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    Università della Svizzera italiana

    Without a plan? : an ethnography of architecture, domestic microclimates, and building practices in contemporary Cairo

    Ghodbane, Dalila ; Roesler, Sascha (Dir.)

    Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2021ARC002.

    This study is located at the intersection of architecture and the social sciences. Its core is an ethnographic investigation of how Cairo experiences and tackles urban heatwaves, which was carried out primarily by looking at people’s building practices. The research is structured along three axes. The first consists of a historical overview of the Egyptian architectural field, based on a...