While We Wait is a meditative installation by Bethlehem-based architects Elias & Yousef Anastas about the cultural claim over nature in Palestine.
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.
Palestine pavilion at Dubai Design Week by Elias & Yousef Anastas
Created in the summer of 2014, el-Atlal (the Ruins) is a cultural network that aims to support artistic exchanges between Palestine and the world. The project will be implemented in Jericho.
Developing a museum of the arts and history of Bethlehem in a historical house of the 18th century
With the collaboration of the Form Finding Lab led by Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens, Princeton University , a design-to-construction tool has been developed for reciprocal structures, andvalidated by the construction of a 5m diameter dome at Princeton University and a temporary pavilion on the Nativity square in Bethlehem. Project team : Sigrid Adriaenssens, Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos, Yousef Anastas).
The proposed concept is defined by a geometric volume which generates an urban insertion. The building follows the form of the allocated parcel, thus maximizing the space for an internal courtyard signifying the Memorial space.
Located in Jerusalem, the parcel of the project is oriented towards a single view. The volume is gradually carved, maximizing views and creating generous outdoor spaces.
The mosque’s form emerges from the circular-shaped base, organized as a spiral path around the two distinct entities of the project : the commercial building in direct relation with the future public square, and the main symbolic entity accommodating the prayer hall.
RE:LIFTA is a response to the systematic marginalization of Palestinian narratives and to the constant threat of destruction hovering over our collective memory.
Officially inaugurated on September 14th 2012, The National Conservatory Bethlehem branch creates an opened new cultural exchange platform for young Palestinian musicians.
The project consists of a roof controlling the wind and the climate with the objective of creating adequate and comfortable conditions in a dry region like Jericho.
Situated in the suburbs of Bethlehem, the project occupies a corner parcel. The area is undergoing extensive redevelopment, and the new engineers association office will have a predominant role in the local context.
The town-houses occupy an agricultural lot overlooking the mountains of temptation in Jericho
Extensions, remodeling, and renovation within the compound of Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem
Place Lalla Yeddouna is one of the strategic places of the Medina of Fes. Located at the lowest point of the Medina, along the river, the square adjoins many touristic sites; it hosts an important center of local artisanal,and is a historic passageway between the two historical parts of the town, through the Bin Lamdoun Bridge.
This House of Arts and Culture comes at the right time to boost the already very active creativity that is taking place in Beirut since the end of the period of violence that rocked Lebanon between 1975 and 1990.
The project is located in east Jerusalem, on al- zahra Street. It consists of the remodelling a 1950 building which was a cinema. The building will comprise a concert hall, a cinema, a rehearsal hall, a children’s center and a restaurant.
As a patchwork of landscape paintings, each guest room of the NZR hotel benefits from a large frame-less glass window.facing the Judaean mountains and on a clear day, the Jordan Valley.
The design of this house strives to integrate the architecture to the topography through its formal response to the sloping landscape.