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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Amazing Ecology viallage in Siwa Egypt

this nice village photos sent to me from A friend i would like to share it with you , lets watch together 


Ecolodge by Laetitia Delubac and Christian Félix



Paris architects Laetitia Delubac and Christian Félix have completed a holiday home and guest house in Siwa, Egypt.

Called Ecolodge and situated overlooking the desert, the building is constructed from locally-available materials including mud, sun-fired bricks, palm wood, reeds and stone.
The walls are made of a traditional local building material called kershef that consists of mud, sand and salt from the nearby salt lakes.
Intended as a retreat, the building incorporates guest rooms with patios, courtyards and gardens arranged around a central tower for the owners' rooms.
The tower draws air upwards from a water basin to cool the rooms.
Photographs are by Laetitia Delubac.
Here's some more information from the architects:
A retreat in the Egyptian desert.
A retreat which also is a guest house.
A retreat fully dedicated to contemplation and rest.
The piece of land, 35 x 35 m, is located in the peninsula of Siwa oasis at the bottom of Adrere Amellal ("white mountain" in tasiwit, the Berber dialect of this area).
We have chosen to dilate the project in order to cover the plot completely. This allows to provide as many patios as guest rooms, closed courtyard and garden; so many quiet places facing the desert.
Facing the four viewpoints that this site offers and the four cardinal points, four distinct façades reply to.
The main living room in the north is protected from direct sun. It opens onto a long pergola looking over the salt lake.
In the west, the guest rooms look over the Adrere Amellal. Varied views whether you are standing, sitting or lying down.
In the south, the façade evenly bored with minimal openings to the palm grove, rampart against sandy winds, borders staff quarters.
Finally in the west, towards the gates to desert, the garden and the swimming pool are isolated from the sole neighbour by a high wall in earth fissured on an ad hoc basis.
Here, quite isolated, the house was built with materials made available by desert, oasis and salt lake: mud, sun fired bricks, palm wood, reeds, red stone and salt stone.

Walls are built by local craftsmen with kershef, a traditional building material made out of mud, sand, and sun-dried salt harvested from the Siwa's salt lakes. In addition to blending in with the surrounding natural environment, kershef acts as a natural insulator, keeping indoor air temperatures mild in both hot and cold seasons.
No electricity in the house. Niches have been installed within the thick walls in kershef to place candles.
A spring spurting out in the bottom of the mountain, not very far in the south, irrigates the palm grove and continuously feeds the kitchen and bathrooms with fresh and healthy water, as well as a small pool and the basin at the centre of the peristyle intended for cooling the courtyard and adjacent rooms.
Waste water treatment is ensured with reed grove.
The tower, master room of the property has a natural air conditioning system using draughts: warm air in the rooms is vented within its two walls for fresh air coming from evaporation of water of the basin in the centre of the courtyard.
It welcomes the owner's suite and dominates the whole house. The terrace roof offers panoramic views of the exceptional landscape.
Architects: Laetitia Delubac and Christian Félix architects, Paris, France
Location: Siwa, Egypt
Client: Private
Project Area: 390 sqm
Project year: 2004-2007
Photographs: Laetitia Delubac

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr

عيد كم مبارك

وكل عام وأنتم بخير

 

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr

May Allah Blessing you and accept all your good deeds



ARCHITECT : SAYED MAREY
SAYED.MAR3Y@GMAIL.COM
SAYED_NAGY@M-ENG.HELWAN.EDU.EG
MOB : +20105801438   EGYPT


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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Great Mosque, Makkah, Mecca


The Great Mosque, Makkah, Mecca, originally uploaded by Chinx786.

Kaaba


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The Great Mosque, Makkah, Mecca


The Great Mosque, Makkah, Mecca, originally uploaded by Chinx786.


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Friday, May 01, 2009

AMAZING FRUITS ARCHITECTURE

one of the best architecture i ever seen
Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival  in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful  Orange Festival in Netherlands

Beautiful Orange Festival in Netherlands


 


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Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Amazing House of Bones

Restored and remodeled by the Spanish modernist architect Antoni Gaudi in the years 1905–1907, Casa Batllo is now one the most overlooked buildings by the tourists who visit Barcelona. Although Casa Batllo is a museum now, Gaudi designed it for for a wealthy Barcelona Aristocrat.

The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), and indeed it does have a visceral, skeletal organic quality.

The Amazing House of Bones
Close up of Casa Batllo chimney :: Photo Credit: WikiMedia


Casa Batllo's roof has been compared to a reptilian creature, the backbone of a gigantic dinosaur, the dragon killed by St. George (Sant Jordi being the patron saint of Catalan).

The Amazing House of Bones
Casa Batllo roof :: Photo Credit: Klaus Dolle


It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the facade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues.

The Amazing House of Bones
Casa Batllo arched roof :: Photo Credit: WikiMedia

 
The Amazing House of Bones
Casa Batllo building, Barcelona :: Photo Credit: Fran Barrero


The Amazing House of Bones
Casa Batllo arched roof and complex chimney detailing :: Photo Credit: WikiMedia


From the balconies resembling the bones of animals to the scale like surface of the front facade, the building is a tour de force of an artist reaching the peak of his powers. At night the floodlit facade has an iridescence like the scales of a fish. This polychromic finish is known as trencadís.


The Amazing House of Bones
Casa Batllo, Barcelona in HDR:: Photo Credit: MorBCN


The enlarged windows on the first floor gave it another nickname, 'House of Yawns'.


The Amazing House of Bones
Casa Batllo window, Barcelona :: Photo Credit: WikiMedia


The Amazing House of Bones
Window detail of Caso Batllo building :: Photo Credit: shapeshift


Casa Batllo Interior Design


The Amazing House of Bones
Inside Caso Batllo :: Photo Credit: (Erik)

The Amazing House of Bones
Inside Caso Batllo :: Photo Credit: acastellano


The Amazing House of Bones
Inside Caso Batllo :: Photo Credit: 3dom

The Amazing House of Bones
Caso Batllo: Spiral Design :: Photo Credit: 3dom
 

The Amazing House of Bones
Caso Batllo: Spiral Design :: Photo Credit: Mini Anna


The Amazing House of Bones
Caso Batllo lobby :: Photo Credit: Kipourax

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