Fathy, Hassan. Report On The Data Of The V.I.P. Villa in Tabuk. 20 Feb. 1974. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Written To. Colonel Mahmoud Nasif and The Authorities Responsible
Date: February 20, 1974
Fathy offers a basic preliminary description of the problems an architect might face by building a modern yet traditional Arab palace in an arid desert environment. He briefly surveys examples of Islamic desert architecture and their influence on Arab urban architecture. He then lays out the general characteristics of an Arab palace and house, including their building materials and structures and common design concepts.