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Light as a Tool for Generating Identity: Lighting proposal for part of Islamic Cairo, Egypt
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Each city has a unique image and special things to offer to citizens and visitors. It is

this unique image that differentiate between the different cities. The uniqueness of

the image of the city is derived from the urban identity of the city and its public

spaces. The purpose of this thesis is to define what are the factors that contribute in

defining space identity which were found to be the physical stationary structure, the

users and their interaction with the space which result in creating memories and

experience and the history of the space.

Based on this definition a connection is made to define how can urban lighting

contribute in fulfilling those factors This connection is made through the study of

urban lighting techniques, the different approaches of lighting masterplan for three

cities and users perception of the space aiming to reach a final goal of a conceptual

lighting proposal for Al-Moez Ldin Allah street which is part of Islamic Cairo in Egypt.

Al-Moez street is considered a landmark and a touristic space in Cairo because it is

rich with heritage landmarks and amazing medieval architecture. The street is not

only considered a touristic space, but it is also used by locals and a lot of Egyptians

already are emotionally attached to the space.

Finally, a discussion part is following that aim to reflect on the steps taken to

approach the goal of this thesis and evaluate the lighting proposal based on the

vision of this thesis, and it shows that keeping users as the first priority in the design

process will result in the most efficient lighting proposal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 78
Keywords [en]
Lighting Design, Egypt
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Design Architecture Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-217511OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-217511DiVA, id: diva2:1156670
Subject / course
Architectural Lighting Design
Educational program
Master of Science - Architectural Lighting Design
Presentation
2017-06-21, KTH Main Campus / Drottning Kristinas Väg 43B / 7th floor, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2019-01-25 Created: 2017-11-13 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved

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