"Using what he jokingly called his "itinerant band of masons', Fathy travelled to various farming villages such as Mit al-Nasara, testing his newfound structural system in the building of several groups of shelters. While largely utilitarian in nature, these projects were to provide him with the confidence he needed to use the Nubian vault and dome system much more extensively at New Gourna five years later." (constructed)
Steele, James. 1997. An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy. London, United Kingdom: Thames and Hudson.