Fathy, Hassan. Memorandum Regarding The Model Village Of Gourna And Roof Construction. 10 Nov. 1954. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
In this memorandum regarding the model village of Gourna, Hassan Fathy suggests several economically efficient methods for constructing roofs in the homes of the residents of the new village. These methods were intended to reduce costs by using locally manufactured and available materials for construction. Fathy lists several options for creating optimal designs keeping the regional environment in mind.