Architecture for the Poor

Architecture for the Poor

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by Hassan Fathy
     
 

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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 vaultedSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226239163
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Phoenix Bks.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
366
Sales rank:
1,031,503
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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