The architect, very active from 1934 to 1965, was educated at College des Frères in Cairo. As a member of the “Missions Scolaires Egyptiennes” in France, he was sent at the Ecole Centrale in Paris and graduated in 1925. He implemented in Egypt and Lebanon an Art Deco international style integrating Neo-Pharaonic decors. For instance, he designed the National Museum of Lebanon with “Pierre Leprince Ringuet featuring a Neo-Pharaonic building with a classical plan inherited from the Schinkel School”. 


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El-Wakil, Leila. "The Mediterranean DECO: from international models to national variations.” n: 2nd annual meeting of the Cost Action European architecture beyond Europe, Edinburgh, 11th February 2012, 2012.

"Cairo's belle époque architects 1900 - 1950" compiled by Samir Raafat.

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