Nile House
Cairo, Egypt
This small four-storey building named “Nile House” presents a square volume and an “avant-corps” with rectangular openings and fluted engaged pillars. The overhanging structure contains chamfered angles opened with strip windows. 

One of the specific features is the asymmetry of the facade due to the non-central position of the “avant-corps’’. This asymmetry contrasts with the rectangular shape of the building. The design features various typologies of balconies and two bow-windows, probably added afterwards. A cornice with a decorative frieze dominates the elevation. 

We found a similarity to the decorative design at Abdel Aziz Osman Street 3 in Zamalek. 

Author: Lobna Montasser
Location
Zakareya Rizk 10, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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Nile House
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Zakareya Rizk 10
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Building Usages
apartment building
residential
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brick
stucco
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apartment buildings
Art Deco
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