The Importance of Interior Architecture to Meet Residents’ Needs in Gated Communities in Cairo

Karam Abdallah


The city of Cairo - since the beginning of the third millennium - has witnessed a constructional expansion of new cities for people of class A to live within gated communities, which provide luxury and safety. This research aims to identify the tangible and intangible needs from the occupants’ and the interior designer’s perspective, due to the diversity of these needs. The identification of these demands may help to clarify the requirements provided by the large construction companies, which will highlight the role of the interior designer in the design process of the residential units.

Keywords: Interior design in Egypt, Contemporary Egyptian residences, Egyptian residential needs, Gated communities in Egypt.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.



Interior design in Egypt, Contemporary Egyptian residences, Egyptian residential needs, Walled communities in Egypt.

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