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Hassan Fathy Master of Builders (1900 - 1989)

Hassan Fathy Master of Builders (1900 - 1989)

Tuesday، 16 February 2016 - 11:27 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.
• He passed Away 1989.

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