ARCHITECTURE FOR THE POOR HASSAN FATHY PDF

He designed houses to meet the needs of the families living in them. This vision is a manifestation of all Fathy is known for; sustainable architecture created along lines that work with the surroundings, using local resources and catering to the needs of its inhabitants. Today Google is celebrating Hassan Fathy on its homepage for "pioneering new methods [in architecture], respecting tradition, and valuing all walks of life". Fathy studied architecture at King Fuad I University now Cairo University , graduating in at the height of the European Art Deco and modernist movements, which had their effect on his earliest work.

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He designed houses to meet the needs of the families living in them. This vision is a manifestation of all Fathy is known for; sustainable architecture created along lines that work with the surroundings, using local resources and catering to the needs of its inhabitants.

Today Google is celebrating Hassan Fathy on its homepage for "pioneering new methods [in architecture], respecting tradition, and valuing all walks of life". Fathy studied architecture at King Fuad I University now Cairo University , graduating in at the height of the European Art Deco and modernist movements, which had their effect on his earliest work. In he was commissioned by the Department of Antiquities to design his most iconic project that haunted him for years, the village of New Gourna in Luxor.

The village was intended as a place to relocate an informal community of "entrepreneurial excavators" who were living and plying their illegal antiquities trade in the royal necropolis. Fathy got to work, believing as he did that architecture is for the people, and he designed each house around the needs of the family who would inhabit it.

Sadly, the families later refused to move into this new village, which caused many to see it as a failed project. Roof and dome of the mosque at Gourna seen from the minaret [Marc Ryckaert] Twenty years later Fathy wrote Gourna: A Tale of Two Villages , republished in the west as Architecture for the Poor, which became a textbook for architecture students worldwide. In this landmark book he wrote, "In Nature, no two men are alike The architecture of the house emerges from the dream; this is why in villages built by their inhabitants we will find no two houses identical".

He died in and is remembered to this day as a giant in world architecture.

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Architecture for the Poor is the architecture, buildings and art book which contains the useful knowledge about of building homes in minimum cost. Description of Architecture for the Poor by Hassan Fathy PDF Architecture for the Poor is the arts, social sciences and architecture guide which includes the immerse information about architecture. Hassan Fathy is the author of this remarkable book. He is a brilliant Egyptian architect who has decades of experience in his field. In Cairo, he takes the classes of Fine Arts and he already won the prize in this magnificent book.

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Architecture for the Poor

How can this selective celebration of a figure with little impact on his community and profession be explained? The Legend and the Myths Fathy had interesting ideas about architecture, there is no denying this fact. Architects around the world, including Egypt, engaged in practices that responded to common developments and problems such as the availability of new materials and technologies and the pressing issues of urban areas particularly the need for housing. This is the 20th century and the world is to a large extent connected via new media and communications. This was instructed architecture as were the modernist designs he distanced himself from. Had this been truly vernacular, then the presence of an architect arriving from the urban capital hundreds of miles away should have been unnecessary. In fact, the extent of participation was clearly defined along that line of expert vs receiver of expertise and Fathy is even documented in photographs, including one shown at the exhibition last year where he is clearly instructing, standing over builders, rather than the image propagated about the architect as working with, as equal, learning from as well as teaching the builders.

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