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 Noor Aalhashem

Noor Aalhashem

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture


Noor Aalhashem is an architect who was awarded a Master's degree in Architectural Engineering from Al-Nahrain University, Iraq in 2008 and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Architectural Department of the same university in 2005.

Traditional and Contemporary architecture was the main focus of her MSc research, using Baghdad as a case study. She practiced as an architect and was responsible for architectural design issues, spending five years working as an architect in the Engineering Consultation Office of Al- Mustansria University and also worked in academia as a lecturer for design classes at the same university, which granted her a PhD scholarship in 2014. In 2015 Noor started her PhD in a topic related to the main interest of her MSc study.

Selected publications

  • “The particularity of visual penetration in the traditional milieu”, Baghdad, 2013
  • “Traditional House - Between Originality & Contemporary”, University of Mustansiriya, 2012.
  • Master’s thesis: “An Inspiration Traditional in Contemporary Architecture-Baghdad as a Case Study", August, 2008, Iraq.



Towards a Sustainable Architecture