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Architecture for the Poor
Author: Hassan Fathy

ISBN: 9780226239163
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 363
Published: 17 December 1972
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0 x 2.0
Description:
Architecture for the Poor describes in detail Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna from mud bricks, employing such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and domed and vaulted roofing. Fathy worked closely with the people to tailor his designs to their needs; he taught them how to work with the mud 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.
Although bureaucratic red tape and other problems prevented the completion of New Gourna, Fathy's ideas have recently begun to command widespread attention.

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