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Samuel Noah Kramer. Leonard B. Albert Ten Eyck Olmstead. Malcolm M. Hassan Fathy. Albert Hofstadter. Clifford Geertz. Harold C. Wayne C. Michael Polanyi. Leo Strauss. Grosvenor W. Joshua C. Lewis White Beck. Richmond Lattimore. Alexander Heidel. Clifford R. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Architecture for the Poor : Experiment in Rural Egypt.
Description This volume describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra lattice designs in the mudwork to adorn the buildings.
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He has received numerous awards including the French Literary Prize for this book, which originally appeared in a French edition. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Hassan Fathy: Egypt's architect of the poor
Fathy believed architecture was for the people. He designed houses to meet the needs of the families living in them. Hassan Fathy's is a name that is instantly recognisable among Arab architects and conjures up idyllic images of hand-smoothed walls and domes covered in adobe, nestled in a verdant countryside while pigeons swoop overhead. This vision is a manifestation of all Fathy is known for; sustainable architecture created along lines that work with the surroundings, using local resources and catering to the needs of its inhabitants. Today Google is celebrating Hassan Fathy on its homepage for "pioneering new methods [in architecture], respecting tradition, and valuing all walks of life". Fathy studied architecture at King Fuad I University now Cairo University , graduating in at the height of the European Art Deco and modernist movements, which had their effect on his earliest work. By the late s Fathy's work was showing an awareness of local architectural details, as he studied how indigenous Egyptian architecture worked with its environment to maximise light and ventilation inside homes.
Architecture for the Poor : Experiment in Rural Egypt
He invested all of the money he earned designing luxury villas for rich clients in buildings and villages for poor fellahs. Those were the clients he was truly committed to. Architects should be serving this client, but architects are not interested in these poor people. It is like the barefoot doctors in China; the poor also need 'barefoot' architects. Fathy, who was born in Alexandria in and died in , was Egypt's most important architect of the 20th century.
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