alexa Hassan Fathys Design Efforts for New Gourna
ISSN: 2168-9717

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Hassan Fathys Design Efforts for New Gourna

Nandy A1 and Nandy UK2*

1Chief Managing Director of the ISO Approved Firm B.U. Builders and Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Madhya Pradesh, India

2Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Madhya Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Asuthor:
Nandy UK
Chief Managing Director of the ISO Approved Firm
B.U. Builders and Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Madhya Pradesh, India
Tel: +91- 8878907720
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 20, 2016; Accepted date:February 08, 2016; Published date:March 04,2016

Citation: Nandy A, Nandy UK (2016) Hassan Fathy’s Design Efforts for NewGourna. J Archit Eng Tech 5:157. doi:10.4172/2168-9717.1000157

Copyright: © 2016 Nandy A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed underthe terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricteduse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Gourna is a village located on the site of the Tomb of the Nobles that forms a part of Thebes’ ancient cementary which can now be found in Luxor, Egypt. This village that boasts of a population of seven thousand was re-developed by Hassan Fathy through his housing project. The design stands out due to the usage of traditional techniques, materials and the use of vernacular architectural solutions. The traditional wisdom, technical know-how and understanding of the natural environment have helped to shape strategies for development. Consequently, it has generated a cost-effective and ecologically sustainable building ethos that is a necessary element of the community. New Gourna village, an experimental earthen village on the West Bank of the Nile, is a testament to how the relationship between heritage and society is often fraught with multiple meanings and conflicting values.”

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