Prof. Khaled Mohamed Dewidar
Professor
115 Building A

Dr. Dewidar graduated from the Architectural Engineering department in 1983 from Cairo University, followed by ‎M. Arch. in 1988 from the same school in Architectural Design. In 1990 he was awarded his M.Sc. from the University Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in History and Theories of Architecture. In 1993 he was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in the dialectics between Materials, Structures, Space and Architectural Style. He worked in several research projects and taught several engineering courses during his doctoral studies. He then joined Ain Shams University as a full time architectural staff member. After earning his Professorship Degree in 2003, Dr. Dewidar was awarded a teaching/research grant in 2004 at the University of Pennsylvania where he taught architectural theory and philosophy of technology for one academic year and conducted his research on architecture in the age of information technology.

Education

1983 BSc. Cairo University, Distinction with Honors

1988 Master of Architecture: Cairo University

1990 Master of Science in Architecture: University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia

1993 Ph.D in Architecture: University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia.

1998 Assistant Professor of Architecture Ain Sham University

2002 Professor of theories and History of Architecture, Ain Shams University.

2008 Full time staff Memeber at the British University in Egypt

2009- 2013: Head of the Architecture department at the The British University in Egypt

2013- up till now: Vice dean for teaching and learning at the British university in Egypt.

Conference Papers

POE for Heritage Buildings: A Comparison between results of a POE Study and Actual field Study Measurements for Evaluating Thermal Comfort in a Heritage Building.” Sustainable Development of the Built Environment International Conference, (SDBE 2017). The Crystal, London. December 2017.

” When the Green Meets the Blue.” Third Arab International Conference on Industrial and Housing Investments: Green Economy for Sustainable Development. ElFujira, United Arab Emirates. October 2017.

“The Fifth dimension of Space Definition. A Critical Study for the Nature of Space Design in the light of Sustainability.” Sixth International Conference on Sustainable Design in Building and Environment. (SuDBE 2017). Chongqing University, China. November 2017.

Gottfried Semper Writings versus Mies Structures: A Point of View in Architectural Style."Fourth International Engineering Conference.Al - Azhar University.Cairo, Egypt.1995.

Nature as a Type and Model in Frank Lloyd Wright's Master piece: The Falling Water."The Engineering Syndicate Architectural Periodical, Volume # 742, Issue # 51. Cairo, Egypt 1995.

The Continuum of Material, Structure and Space. Anti –Gravity Architecture: A New Utopia for an Experimental Architecture."Second International Conference on Mobile and Rapidly Assembled Structure.University of Seville. Seville.Spain.1996.

An Analytical Study of Mohamed Aly Street: A Point of View in Architectural Restoration and Upgrading."Third International Conference on Building and Construction, Inter – Build. Cairo, Egypt. 1996.

"Violet Le Duc's Concept on Historic Preservation: The Egyptian Society for Economics, Statistics and Legislation: A Case Study."Fifth International Conference on Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Historical Buildings.Wessex Institute of Technology.Southampton, United Kingdom.1997.

Ferro – Mania: Mies Van Der Rohe's Flirtation with Technology."UIA: Cultural Heritage and Architectural Education Conference.Cairo, Egypt,1997.

Louis Kahn and His Approach to Architecture."Second International Engineering Conference, Mansoura University, Faculty of EngineeringEgypt.1997.

The Role of Mathematics in Alberti's De Re Aedificatoria."Second International Conference on Mathematics and Architecture.The University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian. Spain.1997.

Post Modern Architecture: Between Theory and Practice."Cairo University Architectural Periodical.Cairo – Egypt.1998.

The Influence of Patterns and Light in Islamic And Modern Architecture."The Fourth International Engineering ConferenceMilitary Academy.Cairo – Egypt.2000.

The Geometrical Analysis of the Mosques of the Architect Sinan."Al Azhar University Fourth International Engineering Conference.Cairo – Egypt.2002.

Memory and Anti Memory: the Ideas of Daniel Libeskind Projects in Berlin. Presenting the Abstract Ideas."The First International Conference, the Arab League.Cairo – Egypt.2003.

Kinetic Vision of Architecture.Al Azhar University Seventh International Engineering Conference."Cairo – Egypt.2003.

Spiral Structures: The Language for s Future Dynamic Architecture."Al Azhar University Eighth International Engineering Conference.Cairo – Egypt.2004.

"Norman Foster and Architectural Sustainability."Cairo University First International Architectural ConferenceCairo – Egypt.2004.

The Role of Type and Model in the Indian Institute of Management. The Ahmedabad Campus."Assuit University Sixth International Engineering Conference.Assuit, Egypt.2004.

Architecture in the Age of Electronic Baroque."University of Menia, Third International Engineering Conference.Menia, Egypt.2005.

Development of the Hinterland at the Red Sea Coats to Preserve a Sustainable Development."Ain Shams University, First International Conference on Environmental Engineering.Cairo – Egypt.2005.

Architecture in the Age of Information Technology. Toyo Ito Futuristic Architecture."Cairo University, Second International Architectural Conference.Cairo – Egypt.2005.

Performative Architecture as an Expression for a new Aesthetics."Ain Shams University, First International Conference on Environmental Engineering.Cairo – Egypt.2005.

"Architectural Education in the Mamluk Era."Al Azhar University Engineering Journal. Vol. # 8, isuue#12.October 2005.

Towards a Unified Vision: The Ecologicalrchitecture of Glenn Murcutt."Shoubra Faculty of Engineering Journal, vol. #6.January 2006.

Digital Interface and Hyper Reality: Confronting a new Experimental Architecture."Mansoura University, Fifth International Engineering Conference.Egypt.2006.

Significance of Future Architecture in Science Fiction Films."Ain Shams University, First International Architecture and Urban Planning Conference.Cairo, Egypt.2006.

History of Representation in Architecture: Filippo Brunelleschi Experiment in Architecture."Ain Shams University, First International Architecture and Urban Planning Conference.Cairo, Egypt.2006.

Metamorphosis of Spaces: A new Language for a Futuristic Architecture."Ain Shams University, First International Architecture and Urban Planning Conference.Cairo, Egypt.2006

Mutual Relation between Architecture and Music."Ain Shams University, First International Architecture and Urban Planning Conference.Cairo, Egypt.2006

Architecture @ the Moon: The Lunar Architecture."Ain Shams University, First International Architecture and Urban Planning Conference.Cairo, Egypt.2006

Hyper Bodies: Architecture and Sculpture. Frank Stella and a New Syntax of Construction."Cairo University, Third International Architectural Conference.Cairo – Egypt.2006.

Trans Architecture: A Tsunami over Modernism."Fourteenth International Conference on Building and Construction, Inter – Build.Cairo, Egypt.2006

Design Criteria for Medical Equipments in Tumor Centers."Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning Journal.Cairo, Egypt.2006

Modern Trends for Defining the Relation between a Built Project and Its Surrounding Landscape."Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Third International Architectural Conference.Cairo – Egypt.2007.

 New Flatness and the Loss of Materiality: A New Spatial Theory."Cairo University, faculty of Engineering, Third International Architectural Conference.Cairo – Egypt.2007.

Pedestrian Paths between Past and Future: A Point of View."Cairo University, Third International Architectural Conference.Cairo – Egypt.2007.

The Fifth Sense of Architecture, Digital Architecture: A New Aesthetics of Total Surrealism."Shoubra Faculty of Engineering Journal, vol. # 8.January 2007.

 From Statis to Displaced Equilibrium.”Second International Conference, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture,Ain Shams University.Cairo - Egypt.2008.

Interactive Skins.”Second International Conference, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture,Ain Shams University.Cairo - Egypt.2008.

The Image of Future Cities in Science Fiction Films.”Second International Conference, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture,Ain Shams University.Cairo - Egypt.2008.

The Effect of Ancient World Mythology On Contemporary Architectural Design Concepts.Second International Conference, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture,Ain Shams University.Cairo - Egypt.2008.

Gardens in the Sky: A New Architectural Typology.”Third Ain Shams University International Conference on Environmental Engineering.Cairo – Egypt 2009.

Upgrading Informal Settlements in Egypt: Towards A Sustainable Urban Development.”Second International Conference on Urban Sustainability and its Assessment.Loughborough - United Kingdom.April 2009.

Green Skyscrapers: A New Architectural Language.”Ninth International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2009.Syracuse, New YorkUSA 2009.

 Form Generation in the Age of Information .”Cairo University, Fifth International Architectural Conference. Faculty of Engineering.Cairo – Egypt.December 2009.

Nano Technology Ventilated Skins (N.V.S.). A New Theory in Architectural Sustainability.Cairo University, Fifth International Architectural Conference. Faculty of Engineering.Cairo – Egypt.December 2009.

Digital Architecture: AS a New Perception of Sustainable Architecture,”Cairo University, Fifth International Architectural Conference. Faculty of Engineering.Cairo – Egypt.December 2009.

Eco Green Roofs: A Catalyst for a Cleaner Environment."American Society for Civil Engineers, University of California in IrvineSixth International and Engineering ConferenceJune 2010.

The Role of Intelligent Facades in Energy Conservation."First international conference on Sustainability and the Future.The British University in Egypt and Loughborough University United KingdomNovember 2010.Anti Smog Architecture: A New Catalyst for A cleaner environment."American University In CairoApril 2010.

Innovations in Architectural Technology Smog Eating Architecture: A New Development in sustainability"Misr University for Science and Technology International Conference on the Past and the Future in Architecture.December 2010.

Green Living Lungs: A Proposal for Sustainable Facades In Egypt.”9th. Annual International Green Roofs and Walls Conference. The Pennsylvania Horticultural SocietyPhiladelphia 2011.

Green Architecture: A cutting Edge Proposal for Sustainable Facades.”5th. International Conference on Sustainable Development in Buildings and Environment.Chongqing University, China.October 2011.

Green Architecture: A Catalyst for Activating Buildings In Silence.”5th. International Conference on Greening Cities.. Green Roofs Australia, SydneyNovember 2011.

Strategies in Sustainable Urban Design, Development and Regeneration.”Future Cities International ConferenceDubai Cityscape, DubaiSeptember 2011

From Wind Turbines to Nano – Ventilated Skins: A new Language in Architectural Composition.”Energy Procedia Journal. El Sevier Science Direct. January 2012

The Future Belongs to those who believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams: Living Architecture: The New Architecture Modernism.”4th. International Congress on Environmental Planning and Management. Green Cities: A Path to Sustainability.Urban virion, Cairo 2011.

Alive Structures: A Modern Concept in Garden-polis Architecture.”Ninth International Conference on Civil and Architectural Engineering.Military Technical AcademyEgypt 2012.

Air Purification Towers: A Modern Concept in Architectural Sustainability.”Second International Conference for Technology and Information.Modern Technical University, Faculty of Engineering.Egypt 2012.

Ecological Facades: A New Concept for Air Purification in Egypt.”World Green Roof Congress CopenhagenSeptember 2012.

Solar Architecture: A Catalyst for a Cleaner Environment in Egypt.”Power Gen International Conference: Global Technology for Local Solutions.Johannesburg, South Africa2012.

A Gestalt Through an Experiential Encounter: Where Body Meets Sound and Space. Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakisn Philips Pavilion.”Housing Major International events International Conference.The Housing and National Research Centre.Cairo – Egypt2013.

Living Architecture: A New Approach in Architectural Sustainability.”Hassan Fathi Award Ceremony for Architecture.Alexandria Library,Alexandria – Egypt.2013.

Enhancing the Human Thermal Comfort inside Educational Buildings in Hot and Arid Regions.”International conference on Global Climatic Changes, Biodiversity and Sustainability.Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology and Maritime Transport.Egypt, Alexandria.April 2013.

From Modernism to Green Architecture: A New Language for Architectural Compositions”International conference on Global Climatic Changes, Biodiversity and Sustainability.Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology and Maritime Transport.Egypt, AlexandriaApril 2013.

The Art of Sustainability. Dialectic Relation between Sustainable Performance and Performance of Sustainability.”The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development on Building and Environment.Chongqing UniversityChina.October 2013

The Tide Changes: From the Wane of Green Architecture to the Wax of Adaptive Facades.”Sustainable Development International Conference SB13The German University in EgyptNovember 2013

Wind Turbines: A new Language in Architectural Composition.”12th. International World Wind Energy Conference and Renewable EnergyHavana – CubaJune 2013.

From Responsive to Adaptive Facades: A Shifting Trend in Architectural Composition.”1st. International Conference on Sustainable Development, SB13The British University in DubaiDubaiDecember 2013.

Living Skins: A new concept of Self Adaptive Building Envelope Regulating System.”International Conference on Design MethodologiesMimar Sinan Fine Arts UniversityIstanbul, TurkeyMay 2014.

Beauty of Wholeness and Beauty of Partiality. New Trends Defining the concept of Beauty in Architecture in Terms of Sustainability and Computer Aided Design.”International conference on Sustainability, Teaching and Education.The international Association for Development of the Information Society.Taipei, Taiwan.December 2014.

Air Purification Towers: A Modern concept in Architectural Sustainability.”Middle East Green Building SummitCairo, EgyptApril 2015.

Bridging the Gap between Sustainable architecture design principles and Elements defining art of Sustainability.”9th International conference on Sustainable development in Building Environment.Reading, United KingdomJuly 2015.

71) “The Engineering Principles of Biological Forms versus Classical Architecture Engineering.”The Architectural Journal of Shoubra UniversityCairo, Egypt.October, 2015.

Green Utopia: A New Architectural Approach in Egypt.”3rd International conference on Sky Rise Greenery.Singapore.November 2015.

The Engineering Principles of Biological Forms versus Classical Architecture Engineering.”The Architectural Journal of Shoubra University.Cairo, Egypt.November, 2015.

Living Architecture: The new Architecture Modernism.”Journal for Building ResearchFebruary, 2016.
Integrating material and structural behavior of the Femur Bone to generate Biomimetic architectural load bearing Skin.”Design and Nature international ConferenceWessex Institute of TechnologyNew Forest, United KingdomSeptember 2016

 Architecture of Wind: A New Language in Architectural SustainabilityEgyptian Italian Workshop on Energy and Related Materials, EgyptDecember 2016.
Philosophy of Sustainable design and its application in Future Egyptian Architecture2nd Internal tonal Conference for Cooperative Housing, EgyptDecember 2016

 Visual Analysis of the Architecture of the Coptic Church; A Case Study of the Church of Saint Mercurius (Abu Sayfayn) in Old Cairo.
Sustaining Built Heritage International conference,Luxor, Egypt. February 2017

Mythical aspects Interpretation of the Ptolemaic architecture, The Temple of Horus at Edfu.Sustaining Built Heritage International conference,Luxor, Egypt. February 2017

The process of Holism: A Critical Analysis to bridge the Gap between Sustainable Architecture Design Principles and Elements defining Art of Sustainability.”Taylor and Francis Publications.Intelligent Building International Journal, Issue #2,April 2017.

 When the Green Meets the Blue.”Third Arab International Conference on Industrial and Housing Investments:Green Economy for Sustainable Development.ElFujira,United Arab Emirates.October 2017.

The Fifth dimension of Space Definition. A Critical Study for the Nature of Space Design in the light of Sustainability.”Sixth International Conference on Sustainable Design in Building and Environment. (SuDBE 2017)Chongqing University, ChinaNovember 2017.

POE for Heritage Buildings: A Comparison between results of a POE Study and Actual field Study Measurements for Evaluating Thermal Comfort in a Heritage Building.”Sustainable Development of the Built Environment International Conference, (SDBE 2017).The Crystal, London.December 2017.

Chapters in Books

Heritage Building Information Modeling. (2017) Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 978- 1138645684.

Fields of Interests
Dr. Dewidar Main field of interest is theories and history of architecture, philosophy of technology, dialectical relation between materials, structure, space and architectural style, new trends in architectural design, and finally green architecture and Zero emission compositions. Dr. Dewidar Main field of interest is theories and history of architecture, philosophy of technology, dialectical relation between materials, structure, space and architectural style, new trends in architectural design, and finally green architecture and Zero emission compositions.
Publications
“A Gestalt through an Experiential Encounter: Where Body Meets Sound and Space. Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakisn Philips Pavilion.” Housing Major International events International Conference. The Housing and National Research Centre. Cairo – Egypt, 2013. “Living Architecture: A New Approach in Architectural Sustainability.” Hassan Fathi Award Ceremony for Architecture. Alexandria Library, Alexandria – Egypt. 2013. “Enhancing the Human Thermal Comfort inside Educational Buildings in Hot and Arid Regions.” International conference on Global Climatic Changes, Biodiversity and Sustainability. Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology and Maritime Transport. Egypt, Alexandria. April 2013. “From Modernism to Green Architecture: A New Language for Architectural Compositions” International conference on Global Climatic Changes, Biodiversity and Sustainability. Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology and Maritime Transport. Egypt, Alexandria April 2013. “The Art of Sustainability. Dialectic Relation between Sustainable Performance and Performance of Sustainability.” The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development on Building and Environment. Chongqing University China. October 2013 “The Tide Changes: From the Wane of Green Architecture to the Wax of Adaptive Facades.” Sustainable Development International Conference SB13 The German University in Egypt November 2013 “Wind Turbines: A new Language in Architectural Composition.” 12th. International World Wind Energy Conference and Renewable Energy Havana – Cuba June 2013. “From Responsive to Adaptive Facades: A Shifting Trend in Architectural Composition.” 1st. International Conference on Sustainable Development, SB13 The British University in Dubai Dubai December 2013. “Living Skins: A new concept of Self Adaptive Building Envelope Regulating System.” International Conference on Design Methodologies Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul, Turkey May 2014. “Beauty of Wholeness and Beauty of Partiality. New Trends Defining the concept of Beauty in Architecture in Terms of Sustainability and Computer Aided Design.” International conference on Sustainability, Teaching and Education. The international Association for Development of the Information Society. Taipei, Taiwan. December 2014.
Position
Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning