A desire to return to the origins of Egyptian rural architecture - the architecture of the common man, rather than the elite - was the motivation for this project. The three-storey house is of local limestone and sandstone, covered with a 25cm-thick insulating layer of mud and a final coat of mud plaster mixed with rice straw. Elements such as lintels and handrails are made from a local timber, Kafour. The caps of the sanitary ducts refer to the form of the pigeon towers that are an architectural symbol of Fayoum (but are now rare).
Upon entering the building, a first impression of the historical background of the building strikes you, as yo go through the back court bathed partly in sunshine and shadows, and as you glimpse the pigeon house which reminds you of an Islamic minaret creating an atmosphere very reminiscent of an old Islamic street.