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Hassan Fathy Master of Builders (1900 - 1989)

Thursday، 19 November 2015 - 12:00 AM


 Born in Alexandria in 1900 to an Upper Egyptian father and Turkish mother.

• 1926: Graduated from Cairo University, where he started studying agriculture but switched to architecture

• 1928: Talkha Primary School, first recorded project Fathi completed after graduation; neo-classical style with engaged columns, pediments and acrotyrion executed in precise detail

• 1938: Hayat Villa, for famous artist Hayat Mohamed

• 1940-41: Rural Hospitals, built using the Nubian construction techniques Fathy discovered in Upper Egypt

• 1946: New Gourna, Luxor, Commissioned by the Egyptian Department of Antiquities to solve the problem of tomb-robbing in the Valley of the Kings, Queens and Nobles nearby

• 1950: Mosque, Punjab, India

• 1957: Harraniya weaving village, Imbaba

• 1957: Arab Refugee Housing, design for a prototype of temporary housing for Palestinian refugees

• 1967: New Bariz Village, Kharga, Fathy's best known community project

• 1971: Nasser Mausoleum

• 1973: Chicago Press publishes Architecture for the Poor (variation from French Architecture with the People), which catapulted Fathy's work to international fame

• 1980: Dar Al-Islam Village, Abiquiu, New Mexico

• 1980: Received Aga Khan Award for Architecture

• 1984: Received Medal of the Union of International Architects

• 1984: Received first-ever honorary Doctorate awarded by AUC

• 1989: Died


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