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100+1 Pakistani Architects and their Own Houses

This publication was supported by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, The Netherlands


FNMH's CEO Mukhtar Husain is the leading professional authority on Pakistani residences designed by architects, for architects.

Mukhtar Husain's comprehensive book 100+1 Pakistani Architects and their Own Houses is about houses Pakistani architects have designed for themselves. It profiles the designs of over one hundred architects, including Mukhtar himself. The profiles include the work of well-known contemporary architects such as Arif Hasan, Yasmeen Lari, Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Nayyar Ali Dada, and many others, as well as young practitioners from all over the country.

Presented chronologically from the 1950s through the early 2000s, these houses reflect the personality, design philosophy and lifestyle of each architect. It is based on the premise that architects, while designing their own houses, are able to express themselves more effectively and without compromise to external factors. Such houses are therefore likely to be the truest possible expressions of the owner-architects’ abilities and attitudes.

Collectively these houses and home interiors also represent an evolving social history of urban living in Pakistan. With photos, plans and a number of short essays reflecting on the architecture scene in Pakistan, the book will be of interest for personal collection, as a gift, for libraries, and for scholars of Pakistani and South Asian architectural theory and criticism. The book's foreword is written by Arif Hasan.


Mukhtar Husain, the author, is a well-known professional practicing in Pakistan since 1973. Besides his involvement with building and planning projects, he has been teaching and writing for over thirty years.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages

  • Publisher: FNMH Architecture

  • First Edition, Dec. 15, 2006

  • Second Edition Sept. 1, 2007

  • Language: English

  • ISBN: 978-969-8559-00-7

  • Book Dimensions: 10 x 10 inches

  • Pakistan List Price: Rs 3000
    (Bulk Discounts Available)

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