"To be located in Niamey, Nigeria, this villa responds to the intense heat of the area by carefully balancing inside and outside space so that natural ventilation can benefit all parts of the house. Utilizing the principles of the 'takhtabush' Fathy always manages to align each exposed wing of the residence between couryards, and to ensure that only one of these courtyards is planted, to generate maximum air flow from a cooler, landscaped area to a hotter, paved area." (construction not verified)
Steele, James. 1997. An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy. London, United Kingdom: Thames and Hudson.