Cinque Terre

Yahya Adel Ibraheem

Architecture and Environment


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A practicing architect, lecturer and researcher at Department of Architectural Engineering, University of Technology-Iraq, in Baghdad, where I act as a deputy registrar of the department. I have served as a member of architectural design studio team for more than fourteen years and have taught Freehand Drawing, Building Construction and Computer Aided Design for many years. I am also a section editor for the Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning. My research, in Architectural Technology, focuses on improving building energy performance and increasing thermal/visual comfort using integrated solutions while minimizing the building’s environmental impact. I completed an MSc in ‘Technology of Architecture’ from the University of Technology-Iraq and received my PhD in ‘Built Environment’ from the School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, United Kingdom."


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PhD Built Environment, University of Brighton (UK), 2019.

MSc Architectural Technology, University of Technology-Iraq, 2006.

BSc Architectural Engineering, University of Technology-Iraq, 2000.

Qualification in Building Energy Simulation, Integrated Environmental Solutions IES, Glasgow, Scotland, 2016.

Qualification in Earth Architecture Techniques, École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble, France, 2008.


design optimisation, improving building thermal and visual comfort

Renewable and sustainable energy systems technology

building energy performance

Integrated Facade Systems IFS

Photovoltaic Shading Devices PVSD

Highly- to fully-glazed buildings

Hot arid climates


Energy Production Analysis of Photovoltaic Shading Devices (PVSD) in Integrated Façade Systems (IFS), Poorang Piroozfar, Eric Farr, Neil Ravenscroft, Frontiers in Built Environment,2020

2Methodological evaluation of Integrated Façade Systems: Sensitivity analysis of net-energy in a base-case model, Poorang Piroozfar, Eric Farr, Neil Ravenscroft, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 2019

Sensitivity analysis of energy consumption of Integrated Façade Systems: system and sub-system variables of a base case model for Building Energy Simulation, Poorang Piroozfar, Eric Farr, Neil Ravenscroft, SEEDS conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2018

Integrated Façade System for office buildings in hot and arid climates: A comparative analysis, Poorang Piroozfar, Eric Farr, SEEDS conference (UK),2016

Embedding passive intelligence into building envelopes: a review of the state-of-the-art in integrated Photovoltaic shading devices , Poorang Piroozfar, Eric Farr, SEB conference (Italy),2016

Architectural Development of House Design for Hot Arid Weather Utilizing Low Energy Cooling Systems, Sahar Kharrufa,2015

7Upgrading the Building Envelope to Reduce Cooling Loads, Sahar Kharrufa, 2012

Chapter 9. Reducing the Cooling Load by Evaporative Cooling of the Roof, Sahar Kharrufa, Book chapter (title: Energy and buildings: efficiency, air quality and construction), 2011

Roof Pond cooling of buildings in hot arid climates, Sahar Kharrufa, Building & Environment, 2008

Thermal Simulation of Custom Designed House to Test Application of New Cooling Methods, Sahar Kharrufa, Nagham Ahmed Jasim, The Iraqi Journal of Architecture,2008

Utilizing of Cooled Roof to Increase Thermal Performance of the Building, Sahar Kharrufa, The Iraqi Journal of Architecture,2008


Architectural Design for 3rd stage

Architectural Design for 1st stage

Landscape for 4th stage

3D Studio Max for 3rd stage

Construction of Building for 1st stage

Free-hand for 1st stage

Design Studio and year 1 course leader, Architecture and Environment (year3), Building Construction (year1)

English Language (MSc level), Design Studio (year 1), Architectural Details (year5), Architectural Acoustics (year4), and Deputy Registrar


Thanks and Appreciation Letter:

U Winner of The Frontiers Award for Building Performance and Evaluation-Dublin, Ireland 2018.

SEEDS Award for Contribution to the Built Environment, Leeds, United Kingdom 2016.

Letter of appreciation and acknowledgement by General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers for the hard work in supervising the design and construction of the House of Hospitality Building of the Prime Minister.

Letter of appreciation and acknowledgment by the president of the University of Technology-Iraq for representing the University of Technology at IACAD2019 Conference and organizing it in partnership with Tishk International University (Erbil).

Letter of appreciation and acknowledgment by the president of the University of Technology-Iraq for the coordination and supervision for Stevens Initiative in partnership with Ball State University (USA).

Letter of appreciation and acknowledgment by the Dean department of Architectural Engineering at the University of Technology-Iraq for publishing in elite international scientific journals