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Architecture for the poor : an experiment in rural Egypt.

Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1973] .
ISBN 9780226239163, 0226239160, 0226239152, 9780226239156

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Standard Title Gourna
Subjects Bouwkunst.
Community development -- Egypt -- Qurna.
Community development.
Développement communautaire -- Égypte -- Al-Qurnah.
Egypt -- Qurna.
Sociaal-economische aspecten.
Description xvi, 233 pages illustrations 24 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Published in 1969 under title: Gourna: a tale of two villages.
Summary 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.
Geographic Area Egypt
Network Numbers (OCoLC)691214
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Fathy, Hassan.
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