Mohammed Itma

Mohammed Itma
An-Najah National University · Department of Architecture Engineering

PhD

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The rising energy demand for school's buildings in Palestine is one of the problems facing the energy sector. This paper aims to provide estimation for the potential production of electricity from the installation of PV systems on the roof of schools' buildings, to produce its energy needs and to provide electricity to its surrounding buildings. Th...
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The courtyard house is a traditional type of housing that used to adapt social, environmental and economic context of Iraq cities in the past. Even though the users' needs are changing over time, but the traditional courtyard houses are still used in the modern era. Accordingly, this study introduces the potential of the courtyard house as a type f...
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This paper targets the future energy sustainability and aims to estimate the potential energy production from installing photovoltaic (PV) systems on the rooftop of apartment’s residential buildings, which represent the largest building sector. Analysis of the residential building typologies was carried out to select the most used residential build...
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“Cul-de-sac” is in common a residential dead-end street. However, it is an important urban element used for articulating vernacular housing in the Arab cities to form a wide range of cluster. It has also a main role of providing a safe and healthy environment for residents, which is suitable for social domestic activities. This paper aims to highli...
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Designing affordable housing needs efficient strategies in order to reduce costs without affecting housing adequacy. Accordingly, this paper tries to clarify the potential of adaptability strategies for affordable housing design. These strategies provide the ability of housing for merge, division, growth, and changing uses but in a minimum physical...
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It is acknowledged that the courtyard house is one of the most important types of vernacular housing in the world, especially in the Arab countries. However, the use of courtyard house has not excluded on the vernacular architecture in the twentieth century, modern architects in their latest work tried to rediscover this type again. This paper disc...
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The need for high-density housing is increasing in Palestine. The dramatic limitation of land and the high demand for housing is greatly influencing urban qualities. Besides which, the current types of settlements contain a lot of disadvantages. These are mostly low-rise, low-density, or high-rise, high-density types of housing, which usually consi...

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Examine different strategies of designing affordable housing in order to reach efficiency of land use and building materials