Tod

 

Photos from a housing development project south of Luxor in Tod. This is a bit of an unique take on housing development as much of the low-cost housing in Upper Egypt leans towards multistory apartment flats. These houses were designed by Mamdouh Hamza (http://mamdouhhamza NULL.net/) of Hamza Associates (http://www NULL.hamza NULL.org/) and are intended as starter units that provide ample space and facilities, while making use of prevailing winds to cool the interior. Built by Mohammed Salem, who happens to live across the street, and who invited me out to take a few photos.