Back to Sugar Street: ARCHiNOS Returns to Historic Cairo
17 March 2012
The Sugar Street, immortalized by the Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfuz in his novel of the same title, first saw our work in 1995 (see Sabil-Kuttab of Nafisa al-Bayda in the Preserving the Past section.) Now, ARCHINOS is back to Sugar Street restoring a façade of an Ottoman-period house where a splendid turned-wood bay window (mashrabiya) was completely destroyed by fire in 2009. The disaster response work was made possible by the Prince Claus Fund for Cultural Development, and involves traditional craftsmen of Historic Cairo, who can still produce the turned wood screens for which the city is famous.