Architecture for the Poor

Experiment in Rural Egypt

"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.

Artikelnummer: 978-0-226-23916-3
Fr. 57.05
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Autor Fathy, Hassan
Verlag The University of Chicago Press
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 1976
Seitenangabe 363 S.
Meldetext Folgt in ca. 10 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 133 halftones
Masse H22.8 cm x B13.7 cm x D1.9 cm 574 g
Artikelart M-Text
Auflage New ed
Reihe Phoenix Books