high-rise building contains a number of stores on the ground floor and five storeys
of apartments. The rectangular-shaped and symmetrical facade is extended by two
vertical “avant-corps” which dominate the elevation.
The two volumes are opened
with rectangular windows and present fluted engaged pillars with a stylised
vegetal pattern at the top. The central part of the facade includes a range of
balconies with two typological features: balusters or wrought iron. The
elevation is dominated by a cornice with an interlacing frieze. There is a marked
contrast between the imposing aspect of “the avant-corps” amplified by the
engaged columns, and the wealth of its ornamental repertoire such as stylised
vegetal motifs. The architect remains unknown, but we found the same decorative design at 26 Yehia Ibrahim Street.
Author: Lobna Montasser