Fathy, Hassan. The Cairene-Arab House In Urban Areas. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
In this document Fathy discusses the incorporation the traditional Cairene-Arab house plan into the new residential construction. Fathy asserts that the traditional planning of the Cairene-Arab house was conducive to the natural environment of the Arab world, which he considers a constant agent. Furthermore, he suggests that open courtyard and common features to this traditional structure was also best suited for the weather conditions of the dry and hot region of the Middle East. The document discusses the methods by which the Cairene-Arab house could be incorporated into modern architectural planning while still adapting to the changes of urbanization.