Introducing Al-Maqdissi research project funded by the French Consulate in Jerusalem and Campus France.
The research focuses on new simulation and fabrication techniques for the construction of stone vaults.
For Al-Maqdissi research project, we aim to question the unique exclusive stone construction technique by presenting stone as an economical, innovative alternative.
In a wider international context, there are only few regulations on the use of stone as a structural material. We are convinced that stone is a contemporary material, which can be revived through the use of new simulation and fabrication processes. For instance, the compressive strength of most of the Palestinian local stone is three to four times greater than concrete.
Along with GSA lab and SCALES, our team benefits from a great knowledge in the domain of computational design and advanced techniques of fabrication coupled to parametrized geometry and structural analysis. One of our main ambition is to link fabrication processes to architecture: robotic fabrication techniques are a key to the future of stone use.
As a revolt against the generic and exclusive way of building in Palestine, Al-Maqdissi’s research conclusions intend to be a strategic awareness for new visions of urban morphologies.
A Talk by
Laboratoire GSA, Professor at l’ENSA Paris-Malaquais, and l’École des Ponts ParisTech, Civil Engineer
— Presentation of the stone vault project & el-Atlal residency
Yousef & Elias Anastas
SCALES — AAU ANASTAS, Laboratoire GSA
Founder and Director of el-Atlal residency
On Tuesday August 2nd 2016 at 6 PM
at AAU ANASTAS studio
79, Caritas Street Bethlehem
AAU ANASTAS — SCALES
GSA, PARIS MALAQUAIS
In partnership with