This fully illustrated volume represents the most comprehensive examination yet of the life and work of the great Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-89), and the regional and international significance of his contribution to the lived ...

Author: Leïla El-Wakil

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ISBN: 9789774167898

Page: 411

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This fully illustrated volume represents the most comprehensive examination yet of the life and work of the great Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-89), and the regional and international significance of his contribution to the lived environment. Generously illustrated with archival and color photographs and the architect's own distinctive and beautifully decorated gouache plans and elevations, many never previously published.

Hassan Fathy

Hassan Fathy is Egypt's best-known 20th-century architect.

Hassan Fathy

Author: Salma Samar Damluji

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786272614

Page: 368

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Hassan Fathy is Egypt's best-known 20th-century architect. He was also a man of contradictions. He came from a wealthy background and had a western-style training. Yet he embraced traditional, vernacular forms, techniques, and materials and throughout his career promoted their use as part of a campaign to improve the conditions of Egypt's rural poor. Earth & Utopia chronicles this lifelong commitment through personal interviews conducted by the author, photographs, and drawings from the Hassan Fathy archives, and Fathy's own writings on the subject, many of which are published for the first time. This beautiful, fascinating, and scholarly book will be essential reading for students, academics, and general readers interested in Fathy, and the development of Arab and vernacular architecture, earth construction, architecture for the poor, and sustainability.

Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Architecture

This richly illustrated book provides new insights into Hassan Fathy's profuse, pathbreaking design documents and built projects, while exploring the socioeconomic, environmental, psychological, and esthetic components of Fathy's work in ...

Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Architecture

Author: Ahmad Hamid

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163418

Page: 206

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Hassan Fathy, the Egyptian architect known for his recognition of the potential of vernacular forms as a vital force in contemporary architectural design, sought to integrate the traditions of Islamic art with his modern visions for living. Guided by Fathy's principles, Ahmad Hamid, an architect who collaborated with Hassan Fathy in the Institute for Appropriate Technology, identifies questions about the nature of Islamic art and its building culture, as well as the origins of modern architecture. This richly illustrated book provides new insights into Hassan Fathy's profuse, pathbreaking design documents and built projects, while exploring the socioeconomic, environmental, psychological, and esthetic components of Fathy's work in the light of a quest for a new universal modernity for the twenty-first century.

Hassan Fathy

The Egyptian architect and master builder, Hassan Fathy (1900-1989) was one of the first architects to found a new approach based on a conception of interpreting forms and masses from the past.

Hassan Fathy

Author: Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743894564

Page: 80

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The Egyptian architect and master builder, Hassan Fathy (1900-1989) was one of the first architects to found a new approach based on a conception of interpreting forms and masses from the past. He was unique in believing that this language could exist alongside that of an aggressively modern one that cut all ties with the past. In addition to Fathy's tireless efforts to establish his traditional approach, he struggled to improve the housing and living environments of the poor, especially in the Third World. Fathy's efforts were acknowledged by several awards, including the Chairman's Prize, Aga Khan Awards for Architecture (1980), the Right Livelihood Award (1980) and the first Gold Medal of the International Union of Architects (1984).

Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture

The culmination of a lifetime's design practice and environmental study, Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture presents a master architects' extraordinary insights into the vernacular wisdom of indigenous architectural forms that have ...

Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture

Author: Hassan Fathy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Page: 172

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The culmination of a lifetime's design practice and environmental study, Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture presents a master architects' extraordinary insights into the vernacular wisdom of indigenous architectural forms that have evolved in hot arid climates.

Architecture for the Poor

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.

Architecture for the Poor

Author: Hassan Fathy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226239149

Page: 366

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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.

Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture

This richly illustrated book provides new insights into Hassan Fathy's profuse, pathbreaking design documents and built projects, while exploring the socioeconomic, environmental, psychological, and esthetic components of Fathy's work in ...

Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture

Author: Ahmad Hamid

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 1617973726

Page: 224

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Hassan Fathy, the Egyptian architect known for his recognition of the potential of vernacular forms as a vital force in contemporary architectural design, sought to integrate the traditions of Islamic art with his modern visions for living. Guided by Fathy's principles, Ahmad Hamid, an architect who collaborated with Hassan Fathy in the Institute for Appropriate Technology, identifies questions about the nature of Islamic art and its building culture, as well as the origins of modern architecture. This richly illustrated book provides new insights into Hassan Fathy's profuse, pathbreaking design documents and built projects, while exploring the socioeconomic, environmental, psychological, and esthetic components of Fathy's work in the light of a quest for a new universal modernity for the twenty-first century.

Descendants

Hassan Fathy's (1900-1989) ideas and philosophy opened opportunities and became a source of inspiration for architects to recognize and appreciate their traditional architecture.

Descendants

Author: Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3748747411

Page: 42

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Hassan Fathy's (1900-1989) ideas and philosophy opened opportunities and became a source of inspiration for architects to recognize and appreciate their traditional architecture. The response to Fathy's approach from architects in the Developing World differed from that of Western architects. When Fathy's architecture began to be widely known from the 1970s onward, these architects were influenced by his works, not only because of their links to the vernacular, but also because of their associations with Islamic architecture. The common response of these architects to Fathy's architecture was that they regarded his buildings as prototypes for the contemporary Islamic architecture of the Middle East as his traditional forms and techniques epitomize their national and regional features. On the other hand, the response of Western architects to Fathy's architecture and ideas varied. While some architects admired the new possibilities of building domes and vaults with a primitive material such as mud, others were inspired by Fathy's philosophy and his humanistic approach.

VISION

However, this is an essential reading that explores and reveals the significance of Fathy's approach while placing him within the wider perspective of twentieth-century architecture.

VISION

Author: Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3748713673

Page: 57

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Hassan Fathy is one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, whose works have had a widespread influence on the architecture of the Islamic world and whose ideas have extended to the Western world. This book focuses on the complexity of Fathy's architecture and the richness and range of its theoretical intentions, as well as assesses his attitudes towards modernism and the International Style. The relationship of his philosophy to movements such as Post-modernism, community architecture and self-help building, eco-architecture and sustainability and tendencies such as neo-vernacular and earth building are also examined. In addition, important issues such as auto-colonialism and symbolism in architecture and critical responses to his works and philosophy are discussed. However, this is an essential reading that explores and reveals the significance of Fathy's approach while placing him within the wider perspective of twentieth-century architecture.

An Architecture for People

This is an account of Hassan Fathy, one of the most influential Third World architects of the 20th century.

An Architecture for People

Author: James Steele

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500279915

Page: 208

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This is an account of Hassan Fathy, one of the most influential Third World architects of the 20th century. The ideas he formulated before his death in 1989 have become key elements in the global architectural agenda, with his influence being particularly profound in the developing world.