Alaa Said, born in Iraq, MA in Architecture from AHO, Architecture School of Oslo. Worked on restoring traditional Islamic houses in Fes Medina for the last 15 years.
The meeting place is a Dar Seffarine where the tour starts, explaining about the Islamic architecture of the house and the city, the designs and concepts. He will also talk about restoring residential buildings, the challenges of converting a historical building into modern living as well as the building techniques and materials.
The walk is focused on private houses in residential areas. He will explain the city plan of a district in the medina. There will be opportunity to see houses under restoration as well as finished restored houses.
The tour ends with tea in a local traditional café.
Duration: 4 hours.