Fathy, Hassan. Memorandum To The Foreign Affairs Minister Kamal Rif'a Reporting The Visit To African Countries. 19 Apr. 1961. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Written to: Mr. Kamal Rif'at, The Minister of External Affairs
Date: April, 19 1961
The memorandum from Fathy to the Minister provides him with a summary of his trip to West Africa and the observations he made there while conducting research for "The City of the Future" project. Fathy suggests several features from the data collected from his trip which could be used in construction techniques in Egypt. Particularly, Fathy discusses the matter of roof construction methods.