— MMAG Project on show

Every Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm at the MMAG Foundation in Jabal Amman
From the 4th of October to the 4th of November

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— Elias & Yousef at ETH

Material Gesture design studio at ETH

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MMAG Foundation Amman

Design of a new infrastructure for the Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Foundation for Art and Culture in Amman, Jordan

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— Radio Alhara
Radio Alhara

An online radio during broadcast from Bethlehem, Ramallah and Amman during quarantine. Collaboration with Yazan Khalili, Mothanna Hussein and Saeed Abu Jaber

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— The New Stone Age

The Flat Vault is part of an exhibition at the Building Centre in London curated by Amin Taha

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The Royal Academy Dorfman Award

We are excited to be finalists of The Royal Academy Dorfman Award. Winner to be announced in May.

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AAU loudly presents its lockdown looping office sets!

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— Jerusalem Stereotomy: “The Weight and Fragility of Stone”

Stone Matters in the current issue of The Avery Review Article by Yara Saqfalhait

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— Winner!

AAU ANASTAS selected to design the restoration and remodeling of a historical building in Bethlehem

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— Bright Inferno at the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans

This Land’s Unknown, المجْهولة من الأَرض collective exhibition curated by Nora Akawi

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— Amoud

Commissioned by Amman Design Week, Amoud is part of Analogy series, Stone Matters on going research project

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— Aama construction kicks-off

Construction of AAMA mixed used building in Bethlehem has started

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MMAG, Amman

AAU ANASTAS and Greenwood Barton Architects commissioned to renovate and design a new building for the Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Art Foundation in Amman. Photo by David Grandorge

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— Redevelopment of Manger square

AAU ANASTAS chosen to reconfigure Manger Square in Bethlehem

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Qamt part of Analogy series, Stone Matters is part of the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

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Toulkarem courthouse won the Arab Architects Awards 2018, public building category

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Installation commissioned for the Jerusalem show iX, part of Qalandiya International 2018 in the old city of Jerusalem

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— Beazley designs of the year

The Design Museum reveals the shortlist for the 2018 Bezaley Designs of the year

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AAU loudly presents its looping office sets!

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The flat stone vault is completed!

The flat stone vault of the new shop of St Mary of the Resurrection Abbey in Jerusalem has opened! The system is inspired by the invention of French Engineer Joseph Abeille (1673-1756), who patented in 1699 a special system that allowed the building of flat vaults.

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The Wonder Cabinet

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

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— Local Industries at Dar El Nimer

Local Industries exhibition at Dar El Nimer in Beirut during Beirut Design Week

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— Folklore or you die

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.

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Best wishes for 2018
Best wishes for 2018

AAU ANASTAS whishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2018! Highlights of the year include competitions, exhibitions, lectures.

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— While We Wait at Alserkal Avenue

Opening on November 6th from 10 AM to 7 PM
Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, U.A.E.

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Essay by Karim Kattan on the Cremisan Valley as part of “While We Wait”

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— While We Wait, production

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.

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— Talk at the Mosaic Rooms

As part of London Design Festival 2017, Elias & Yousef will give a talk at the Mosaic Rooms, 20/09/17 at 7:00 pm

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While We Wait, intro

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

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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.

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— AiR #02 / el-Atlal
AiR #02 / el-Atlal

Open call el-Atlal 2017 – Deadline to apply: 30 May 2017

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Stone matters, prototype 01

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.

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— Hebron Courts Complex

The Hebron Courts complex construction will kick off in October.

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The name of the bar – Al-Jisser (literally the bridge) – is a reference to the suspended structure that shapes the 35sqm interior space

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— Talk

Elias & Yousef gave a talk at Atelier Clerici during a day of programmes organized by Studio-X Amman

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— Mass imperfections. who is in control ?

Mass Imperfections —
The story behind the Palestinian pavilion for Dubai Design Week — ABWAB. Opening on the 24th of October 2016

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Stone matters, part 1

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.

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— Talk by Maurizio Brocato

Talk by Maurizio Brocato, Professor at l’ENSA Paris-Malaquais, and l’École des Ponts ParisTech, Civil Engineer

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— Silkscreening at the villa Mansion

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.

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Aarhus School of Architecture

AAU ANASTAS’ proposal was highlighted by the jury of the international competition

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— The BIC Cristal structure

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.

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Building in Palestine

Conor Sreenan from Heneghan Peng Architects gives us a a sneak peek of the long awaited Palestinian Museum project in Birzeit.

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— Realities of theatre

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.

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— A Drone for the City / Tools for the Architect

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.

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el-Atlal project unveiled

el-Atlal artists and writers residency is launched ! The project is exhibited at Volume, 47 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth in Paris.

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Mike and Jamil at Vitra Design Museum

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.

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— Europe 40 under 40 Award.

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.

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— We are proud to be part of the el-Atlal project.

We are developing a building for el-Atlal, an artist’s oasis in Jericho, a project by Karim Kattan

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Al Maqdissi granted to Scales & GSA.

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.

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Adaptive building skin.

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.

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— Parallel Borders II Landfall 2014.

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.

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— Temporary reciprocal 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.

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