Murad Greiss House
Giza, Egypt
"The Murad Greiss house [...] makes several obvious concessions to the fast-paced, contemporary life-style of its owners, incorporating a swimming pool and enlarged bubble-shaped picture window in an exterior courtyard. These concessions, however, are peripheral to a deceptively sophisticated architectural statement. In it, a vaulted passage running perpendicular to the main volume of the house sets up a repetitive counterplay in the plan, eventually emerging to become a strategically placed Taktaboosh separating two courts on the outside.

The Greiss house, which is very compact, is also surprisingly generous in its inner feeling of space, partially due to the lightness of the limestone used in its construction. The building has also benefited a great deal from the involvement of the clients, particularly in the possibilities offered by the use of traditional crafts throughout." (constructed)

Source: Steele, James. 1989. The Hassan Fathy Collection. A Catalogue of Visual Documents at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Bern, Switzerland: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture. 84.
Sakkara Road, Shabramant Neighborhood, Giza, Egypt
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