Friday, 15 October 2010

Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Architecture for the poor

Fantastic News for the Hassan Fathy village, especially the lovely family that live at the house who have tried their best to preserve and promote it.

Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Architecture for the poor: "Overall, those living in New Gourna would benefit from the plan in the form of better housing conditions, and they would be able to capitalise on the national and international attention focussed on the village.

Local businesses could develop as a result of the new emphasis on mud-brick conservation, and villages could become entrepreneurs renting out rooms, running local eateries and shops and setting an example to surrounding communities of the social and economic gains to be made through the conservation and adaptive reuse of their own heritage.

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