Hassan Fathy





Hassan Fathy


Born
in Alexandria, Egypt
March 23, 1900

Died
November 30, 1989

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Hassan Fathy, who was born in Alexandria in 1900 and died in Cairo in 1989, is Egypt's best known architect since Imhotep. In the course of a long career with a crescendo of acclaim sustaining his later decades, the cosmopolitan trilingual professor-engineer-architect, amateur musician, dramatist, and inventor, designed nearly 160 separate projects, from modest country retreats to fully planned communities with police, fire, and medical services, with markets, schools and theatres, with places for worship and others for recreation, including many, like laundry facilities, ovens, and wells that planners less attuned to sociability might call workstations.

Although the importance of Fathy's contribution to world architecture became clear only
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Average rating: 4.21 · 126 ratings · 15 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
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City of the Future

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The Arab House In The Urban...

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COSTRUIRE CON LA GENTE

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“Once you have mastered the craft, you can use it for whatever purpose you choose.”
Hassan Fathy