A web site for Egyptian Architects and
planners, and everybody interested in Egyptian Art and
the Egyptian's contributions to the world of Architecture;
projects, contemporary and historical buildings, papers,
articles, books, thesis or software.
Hassan Fat'hy is the first Egyptian Architect
in the 20th century who did not import Architectural Ideologies from the west. On contrary, he exported new Ideologies,
and represented to the world a whole new architecture which has a major fingerprint stamped on our architectural
in this update of Egypt Architecture, more images
of Hassan Fat'hy's projects are added, and a new
section about the roots of his architecture,
a cemetery in el-Wahat
el kharga built with mud brick, which influenced Hassan Fat'hy
Re-planning of Historical Districts in Cairo
A Master thesis by Dr. Mohammad Abbas el Zafarany
this thesis handles the problems of historical districts in a comprehensive way, that conserves the historical
values and buildings, while looking forward for a better future and life standard for the people in the area.
finished in 1968, it has a special importance, it is the first research work conducted in the topic, which opened
the way for most of the great work that followed, emphasizing the comprehensive Human-historic approach.
this update contains the full text and graphs of first volume (3 chapters) covering history of Cairo, the other
2 volumes will Follow soon ISA.
Urban Agriculture in Arid Developing countries
while it is important to increase the plantation in urban Areas, it is not an environmental Attitude to waste the
rare water for no benefit.
the Concept of Urban Agriculture solves this dilemma by using Productive plants in the Urban landscape plantations,
this way all the aesthetic and environmental benefits of the plants are gained, in addition to food, wood, fuel,
or economically valuable roses.
this paper translated by Nagla Mahmoud, gives more details about the concept and its application
in developing countries.
Aesthetics of Architecture and Urban Form in Islamic Cairo
A paper by Gamal Taha
Gamal Taha is not just a research assistant writing a paper about Islamic Cairo, he is a lover writing a love poem to his beloved Cairo!
this Paper helps us to understand the aesthetics and hidden beauty of the magnificent world of Islamic architecture
and urban Form in Cairo, I hope we will be able to enjoy it after reading this love
For several millenniums, Egyptians have lead the Architecture of the whole world, this bright
history actually puts a load on our shoulders as contemporary Egyptian Architects and planners, if we really want
to be proud of our ancestors, we have to do a positive step to regain the lead, or at least stop being lagging
behind the whole world!
For more than two centuries now, we have been just importing Architectural ideas and technologies
from the west (as we have been doing in all aspects of our life), and for no more than 50 years we began to explore
our Architectural heritage to find a new source to learn. The step forward, which should be taken now, is to digest
all resources of knowledge, and to introduce to the world a new Contemporary Egyptian Architecture:
This will not be done by a single person, it needs the cooperation of hundreds of minds
and hands, may be a whole generation of Architects and Intellectuals have to contribute to such a process till
we find a solid product.
That's why this site has been created.
To provide a link and an Information source to everybody who wants to contribute, and
to open a gate to publish ideas and discuss them with others. It is open for any contribution, any Architect who
wants to publish his work: projects, articles, papers or thesis, is welcome. It's also open for any news, or announcements
about conferences, seminars, competitions, expositions or new products.
We welcome anyone want to share us, or want to publish his work in the site, just
send us an email to know the way of publishing your works, papers, articles, ...etc.