The Wonder Cabinet is a project launched by Local Industries. The project aims at remodeling the historic Bandak Factory into a hybrid structure combining industrial production with a flexible cultural and social platform
Local Industries exhibition at Dar El Nimer in Beirut during Beirut Design Week
In an attempt of escaping the initial romantic folkloric and nostalgic brief of the competition, we lost. Our project extracts peculiar characteristics of identified Palestinian urban space typologies to magnify them as transcendental elements in an abstract environment.
AAU ANASTAS whishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2018! Highlights of the year include competitions, exhibitions, lectures.
Opening on November 6th from 10 AM to 7 PM
Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, U.A.E.
Essay by Karim Kattan on the Cremisan Valley as part of “While We Wait”
The towering structure consists of elements of stone from different regions of Palestine, fading upwards from earthy red to pale limestone. The stone elements are shaped by both innovative and traditional techniques.
As part of London Design Festival 2017, Elias & Yousef will give a talk at the Mosaic Rooms, 20/09/17 at 7:00 pm
While We Wait is a meditative installation about the cultural claim over nature in Palestine commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum. The installation is part of the V&A commissions for the London Design Festival in September
In this short documentary by Mikaela Burstow, Palestinian architectural firm AAU Anastas and GSA/ENSA Paris-Malaquais set out to build a free-standing massive stone vault in the ancient city of Jericho.
Open call el-Atlal 2017 – Deadline to apply: 30 May 2017
AAU ANASTAS’ research department ‘Scales’, and the GSA Lab of ENSA Paris-Malaquais are 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.
The Hebron Courts complex construction will kick off in October.
The name of the bar – Al-Jisser (literally the bridge) – is a reference to the suspended structure that shapes the 35sqm interior space
Elias & Yousef gave a talk at Atelier Clerici during a day of programmes organized by Studio-X Amman
Mass Imperfections —
The story behind the Palestinian pavilion for Dubai Design Week — ABWAB. Opening on the 24th of October 2016
Through the Al-maqdissi grant, AAU ANASTAS’ research department ‘Scales’, and the GSA Research Laboratory are 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.
Talk by Maurizio Brocato, Professor at l’ENSA Paris-Malaquais, and l’École des Ponts ParisTech, Civil Engineer
Soraya Ghezelbash is a French-Iranian architect and artist based in Beirut. In an unused former kitchen of an Ottoman villa in Beirut, she co-created Silkroad, a communal space that offers screenprinting workshops and is open for public use. AAU is interested in how the architectural space has crafted a specific technique of silkscreening that is adapted to its light intensity.
AAU ANASTAS’ proposal was highlighted by the jury of the international competition
Exhibited during the IASS 2015 symposium at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the BIC structure is a continuous hybrid form-found structure made out of 10 000 BIC Cristal pens.
Conor Sreenan from Heneghan Peng Architects gives us a a sneak peek of the long awaited Palestinian Museum project in Birzeit.
Najla Nakhlé-Cerruti highlights the role of virtual and augmented reality techniques in theatre bringing a change of the spatial dimension of a play, that is the fruit of text and representation. Emphasizing the immersion of the audience in a virtual space is one of AAU’s current concerns, in the context of unsubstantial preservation of historical sites.
Jake Read talks about introducing a new vision on the city through drone coverage and how digital crafting introduces new intuitive tools for architects. AAU ANASTAS shares common interest in such tools, especially when it comes to introducing a research study on stone, through a vision mixing material and urbanism scales.
el-Atlal artists and writers residency is launched ! The project is exhibited at Volume, 47 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth in Paris.
Local Industries (LI) is proud to announce the acquisition of Mike and Jamil chairs by the Vitra Design Museum in Basel. They will be part of the permanent museum collection.
Elias and Yousef Anastas were awarded the Europe 40 Under 40, an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects.
We are developing a building for el-Atlal, an artist’s oasis in Jericho, a project by Karim Kattan
Al Maqdissi research granted to AAU Research Department (SCALES) in collaboraton with GSA lab. The research will focus on new simulation and fabrication techniques for the construction of stone vaults.
The Variable Stiffness Lattice (VSL) is a research developed with the Princeton University’s Form Finding Lab. The VSL skin system relies on novel design simulation and fabrication processes that explore elastic deformation mechanisms found in nature.
Elias and Yousef Anastas were invited by Mark Mangion to participate in the Parallel Borders 2 project, an extensive cross-field collaborative platform reflecting upon geopolitical and spatial narratives and physical borders via cyber, public and other highly accessible public structures.
With the collaboration of Princeton University’s Form Finding Lab led by Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens, a design-to-construction tool has been developed for reciprocal structures, and validated by the construction of a 5m diameter dome at Princeton University and a temporary pavilion on the Nativity square in Bethlehem.