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Architecture for the poor : an experiment in rural Egypt.

Author: Hassan Fathy
Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1973]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Architecture for the Poor 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hassan Fathy
ISBN: 0226239152 9780226239156 0226239160 9780226239163
OCLC Number: 691214
Notes: Published in 1969 under title: Gourna: a tale of two villages.
Description: xvi, 233 pages illustrations 24 cm
Other Titles: Gourna

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Architecture for the Poor 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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