Building Materials

Building Materials

Nevin E. Sharaf, Mohamed 1 2 Samir El-Sawy, 2Fateheya M. Metwally,

3Zakaria El-Khayat and 4Abdel-Razik Farag

  1. Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
  2. Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Misr International University Cairo, Egypt
  3. Department of Biochemistry, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
  4. Department of Pathology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt


Good buildings should satisfy principles of durability, utility and beauty. Recently, to be sustainable to the surrounding environment, to be healthier to their occupants and lately to be able to heal and harmonize the negative energy fields created by modern technology. The significance of indoor climate for health and comfort has been emphasized, as people spend about 90% of their time indoors, especially the children and elders. The number of complaints about the quality of indoor air has increased. These complaints have been coined with the term Sick Building Syndrome. Complaints are likely related to the increased use of variety of materials in building, furnishing, with decreased ventilation inside homes. BioGeometry is one of the new energy quality sciences that emerged in architecture as a response to the hazards of modern technology. Based on physics of quality, the revolutionary science of bioGeometry uses the energy principles of geometric form to introduce natural balance to the different energy-qualities found in any living system. This study was done to assess the health effects resulted from housing of adult male rats in buildings with microclimate, which are termed "sick buildings" due to accumulation of various chemicals, organic substances and others, in these buildings and to study the effects of using biogeometric shapes, designed by bioGeometry principles, on reducing these harmful effects. The result of the present work revealed a protective role for the biogeometric shapes, in modulating the toxic and damaging effects of this microclimate on the lung, liver, kidney and thyroid tissues of the studied groups of rats. The mechanism by which these biogeometric shapes induce their effects could be attributed to the empowerment of the immune system and the support of self-healing. So, it is a form of protective energy balance that only indirectly affects the health and wellbeing.

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