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).
My passion for antiques drove me for 2 years to collect and restore antiques knowing and visualizing where each piece would be in the house. This passion for antiques gave the house a historical setting as fayoum is winter place in Egypt, so around the fire place the favorite sitting area.