Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals


Reinhart, C F., Rakha, T. and Weissman, D., 2014. “Predicting the daylit area - a comparison of students assessments and simulations at eleven schools of architecture,” LEUKOS, 10 (4), pp. 193 – 206.  

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Sherif, A., Sabry, H. and Rakha, T., 2012. “External perforated solar screens for daylighting in residential desert buildings: identification of minimum and maximum perforation percentages,” Solar Energy, 86 (6), pp.1929 –1940.

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Rakha, T. and Nassar, K., 2011. “Genetic algorithms for ceiling form optimization in response to daylight levels,” Renewable Energy, 36 (9), pp. 2348-2356.

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Papers in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings


Rakha, T., and Martinez, C., 2017. “Human-powered Mobility Programming Needs in Mid-sized US Cities: the Case of Syracuse NY,” In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA, 02-5 July, Edinburgh: Scotland.

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Martinez, C., and Rakha. T., 2017. “A Design Framework for Sustainable Mobility Hub Networks in Mid-Sized Cities,” In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA, 02-5 July, Edinburgh: Scotland.

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Rakha, T., Shin, D. and Moss, T., 2017. “A decade analysis of transitioning residential LEED communities in the United States,” In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA, 02-5 July, Edinburgh: Scotland.

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Rakha, T., Rose, C M. and Reinhart, C F., 2014. “A framework for urban modeling occupancy profiles based on human activity patterns in the city,” In Proceedings of ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, 10-12 Sep, Atlanta: GA. p. 433

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Reinhart, C F., Rakha, T. and Weissman, D., 2014. “Predicting the daylit area - a comparison of students assessments and simulations at eleven schools of architecture,” In Proceedings of eSim 2014, 07-10 May, Ottawa: ON

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Rakha, T. and Reinhart, C F., 2013. “A carbon impact simulation-based framework for land use planning and non-motorized travel behavior interactions,” In Proceedings of Building Simulation 2013, 25 -28 August, Chambery: France.

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Reinhart, C F., Dogan, T., Jakubiec J.A., Rakha, T. and Sang, A., 2013. “Umi - an urban simulation environment for building energy use, daylighting and walkability,” In Proceedings of Building Simulation 2013, 25 -28 August, Chambéry‎: France.

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Rakha, T. and Reinhart, C F., 2012. “Generative urban modeling: a design work flow for walkability-optimized cities,” In Proceedings of SimBuild 2012, 01-03 August, Madison: WI.

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Sabry, H., Sherif, A., Gad Elhak, M. and Rakha, T., 2012. “External Perforated Solar Screen Parameters and Configurations: Daylighting Performance of Screen Axial Rotation and Opening Proportion in Residential Desert Buildings,” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, 27 – 29 June 2012, Moscow, Russia.

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Sabry, H., Sherif, A., el-Zafarany, A., Arafa, R., Rakha, T., and Anees, M., 2011. “Balancing the Energy Savings and Daylighting Performance of External Solar Screens,” In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 2011, 13-15 July, Lovain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

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Sabry, H., Sherif, A., and Rakha, T., 2011. “External Perforated Solar Screen Parameters and Configurations: Daylighting Performance of Screen Axial Rotation and Opening Proportion in Residential Desert Buildings,” In Proceedings of the International Conference for Sustainable Design and Construction, 23-25 March 2011, Kansas City, MO.

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Rakha, T. and Nassar, K., 2010. “Daylight as an evolutionary architectural form finder,” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, 30 June - 2 July 2010, Nottingham, UK, University of Nottingham Press, Paper 186, p. 371.
(BEST PAPER AWARD - STUDENT). 

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Sabry, H., Sherif, A., Fekry, A. and Rakha, T., 2010. “Integration of daylighting simulation software in architectural education,” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, 30 June-2 July, Nottingham, UK, Nottingham University Press, Paper 299,  p. 597.

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Sherif, A., Sabry, H., Shawky, S. and Rakha, T., 2010. “Daylighting for privacy: evaluating external perforated solar screens in desert clear sky conditions,” In proceedings of Renewable Energy 2010 Conference, 27 June - 2 July 2010, Yokohama, Japan. 
(BEST PAPER AWARD - LOW ENERGY ARCHITECTURE). 

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Sabry, H., Sherif, A. and Rakha, T., 2010. “Assessing the effect of external obstruction parameters on indoor daylighting performance in desert clear sky conditions,” In proceedings of the 16th annual international sustainable development research conference, 30 May - 1 June 2010, Hong Kong, China.

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Rakha, T., 2009. “Digiscape architecture: form generation as new architectural design glasses,” In Proceedings of ARCHCAIRO2009, 5th International Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering,  Architecture Department Conference, 16 -17 December 2009, Cairo, Egypt. 

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Theses and Reports

 

Rakha, T., 2015. "Towards comfortable and walkable cities: spatially resolved outdoor thermal comfort analysis linked to travel survey-based human activity schedules," PhD thesis, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Sherif, A., Sabry, H., el-Zafarany, A., Arafa, R., and Rakha, T., 2011. “Integrated desert building technologies research project, architectural aspects and systems integration aspects” Annual contract report for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Co-author and coordinator). 

Rakha, T., 2010. “Eco-evolutionary algotecture: ceiling form finding through daylight using genetic algorithms,” Master’s thesis, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University

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