Do Gated Communities Meet the Residents’ Needs in Cairo?


  • Karam Abdallah Faculty of Art and Design, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts, Egypt



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 2514-7528 © 2019 The Authors. Published for AMER, ABRA & cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-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, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.




How to Cite

Abdallah, K. (2019). Do Gated Communities Meet the Residents’ Needs in Cairo?. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 4(14), 17-35.