Arch. Khaled Ali Youssef
Department of Architectural
Engineering, Assiut University
Since its emergence in the early 1980s, the idea of Intelligent
Architecture (IA) has created an enormous demand for creating
built environments that can be termed 'intelligent'. The conflict
of IA has opened the door for intelligence in a broader context,
offering unlimited opportunities to leap forward. Architects have
been promoted to build Intelligent Buildings (IBs), and pressure
on owners and developers has been initiated. Subsequently,
existing built environments have been invited to experience a
level of IA in order not to lose tenants to their more intelligent
competitors, making the drive for IA to become a necessity.
In this paper, IA perspectives are exploited to develop the built
environment of the Department of Architectural Engineering
(DAE) at Assiut University. First, related works that tried to
develop similar built environments are introduced, highlighting
the applied IA profiles. Second, the Integrated Profile of IA
(IPIA) that was worked out by the author (1) is presented.
Finally, IA perspectives and viewpoints are exploited, according
to the worked out profile, to develop the DAE in the light of the
local abilities, demands and varying standards.