" The design for the Hassanein house [...] reiterates the lack of focus on hemispherical forms shown in the Abu Gabal residence. Rather than surrounding the dome, as was done earlier, the round form is played down in the massing of the elevation by placing an upstairs wing in front of it on the major entrance side, and a high garden wall around the court that is directly related to it on the other side of the house. Once again, as in the Abu Gabal designs, levels are used to achieve spatial separation, although in a much more direct way. Tile and brick floor patterns, which appear as an integral and important part of the spatial design in all of the houses that Fathy as done from Haindi Seif al-Nasr onward, here once again clearly signal his choreography of each space."
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, 19.