Nada House
Siwa, Egypt
This is a fully restored residential house in which the main living quarters are on the first floor and the flat roof, while the ground floor has a more community-oriented use. This restoration has been achieved by using exactly the same methods and materials as people of this remote, unique oasis have been doing for centuries. Electricity has been installed throughout, plumbing on the first floor and in the guardroom. The first floor, in spite of all the mod cons, with its wooden floors, exposed beams, niches and alcoves dotting its curving walls, has an intimate, almost magical, atmosphere. The ground floor, though, reflects more the long history of the house; intervention during restoration work in this part was kept to a minimum.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Siwa, Egypt
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Completed 2012
350 m²
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urban design and development