Archinect - Finding Archiopolis 2014-10-25T12:51:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/50863650/the-right-to-housing-1-informal-areas-community-organisation The Right to Housing 1: Informal Areas & Community Organisation Cairo2seattle 2012-06-10T02:51:53-04:00 >2012-10-14T17:22:35-04:00 <p> The Right to Housing 1: Informal Areas &amp; Community Organisation is a part one of a mini&nbsp;series&nbsp;on self&nbsp;Organized&nbsp;communities&nbsp;in Egypt. The video is in Arabic but it have an English Subtitles&nbsp;</p> <p> Sources of information mentioned in the video :</p> <p> 43.5% of housing units in Egypt are not connected to sanitation&nbsp;<br><a href="http://www.undp.org.eg/Default.aspx?tabid=227" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mahadaltaktit National / United Nations for Development, Egypt Human Development Report 0.2010&nbsp;</a></p> <p> 2% of urban housing units by structural cracks About 6% of urban households use common toilets About 4.5% of urban households live in units of one-room&nbsp;<br><a href="http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADY276.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USAID Housing Study for Urban Egypt, 2008</a></p> <p> Semi-formal sector (Almkrobasat) provides about 35% of the needs of transportation in Cairo.<br><a href="http://www.undp.org.eg/Portals/0/Project%20Docs/Env_Pro%20Doc_Sustainable%20Transport.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNDP Sustainable Transport for Egypt, 2008 &nbsp;</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> The rate of drop of water in Cairo for a day or more: 37%<br><a href="http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=3136" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UN-Habitat &amp; The American University in Cairo, Cairo, a city in transition, 2011 </a></p> <p> Wastage in the water system at the level of the Republic: 50% Egyptian Centre for Housing Rights, disaster drin...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/50753113/photo-essay-seattle-alleys [Photo-essay] Seattle Alleys Cairo2seattle 2012-06-09T03:51:00-04:00 >2012-06-11T16:08:54-04:00 <p> In the last&nbsp;couple&nbsp;of weeks i been walking my city trying to&nbsp;discover&nbsp;this&nbsp;hidden&nbsp;places of Seattle.&nbsp;</p> <p> Nord Alley &amp; around &nbsp;[Pioneer Square] 1</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xdk642inmzjs93qd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/ht4jrrhvz074bcvb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Nord Alley &amp; around&nbsp;[Pioneer Square] 2</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7vzp6shx3pzx6dyl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcfiydsk2u7c2epe.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6v9ciewudfqo8fwz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0c6fgsqhh5s6e4zz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6ycjp3keivihmcs.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Post Alley &amp; around [Pike Place Market] 1</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7lrg9oxdd14uxwl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2i5z92j3gvhwxm3t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rpteadby7jfn9r3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pb/pbi39ltncrorrhhq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/raa0iprovalbv8ho.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Post Alley &amp; around [Pike Place Market] 2</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2ibql3c8zdl6fdpa.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4fdn0m2gv1tdg6mf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7vok31v24jat7k7m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bh0azaxosrfbn1dd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88o09zai7s1n48ay.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otqrq7pyqy746i3c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ksnka559f5dlq01b.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtg3slmrfadbj4u3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8x/8xatpb2wsenlp0ab.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciqznro7skefjp2d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8v8vn3i0f660rw7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uz/uzpb2kgv57q1z6wh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjmdgtfrbtlgswvi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For more follow me on instagram : cairo2seattle</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/46386758/lets-start-a-social-network-for-buildings Lets start a social network for [buildings] Cairo2seattle 2012-04-26T18:45:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T13:48:18-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/cawbcmyoe110z4md.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In the past few weeks while I was nagging my luck and writing a blog post about it ( I still going to post it but not now ) under the name : Good for nothing the story of look promising man. a long name I know but what can I say lol.&nbsp; so while I was gathering data for my masterpiece&nbsp; it looked like I opened a mystery box to explore the power of social network. I saw how it created jobs that didn&rsquo;t need a&nbsp; years of education and exams to be called later one of 13ths useless jobs (hint architects) <a href="http://bit.ly/KgaQr1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/KgaQr1</a></p> <p> Architects have tried to conquer the online SN`s or at least some of them tried , Archinect is one of the attempts and so many others. but did they actually reached everyone ? I mean on reaching architecture and even design professionals yea sure maybe they did reach them but did this networks helped the Architecture career ?</p> <p> I would like to think that we do is built environment and if we tried to simplify it lets say what we doing is a [ building ]&nbsp; and if ther...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/42424033/photo-essay-pioneer-square-seattle-wa [Photo-essay] Pioneer Square, Seattle,WA Cairo2seattle 2012-03-23T11:08:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T11:24:54-04:00 <p> Hello, I wanted to share with you all this pictures from Pioneer Square, Seattle. I toke this photos by my cell phone so ........... so shut up and enjoy :P&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8yxf2a8raudnvob.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqs853q9z0zqfvqd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap7aitf1adhfnds2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4v13tsq3wj35mccy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r57l8k8uec4479k3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i2d62rzl5pqubqtq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut4shd6b04tb4x70.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whe6j7zvofma9zp7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> :)</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/41118658/hire-me-its-the-end-of-the-world-anyway Hire me ... its the end of the world anyway :) Cairo2seattle 2012-03-12T03:58:55-04:00 >2012-03-12T03:58:55-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://worldend.info/end-of-the-world/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2012-movie.jpg"></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> in the past 30 days&nbsp; I have seen&nbsp; a big conflict in the Architecture community between who think that we are all doomed architecture career is finished and others who think that architecture career is one of the best now. as an unemployed person I tend to support the pessimistic team more, We among the heights unemployed career which some says it exceeded 14&nbsp; percent. an enough number to make me and others thinks that it&rsquo;s the end of the Architecture career like Scott timberg</p> <p> <a href="http://www.salon.com/2012/02/04/the_architecture_meltdown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.salon.com/2012/02/04/the_architecture_meltdown</a>/</p> <p> other says that its about to get worse as the booming markets like china is going down too.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136963/patrick-chovanec/chinas-real-estate-bubble-may-have-just-popped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136963/patrick-chovanec/chinas-real-estate-bubble-may-have-just-popped</a></p> <p> good now we are doomed right ? wrong. on February 27&nbsp; US NEWS published an article about the best jobs in 2012 and on the top of that list was &hellip;... architects!!&nbsp; the article stormed in all the architecture related websites to architects ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/39811251/i-wounder-can-we-sell-green-architecture-like-the-security-industry I wounder, Can we Sell Green Architecture like the Security Industry ?? Cairo2seattle 2012-02-29T19:08:35-05:00 >2012-03-11T21:57:54-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/2858.jpg"></p> <p> Telling you something you may already know,</p> <p> besides that I like architecture one of the reasons of me joining that trap called architecture school/ career is that having a shelter(which I though at that time that house or apartment)&nbsp;&nbsp; is one of the basic human needs&nbsp; food, shelter and clothing so I will never be out of work because people will always want a building to shelter them, right ?&nbsp; Wrong, yes people need shelter and mostly it will be &hellip; you know a built environment&nbsp; but I failed to understand that : a) the built environment became a currency in the investment world, a product that people though that make it more luxurious it will sell better !!! b) the concept of shelter become bigger than just a wall and roof, how?</p> <p> Security&nbsp; !! yes security is the new shelter. I am not talking only about the direct security (police, Army ..etc) but also other kinds of security.&nbsp; In 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks have threatened the personal security of the people. the security...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/39118469/hello-archinect-good-bye-angry-mob Hello Archinect good bye angry mob Cairo2seattle 2012-02-23T19:03:29-05:00 >2012-02-29T09:06:30-05:00 <p> Hello no no Hi Archinect, whats up ? I would like thank you for approving my my blog and when its time for you to regret it, i hope you would remember that my&nbsp;intentions&nbsp;were good.</p> <p> Before you mysterious guys/girls out there who for reasons i&nbsp;unknown going to&nbsp;reading my blog. i would like to clarify a few things. This blog is about my [personal] experience with&nbsp;architecture career from&nbsp;Egypt&nbsp;to USA. so its going to be you know ....... &nbsp;personal !! and it will be confusing&nbsp;as me and maybe even&nbsp;unprofessional&nbsp;.&nbsp;&nbsp;also for Grammar nazi`s keep out &nbsp;my&nbsp;English skills&nbsp;sucks. i know i know i live in america i should learn proper&nbsp;English&nbsp;how i will&nbsp;expect&nbsp;to get a job like that &nbsp;go back to where you came from bla bla bla i get it all. so safe yourself some times and chill, take a walk, meditate you know life is short. finally i tend to like nagging alot so the last thing i need is to come to my face and says ITS YOUR FAULT i get it but its hard times and with 14 % unemployment i have the ...</p>