On August 30, I will take part in the session « Tourist facilities in the Mediterranean (1945-1975). Coast cities and Resorts between preservation and resilience » of the EAUH Conference in Rome, and present my article « Holiday villages on the Mediterranean coast during the Thirty Glorious. »
Hassan Fathy: An Architectural Life
Translation of Hassan Fathy dans son temps (2013)
Edited by Leïla el-Wakil
A beautifully illustrated study of the life and times of the legendary Egyptian architect
This fully illustrated volume represents the most comprehensive examination yet of the life and work of the great Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900–89), and the regional and international significance of his contribution to the lived environment. Eleven Egyptian and international scholars reveal the man, his milieu, his goals and his passions, his concept of social living and his fight for a humane model for affordable housing in tune with the environment, the application of these concepts in his numerous plans and buildings, his relations with the establishment, the extent of his influence, and the lasting legacy of his completed projects. Generously illustrated with archival and color photographs and the architect’s own distinctive and beautifully decorated gouache plans and elevations, many never previously published.
Dans le cadre de la Semaine Européenne du Développement Durable, organisé par l’Institut GEDT.
– Antonio Hodgers, Conseiller d’Etat en charge du Département de l’aménagement, du logement et de l’énergie.
– Leïla El-Wakil, historienne de l’art, Groupe « Contre l’enlaidissement de Genève »
– Tarramo Broennimann, architecte, co-président de la section genevoise de la Fédération des architectes suisses (FAS)
– Marcos Weil, directeur associé du bureau Urbaplan
Modération : Mathieu Petite, Coordinateur des actions de développement durable à l’Université de Genève