses shape grammars as a style generator of Bulgari’s emerald necklace designs, being considered as a vintage that bears a specific style, character and importance as a cultural symbol. The paper discusses the issue of style in design. Then it presents an analysis of four of Bvlgari’s emerald necklace designs to induce the shape rules governing the style. Then it presents a shape matrix out of which a new design is developed, which is compared to another Bvlgari’s existing product to demonstrate the applicability, value and advantages of the approach.

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A Biophilic Approach for Optimizing Daylighting Performance and Views-Out in Intensive Care Units Using Combined Light Shelf - 01/1

Samir Sadek Hosny

nada tarek, sherif abdelmohsen, hannan sabry

01/12/2019

The application of biophilic design metrics in healthcare has positive impact on enhancing users’ health and emotional wellbeing. Where, biophilic design elements especially daylighting and the views-out accelerate patients’ recovery, decrease patients', family and staff stress and depression, and also increase patients’ wellbeing (Watts, 2017). So, these metrics should be considered from the beginning in the design of intensive care units (ICUs), to promote patients’ and staff’s mood and health (Victoria. Department of Human Services). This research aims at identifying the optimum design of parametric combined light shelf that will be installed over ICU patient room southern oriented window, located in Cairo, Egypt, considering the two biophilic design metrics performances, which are daylighting and the views-out. The main goal was to ensure adequate daylighting performance without discomfort glare inside the room, while maintaining patients' optimum upper vertical visual angle (in seating and sleeping positions) of the case study window unobstructed views-out. Parametric modelling and daylighting simulation runs were performed using Grasshopper software, Diva plug-in for Grasshopper modeling software to interface with the simulation engines Radiance and Daysim software. Multi objective optimization was performed via Octopus plugin for Grasshopper. The generations of solutions formed in Octopus were studied one by one to clarify by how much there is development in optimization process and when the optimization is ended. In general most of the light shelf design variables have achieved the sDA objective (sDA value greater than or equal to 75%) and β1 objective (β1 angle be in the range of 2.5° - 50°), from the beginning of the optimization process, but without achieving ASE objective to be less than or equal to 10%, till the light shelf internal and external depths exceed 1m and it’s upward tilt angle seeks horizontality.

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A Conceptual Framework for Enriching Architectural Classroom with Mobile Augmented Reality. In JAUES - 01/1

Samir Sadek Hosny

Sherif Abdel Mohsen, Shireen Adel Mansour

01/11/2019

Due to the emergence of digital technology and its necessity in their lives, students of architecture are facing many challenges in this digital era. Unfortunately, it did not succeed the same way in their education as in architectural practice. By away or another, traditional architectural classrooms still depend on obsolete visualization methods and traditional approaches. On the other hand, many architectural students are complaining of lack of interaction and real engagement with the learning environment. Many studies have revealed that architects are “digital natives "and "visual learners", for that; they are in need of an innovative visualization tool to support their style of learning. This study utilizes Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR), technology as an innovative tool for enriching architectural education. Although, engaging MAR technology in architectural classroom is not a new idea, yet it is still not widely applied due to many different reasons. Educators still insist on using the same traditional methods, they still do not know how MAR should be integrated in their teaching strategies. For this purpose, this study is presenting, a conceptual model for integrating the basic concepts of MAR technology in architectural education based on one of the Instructional Design (ID) models and Student-Centered Learning, (SCL) approach. The mod el works as a key guide for architectural educators to design a successful instructional environment that is planned with ID models. This paper presents the key concepts of the framework and the related learning theories, its potential applications, current challenges and future directions. Experiences and lessons learned and presented in this paper could help architectural educators to plan, design and develop their MAR educational experiences.

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Framework for Integrating Buildings’ Energy Simulation Tools (BESTs) with Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS) – Towards [BEST-IDSS] - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

omar o elrawy, tamer s hamza

01/03/2019

Along with the uprising need for sustainable buildings the use of Building Energy Simulation Tools (BESTs) became widely common among building engineers and architects. Challenges within the energy simulation process are also increasing as building's energy-related disciplines are inconsistently developing; and major challenges such as uncertainty, sensitivity, and multivariate analysis within the energy simulation process are widely discussed nowadays. The power of today's computational methods within the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in fusion with the well-established science of Decision Support Systems (DSS), forms Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS); which are expected by the researchers to provide BESTs with the needed intelligence and expertise to solve the building's energy simulation and optimization challenges. This article points-out major challenges in dealing with Building Energy Simulation Tools BESTs; the article also points out recently developed AI capabilities and significant applications. The article finally concludes a framework for integrating BESTs with IDSS.

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Framework for integrating Buildings’ Energy Simulation Tools (BESTs) with Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS) – [Towards BEST-IDSS]. - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Elrawy. O., Hamza. T.

01/03/2019

Along with the uprising need for sustainable buildings the use of Building Energy Simulation Tools (BESTs) became widely common among building engineers and architects. Challenges within the energy simulation process are also increasing as building's energy-related disciplines are inconsistently developing; and major challenges such as uncertainty, sensitivity, and multivariate analysis within the energy simulation process are widely discussed nowadays. The power of today's computational methods within the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in fusion with the well-established science of Decision Support Systems (DSS), forms Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS); which are expected by the researchers to provide BESTs with the needed intelligence and expertise to solve the building's energy simulation and optimization challenges. This article points-out major challenges in dealing with Building Energy Simulation Tools BESTs; the article also points out recently developed AI capabilities and significant applications. The article finally concludes a framework for integrating BESTs with IDSS.

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A Conceptual Framework for Enriching Architectural Classroom with Mobile Augmented Reality. - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Abdelmohsen. S. M., Elsharkawy. S. A.

01/04/2018

Due to the emergence of digital technology and its necessity in their lives, students of architecture are facing many challenges in this digital era. Unfortunately, it did not succeed the same way in their education as in architectural practice. By one way or another, traditional architectural classrooms still depend on obsolete visualization methods and traditional approaches. On the other hand, many architectural students are complaining from lack of interaction and real engagement with the learning environment. Many studies have revealed that architects are “digital natives "and "visual learners", for that; they are in need of an innovative visualization tool to support their style of learning. This study utilizes Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) technology as an innovative tool for enriching architectural education. Although engaging MAR technology in the architectural classroom is not a new idea, yet it is still not widely applied due to many different reasons. Educators still insist on using the same traditional methods, they still do not know how MAR should be integrated in their teaching strategies. For this purpose, this study is presenting a conceptual model for integrating the basic concepts of MAR technology in architectural education based on one of the Instructional Design (ID) models and Student-Centered Learning (SCL) approach. The model works as a key guide for architectural educators to design a successful instructional environment that is planned with ID models. This paper presents the key concepts of the framework and the related learning theories, its potential applications, current challenges and future directions. Experiences and lessons learned presented in this paper could help architectural educators to plan, design and develop their MAR educational experiences.

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A Conceptual Framework for Enriching Architectural Classroom with Mobile Augmented Reality. - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Abdelmohsen. S. M., Elsharkawy. S. A.

01/04/2018

Due to the emergence of digital technology and its necessity in their lives, students of architecture are facing many challenges in this digital era. Unfortunately, it did not succeed the same way in their education as in architectural practice. By one way or another, traditional architectural classrooms still depend on obsolete visualization methods and traditional approaches. On the other hand, many architectural students are complaining from lack of interaction and real engagement with the learning environment. Many studies have revealed that architects are “digital natives "and "visual learners", for that; they are in need of an innovative visualization tool to support their style of learning. This study utilizes Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) technology as an innovative tool for enriching architectural education. Although engaging MAR technology in the architectural classroom is not a new idea, yet it is still not widely applied due to many different reasons. Educators still insist on using the same traditional methods, they still do not know how MAR should be integrated in their teaching strategies. For this purpose, this study is presenting a conceptual model for integrating the basic concepts of MAR technology in architectural education based on one of the Instructional Design (ID) models and Student-Centered Learning (SCL) approach. The model works as a key guide for architectural educators to design a successful instructional environment that is planned with ID models. This paper presents the key concepts of the framework and the related learning theories, its potential applications, current challenges and future directions. Experiences and lessons learned presented in this paper could help architectural educators to plan, design and develop their MAR educational experiences.

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A Review on the Application of Evolutionary Algorithms to Building Design Optimization; - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Hussein Farid, Khaled Dewidar, Ruby Morcos

01/01/2016

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Awards

Award Donor Date
FUE's Award for Outstanding Services for the Academic Year 2016/2017 FUE - Announced at the Opera House 2017
FUE's Award: Promoting Professor-Student Relationship for the academic Year 2012/2013 FUE - Announced at the Opera House 2013
Scholarship for PhD - USA Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA 1988
Peace Fellowship for Data Collection for the Ph.D. Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA 1988

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