Practical training program on extrapolating the geometric orders in architecture
Instructors: Tarek Waly, Shimaa Shaheen
Topics: Extrapolation, Geometric orders, Geometry, Sacred Geometry
Man, in his succession to the Creator on earth, is able, by his own will, to give aesthetics to all of his creativity, as he is innately able to meet his material and emotional needs through his understanding of his environment and the discovery of the divine patterns in the universe around him, using those energies that the Creator has harnessed to serve his successor on earth. With the discovery of those systems and their formulation anew, this creative person has deserved the inheritance but rather acquired it anew, so he goes out to the law through which he forms his creativity and architecture, he goes towards this law and creates the architecture of systems.
An architecture in which this essence is linked to the absolute... to the infinite universe, and in which coincidence is linked to the relative, to the environment limited by space and time..
And architecture through the geometric orders as we see and perceive them are hymns played by the creative architect on the strings of time and space, formulating through their harmonious rhythms, a symphony that remains as long as those rhythms remain alive in the conscience of the man himself interacting with them and with them..
It will remain as long as the regulating law remains from to eternity.
From this standpoint, the Tarek Waly Center Architecture and Heritage organized a training program under the title “Architecture through Geometric Orders”, in which a number of architecture students and young architects participated. Introductory theoretical frameworks for architecture through systems as seen and practiced by the Tarek Waly Center Architecture and Heritage, in addition to reviewing a number of studies and writings issued by the Center on the same subject.
As for the practical aspect, the work team studied a number of architectural projects that the center designed through geometry in order to understand and dismantle the geometric order for each project and get to know closely about the stages of the creation of the geometric order. The projects that the team studied varied between reading the inherited orders in buildings and historical sites. And between the creation of geometric orders specific to a new architectural element or work.
Tarek Waly is an architect who started his professional career approximately 40 years ago. He founded the Tarek Waly Center Architecture and Heritage to create a platform in Egypt that can record his stance obtained from carrying out the profession theoretically and practically.
Shimaa Shaheen is an architect & researcher who believes in the role of the architect to create genuine cultural forms that connect authenticity & contemporaneity. She also believes in the necessity of practicing architecture through authentic cultural scopes that interact with society.
Omar Abu Youssef
Aliaa Abdel Maguid
Rana Abdel Azim