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  • Enhancing Human Experience as a Key Factor to Encourage Walkability in Neighborhoods

    Mohammed, Mohammed F. M.; Hariri, Ghadeer; Master of Science in Urban Design
    This research investigates the approach for encouraging walkability in neighborhoods by enhancing the human experience of the outdoors. The research is focused to explore this relationship in the context of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In that sense the research firstly explored different literature reviews for the notion of walkability in neighborhoods, its importance, the different indicators that encourage walkability and it was concluded in chapter two with the walkability framework that has 7 categories; safety, infrastructure, comfort, convenience, density, diversity, and outcome, and 22 subcategories, to be followed with exploring the notion of human experience, its definition and type, and its relation to the urban design and it was concluded in chapter three that human experience has three types; physical experience, mental experience, and emotional experience. The research went through a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; structured interviews to 9 experts in the field of urban design, and surveys for 50 people who practice walking in neighborhoods. It resulted in weighing the importance of the 7 walkability categories and 22 sub-categories. Furthermore, it linked the 59 walkability indicators with the different types of experience. The final framework of Walkability and Human Experience is meant to show the strongest and most influential walkability indicators that positively affect human experience of its different types. It links each indicator to the three types of experience solely, so it gives a clear understanding of how much the indicator is related to the type of experience (shown as a percentage). The framework will aid and assist planners, officials, and decision-makers by allowing them to choose the most effective walkability indicators in enhancing human outdoor experience.
  • Dakkah Arts and Crafts Center

    Samy, Prof. Dr. Abeer; ALJUAID, WEJDAN; Architecture
  • Wasl Transportation Hub

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Hoque, Nawal; Architecture
  • Advanced Educational Hub

    Mohammed, Mohammed F. M.; Alaaeddine, Reem; Architecture
    This project was chosen to introduce a different educational system by combining education with entertainment to make the path to education more durable and teach children physical and psychological independence from early ages.
  • 3D Printing for Smart Urbanism: Towards City Livability

    Mohamed, Abeer Samy Yousef; No Collaboration; NA; NA; NA; Architecture; NA; Mohamed, Abeer Samy Yousef (Springer, 2024-01)
    mart Urbanism must promote sustainability and Livability to rescue mother earth. 3D printing-based building technology is a new construction technique that began with the advent of the 3D printer in urban planning, especially in smart cities. Contour Crafting, one of the most current technologies, is a promising procedure that has the potential to revolutionize the building sector soon. This technology offers various advantages, including cost and time savings, less environmental damage, and fewer injuries and fatalities on construction sites. The application of BIM in the field of 3D printing is still limited as well related research, while BIM has reached an excellent achievement in the normal structure processes for many years. The new integration methodology this study promote is a creative strategic planning guidelines to identify the hierarchical work-flow steps for applying BIM (Building Information Modeling) with 3D printing building technology to enhance Smart Urban Planning and help achieve city livability as a new promising integration in city planning and construction field as well. This integration will improve energy efficiency, design, cost reduction, structure isolation, and, most importantly, increase city sustainability by aligning to Livability. The proposed new framework visioning is an essential part of smart Urbanism to achieve City Livability.
  • Towards Bright Future

    Moumani, Kholod; Alkendi, Omaima; Architecture
    an Orphanage to take care of orphans in a suitable place to live in and feel like a family, so they will grow up as brothers to take care of each other with the presence of the vocational instructor and enable them to realize their full potential through promoting programs
  • The Hyperloop Museum - Jeddah Car Museum & Arena

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Haddad, Manar; Architecture
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

    Subasi, Abdulhamit; External Collaboration; Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security Lab; 0; 0; Computer Science; 0; Subasi, Abdulhamit (Academic Press, 2023-01-20)
    Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an important role in the field of medical image analysis, including computer-aided diagnosis, image-guided therapy, image registration, image segmentation, image annotation, image fusion, and retrieval of image databases. With advances in medical imaging, new imaging methods and techniques are needed in the field of medical imaging, such as cone-beam/multi-slice CT, MRI, positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, 3D ultrasound imaging, diffuse optical tomography, and electrical impedance tomography, as well as new AI algorithms/applications. To provide adequate results, single-sample evidence given by the patient’s imaging data is often not appropriate. It is usually difficult to derive analytical solutions or simple equations to describe objects such as lesions and anatomy in medical images, due to wide variations and complexity. Tasks in medical image analysis therefore require learning from examples for correct image recognition (IR) and prior knowledge. This book offers advanced or up-to-date medical image analysis methods through the use of algorithms/techniques for AI, machine learning (ML), and IR. A picture or image is worth a thousand words, indicating that, for example, IR may play a critical role in medical imaging and diagnostics. Data/information can be learned through AI, IR, and ML in the form of an image, that is, a collection of pixels, as it is impossible to recruit experts for big data.
  • Healing center in allith

    Mohammed, Mohammed F. M.; Alzhrani, Ghaida; Architecture
    The major goal of this study is to gather information for the creation of a therapeutic facility. Studying the hot springs and their history comes after looking for great architects who have worked on projects similar to this one, after defining the project statement and the chosen city, defining the project's vision and its relevance to the Saudi Vision 2030, providing supporting case studies, and analyzing all priorities. Hot springs are regarded as one of the most significant geographical features that offer significant advantages for treating a variety of diseases as well as providing relaxation through the inhalation of water vapor. Such a project needs to be thoroughly researched in all of its facets and all requirements must be carefully considered. The creation of an unique project in Saudi Arabia will start with this research. According to the Tourism Vision 2030, it will support in enhancing national tourism.
  • Harmony Haven Music Academy

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Dowaydari, Basma; Architecture
    Process streamlining, improved design communication, and user experience simulation are all goals of architects. As a result, the knowledge-based society in architecture encourages experimentation and creativity while simultaneously promoting the efficient and ecological production of physical environments. The architectural idea for a music academy is also investigated in this abstract as a case study within the context of a knowledge-based society. The Music Academy is an example of how architecture can adopt the ideas of a knowledge-based society by embracing technology, interdisciplinary cooperation, and creative design approaches. This project emphasizes the value of developing areas that encourage creativity, offer excellent acoustics, and aid budding musicians' educational journeys. In the end, the knowledge-based society in architecture brings new chances and difficulties to those working in the field. In order to accept this paradigm shift, architects must develop a flexible and collaborative attitude, cross conventional barriers, and recognize the value of knowledge-sharing and creativity. Only by undergoing these changes will the architectural profession be able to continue to progress and better society
  • DAR: Museum of Arabic Language

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Al Ansari, Dania; Architecture
  • Hayy - Jeddah Cultural Hub

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Bindagji, Rahaf; Architecture
  • Ajyal Art Hub

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Mustafa Salih Elfadul, Gaidaa; Architecture
    A multiplex community hub that connects society with the art archive as the medium and aims to be a space for creative and artistic activities. The cultural hub not only exhibits the Hijazi culture but also creates an interactive environment, where visitors will get engaged and experience firsthand— making the entire experience more memorable and enjoyable.
  • Culinary Art Academy

    Ragab, Tarek; Shuailah, Alya; Architecture
  • knowledge-based City and vibrant society: METAVERSE Hub for Technology and Innovation

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Alharbi, Nouf; Architecture
    In 2030 vision, Saudi Arabia will be one of the countries that has many centres and hubs for gaming and E-sports. The vision for E-sports includes 3 main objectives that have a direct impact on citizens, the private sector, fans and professionals of games and E-sports around the world, which is to raise the quality of life by improving the players’ experience, providing new entertainment opportunities, and achieving an economic impact by contributing to the gross domestic product by about 50 billion riyals directly and indirectly. Also the creation of 39,000 new direct and indirect job opportunities by 2030, providing the foundational environment for developing competencies, and aiming to reach global leadership and enhance the Kingdom’s position on the international arena, through the production of more than 30 competitive games Globally in the Kingdom’s studios, and reaching the top three countries in the number of professional E-sports players.
  • Headquarters of “NAQWA” organization for farming

    Refaat, Ahmed; hannawi, Ahad; Architecture
    The research paper will introduce the theme that is followed in the capstone. projects for the fall semester of 2022. It will include the definition of the theme which is a knowledge-based city, the foundation of a knowledge-based city, its attributes, and its formation. In addition to a vibrant society definition and its principles. in Addition to the architectural process for the project and the schematical designs.
  • The New Era of Al-ula

    Nayer, Aida; alahdal, Dalia; Architecture
  • Knowledge-Based Vibrant Society: Astro-Mania Museum and Training

    Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed; Sharara, Shahinaz H.; Architecture
  • Mosque Architecture: A Transdisciplinary Debate

    Ibrahim, Asmaa; Mohamed, Mady; Visvizi, Anna; Ghamri, Lamia; Mohammed, Mohammed F. M.; External Collaboration; NA; 1; 9; Architecture; et al. (Springer Nature, 2023-06-29)
    Against a backdrop of environmental and societal concerns, best captured by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this book brings together the leading voices on Mosque architecture to make a case for its role as a purveyor of culture, heritage, and sustainability in the modern world. The Mosque, as an institution, continues to serve as the epicenter of spiritual, moral, and cultural life in Muslim societies. Recognizing that the popular understanding of Muslim culture and archetypes is, at best, minimal among the broader public worldwide, this book has two objectives: ie,(i) to explore Masjid architecture as a carrier of culture, heritage, and the sustainability of Muslim communities; and (ii) to offer a bias-free introduction to the intricacies of Muslim architecture, culture, and heritage today. The papers featured in this collection were presented at the 5th Memaryat International Conference (MIC), held at Effat University, Jeddah. The MIC’s objective is to build bridges between research communities engaged with diverse aspects of science, technology, and innovation, seen as the key levers for attaining the SDGs.
  • Smart energy solutions: two-way energy information exchange between utility companies, consumers, and prosumers

    Kashef, M, O, A Troisi, Visvisi; External Collaboration; NA; 0; 0; Architecture; 0; Kashef, Mohamad (Routledge, 2023-06-01)
    Smart cities are gradually but surely developing the infrastructure and system architecture required for integrating public and private energy services. With the mounting evidence that fossil fuels are detrimental to the environment, it is imperative to integrate renewable energy sources with existing utility infrastructure. The monopoly of utility companies on energy production and distribution is being eroded due to the proliferation of renewable energy sources (RES) from private prosumers (producers/consumers). Prosumers have developed some capacity to generate a power surplus that exceeds their immediate needs. Individuals and group prosumers have created energy communities with infrastructural and technological ecosystems that allow them to generate, control, monitor, and trade power over private and public utility networks. Multi-layered wireless mesh networks (WMN) that connect multi-sensor modules (MSM) and big data analytics servers with built in AI capacity are facilitating the development of smart energy solutions. They will revolutionize the energy sector and reconfigure the process of energy production, distribution, and information sharing among individuals, communities, and existing utility companies. Considering the fact that (i) the pace of urbanization increases, (ii) energy demand in (smart) urban spaces grows, and (iii) prosumers and, so energy communities, play an ever more important role also in the (smart) city context space, the objective of this chapter is to review the existing smart energy systems and the prospect of their application in the smart city space. The notions of energy supply and demand for energy and the role of energy communities will form the thread of the discussion in this chapter.

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