The Book of Architecture
Language: English
Publishing Date: TBD
Status: In prepearation for publishing
Tarek Waly, Shimaa Shaheen

This book is a new perspective on an old topic. Combining the intellectual and physical aspects of architecture. It seeks to attain harmony with self and compatibility with nature, through revealing some of the hidden laws governing the process of creation. It reintroduces the geometric order in architecture as an idea indicative of wisdom. A field that correlated through its history, science, and philosophy. The book reexamines related eastern and western knowledge and integrates the outcomes with the authors’ practical experiences. The book aims to open the prospect of architects towards a method where the architecture of the place begins with understanding the architecture of man, and nature. Accordingly, the book extrapolates the geometric orders in the process of creation, relates to its symbolism and meaning to regulate the creation of architecture. It also presents the potentials of such methodology in practice, presenting the Authors’ selected projects that adopted this theory.  

This book deals with architecture as the shadow of the man in time over space governed by geometric order and systems of universe creation, an entity that combines a tangible existence and an intellectual content. It seeks to rationalize the subconscious law of the existence of the tangible. To reveal its expression in geometric order and extrapolate its symbols and meanings. Such a process can enable us to understand the law regulating the process of architectural creation; formulate our language that leads to harmonizing the obvious with the hidden.

Achieving the goal of knowing immaterial intellectuals depends on knowing of tangible, physical matters... We strive in what sages, and philosophers-ancient and modern- presented, renewing what we inherited from them. They knew that the world's existents, including man, are a group of body and soul. They found in the structure of his body an example of all beings, carrying the secret of life and the process of creation. That is why they said the man is a small universe. 

The base of all sciences is in man’s self-knowledge, extrapolation of the nature of structuralism of man’s creation. Then to realize the sacred geometry and the process of creation, so that we can create architecture.

Geometric orders begin with the point of birth; they are the constant in a continuous process of variables, and the understanding of cognitive theory in the process of creation depends on the realization of this constant.

The culmination of what a person is an environment from his creation, and in that he is in dialogue with the natural environment, the place, the history with its past and future. This is the heart of architecture. In revealing these geometric orders, we rely on the cognitive theory and all the ancient and contemporary knowledge acquisitions, but with a new vision. A cognitive approach aims to understand the theory of the wisdom of sacred geometry and its role in architecture.

The book will consist of:


Chapter One: The tangible as the shadow of the intangible in nature

  • Foreword...
  • The Semiotics studies for tangible elements in nature
  • Numerology 
  • Sacred geometry.
  • Geometric orders

Chapter Two: the tangible as the shadow of the intangible of the human body

  • Foreword
  • Epistemological approach to the process of embryogenesis
  • Understanding the morphology of the human body
  • Extrapolating the sacred Geometry of the Human body

Chapter three: Geometric orders in Architecture 

  • Foreword
  • An approach towards defining architect’s role and creation of architecture
  • Geometric orders and Architecture
    • The concept of creating architecture through the Geometric orders
    • Selected examples for extrapolating geometric orders in existing Architecture
    • Selected examples for creating new architecture within a geometric order in Heritage sites
    • Selected examples for creating contemporary architecture through geometric orders.