Print ISSN: 2617-9547

Online ISSN: 2617-9555

Author : Al-Qaysi, Nagham Ahmed

The Effect of The formal and Organizational Properties onthe Aesthetic Evaluation of the Architectural Design Project"According to the specialty of the Iraqi Academic Experience"

Nagham Ahmed Al-Qaysi

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 2009, Volume 8, Issue 16, Pages 83-103

Evaluation as a general concept in the academic field are considered to be one of
the most important aspects in the architectural design domain from the beginning of
the process of designing a project until the final presentation in the academic field.So
this research mainly concentrates on the evaluation concept and specially on the
Aesthetic evaluation of the architectural design in relation with the formal and
organizational properties on the project therefore the research special problem can be
set out as "the lack in a clear understanding of the effect of the formal and
organizational properties of the design in the Aesthetic evaluation in the academic
field ".and from the review of the previous literature and studies ,the research came
out with a theoretical frame work ,describes the effect of the formal and
organizational properties of the design on the Aesthetic evaluation of it ,then forming
the hypothesis of the research and put it for the experience and application in the
academic field in Iraq" the four first stages in university of technology Baghdad". the
results are analyzed with" Microsoft EXCEL "computer program ,then the
conclusions are drown..

Thermal Simulation of Custom Designed House to Test Application of New Cooling Methods

Nagham Ahmed Al-Qaysi; Yahya A. Ebraheem; Sahar Najeeb Kharufa

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 2008, Volume 7, Issue 14, Pages 62-75

A traditional Iraqi house used to be compatible with climate and allows the users to live in a genealogically comfortable way in winter and summer. And because of the evolution of technology and contemporary housing demands, this kind of housing became inappropriate that led to the appearance of a new Iraqi house design which offers overall comfortable living but it cause a terrible loss of power for heating and cooling. Several new methods have been tested in the University of Technology in Baghdad to cool the building interior through cooling the structural envelope. The tests have been done on a test room that treated with some environmental solutions depending on evaporative cooling which consumes a less power then other cooling technologies. the results have been compared.
The solutions included using a cooled roof by(roof pond) plus evaporative cooler that cools the air over the roof pond and through a cavity wall. this particular research concentrates on experimenting the best tested solutions on an experimental modern house with 250 m2 ,4 bed rooms,2 bath rooms and court with internal garden covered with sun breakers. The house was supplied with water pond on roof, cavity walls cooled by evaporative air cooler and windows with double glazing to increase thermal insulation. The cooled air that came from both the roof and the wall flows into the court and goes out from the top. The results have been simulated by using Ecotect v5.2 computer program and it seems that this system would reduce the cooling load for such a house by 78% if cooled using compressor air conditioners to a temperature of(ordinary house). And 53% to reduce heat temp. less than 26 degree. The results also shows that most of the power savings happens in the 2nd floor because of the roof pond. This design also saves about 39% of the heating power in winter because of the air cavity in the roof and walls.