Young talent

Kutleh, A series of prototypes by Rula Yaghmour

Amman, Jordan

Rula Yaghmour Kutleh ‘kutleh’ (Arabic: block, mass), is a project that moves the waste away and creates a new medium by assembling a ‘stone block’ from the surplus produced from cladding tiles used in everyday construction projects. Designer Rula Yaghmour created a monumental chair carved out of stone using a robotic arm, the chair was complimented with Read More

Stonematters, A Prototype of a Massive Stone Vault

Jericho, Palestine

AAU Anastas Jericho, Palestine 2017 AAU Anastas, and in collaboration with GSA Lab of ENSA Paris-Malaquais,  recently opened Stonematters, examining the use of three-dimensional free-form stone vaults in Palestine. The results of the research will be used for the construction of the el-Atlal residency in Jericho. © Mikaela Burstow Stone matters is built on an innovative construction principle Read More

Wadi Rum Excavated Sanctuaries

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Architect: Rasem Kamal Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan Area: 180,000 sq.m Year: 2015 Thesis Project, THE RICE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Thesis director: Carlos Jiménez Sunset View for The Excavated Courtyards © Rasem Kamal This project represents the architectural product of a thesis that focuses on subtraction not addition, subtracting voids and spatial volumes according to users’ Read More

[Winning Projects] The Omrania | CSBE Student Award 6th cycle

Amman, Jordan

[Winning Projects] The Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design sixth cycle In collaboration with the German Jordanian University, a ceremony honoring the five winning projects of the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design took place at the German Jordanian University’s Othman Bdeir in Amman, Jordan on January Read More

Stonesourcing space

Bethlehem, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine AAU ANASTAS 2013 Concept Click here for the realized project One of the many gifts that the city of Bethlehem has been blessed with is that of stone. A resource used since time immemorial to build homes that could weather any storm, stone is a fundamental part of the Palestinian way of life. Read More