New Gourna !!!
New Gourna, the crown Jewell of all masterpieces created by Hassan Fathi,
is facing its doom!
visiting the village in 2002 spring , Egyptarch team was shocked by what is happening there, most of the houses
have bean demolished, and concreat multi-story buildings were erected instead!
is there a Hope to save the few remaining treasures of Gourna? see by yourself the current image in this review!
Ramsis Wessa Wassef
Review by Professor: Taher Al Sadek
Ramses Wissa Wassef
, not only a great Egyptian Architect, but a great community developer as well!
he has achieved on earth goes far ahead of the dreams of most architects, by exploding the artistic capabilities
of the community, he created great architecture, Masterpieces of Art of weaving, and a much better community that
still remembers the hands of him, years after he Died
Read what another great Builder and Planner (dr.Taher el
Sadek) wrote about him
Re-planning of Historical Districts
A Master thesis by
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, graphs, tables, pictures and
Old Cairo in eyes
of European Artist of the 19th century
In 19th century, Cairo contained a
variety of people who were different
in Tongue, Costumes and Nationality. The European Artist recorded this period with
let's take a journey in old Cairo in 19th century from the point of view of the European Artist, like
El Suhaimy House
This time we will introduce another part of old Cairo, its name is El Suhaimy House, it located in El Darb el Asfar
[Yellow Darb] in El Moez ledeen Ellah El Fatimy street.
It is one of the most beautiful houses in old Cairo, that contains Islamic Architecture, details,
landscape, and more.
Lets make a journey in it to see what a beautiful seen it contains.
Al Fostat Ceramic Center
is one of Hassan Fat'hi's faithful students.
In Ceramic Center he used the Islamic
and Bizantine elements common in El Fostat area, in a different way to
create a new architecture, living in harmony
with its context of Mosques, Churches, and buildings.
Alexandrina... the new
It is the famous library in the world, it is in Alexandria.
We will know a little about its history and you can take a journey through its spaces, to see the wonderful building
that located in the best city on the Mediterranean, in Alexandria. You will found:- link of Alex Library, Also you
can read an article titled
Dr. Zahi Hawas, talking
about the History of Alex Library.
Form or Space?
The Competition of the Technology Museum
A review covers most of the winning Projects of this competition,
which expressed an over emphasis of the mass form, while drawing a big question Mark about the Aesthetics of Spaces
formed accidentally between masses! discussed by
Dr. Abbas el-Zafarany.
Also we will see brief review about the Architect who won the
first prize, Architect:
Bakry. who is one of the symbols of contemporary Egyptian architecture,
more of his work will grace the Pages of EgyptArch in the coming updates
In North of Egypt in Alexandria (The
princess of Mediterranean), we will know some historical knowledge about it, and we will show wonderful pictures from
this Egyptian Paradise.
In Upper Egypt, from Aswan,
Built by Architect [Mahmoud el Hakeem].
landscape Architect [Dr. Laila el Massry, and Dr. Maher Stino], who won the Agha Khan Prize in 2001, in the landscape from el Unisco.
Also you can see some pictures of the landscape Architecture and the interior of the museum.
Sendadaya, it located in el Khargah
Climatic Design of Buildings
Climatic Design of Buildings
It is the first chapter of PHD of
Dr. Abbas El Zafarany:
Environmental Architecture it presents several kinds of environmental architecture and the deferent schools of architecture,
such as, Passive Solar Architecture, Positive Solar Architecture, Energy Saving Architecture,
Vernacular Architecture, and so on, also it will explain the meaning of Climatic Design, aims, problems, who is
the climatic designer, and more.
It is the third chapter of the PHD of
Dr. Abbas El Zafarany, it presents the new
technology of design using computers and the new changes that appeared by using this new technology.
Interior Design and Furniture Design
Design and Furniture Design
We will present few projects of a young Architect who is playing a
Romantic music with his Furniture design and Interior design.
Ayman El Sherbieny is one of the talented Architects in Interior Design or in Furniture, we will try to show
you some of his works.