Thinking of a project as a process is the only common thread running through our work. Beginning the thinking of a project at the opposite end of the planning spectrum, from the bottom up, helps us merge into the deep understanding of local know-hows, and capacities of widening or subverting the initial end result to new uses. We consider the process as a means of minimizing energy consumption between design and realization. Working directly with factories and artisans enables to optimize the energy consumption in function of the resources available and the ambitions. We believe that sustainability is no excuse for sacrifices. Instead, research is synonym of ambition for a more sustainable, more comfortable, and more interactive design.

Library at the studio

Awards & Publications

40 under 40 European Design Award 2014.
Re:LIFTA exhibition (Jerusalem, November 2012).
Ventura Lambrate, 2014, Milan
Ofr. Gallery – Library, 2015, Paris
Greatdesign gallery, 2015, Paris
Art Dubai – Sawa Gallery, 2015, Dubai
Contemporary Space Athens, 2015
Listen to the Sirens, Gibraltar, 2015
Archmarathon Awards, Beirut, 2015
Harper’s Bazar, Best International Achievement, 2017 

DOMUS Magazine nº 970 (June 2013).
Brownbook Magazine nº 37 January February issue 2013).
This Week in Palestine ( September 2012).
AMC Magazine nº 228 (November 2013).
Financial Times Magazine Urban Ingenuity (December 2013).
Les clefs du Moyen Orient (August 2014).
The National Daily Newspaper (September 2014).
DOMUS Magazine (October 2013).
Manifeste pour la Culture en Mediterranee (November 2012).
ELLE Italia Magazine (April 2014).
Architectue d’Aujourd’hui nº 398 (December 2013).
“Ramallah” A film by Flavie Pinatel ( November 2014).
SOUTH Magazine nº5 ( November 2014)
Paltrips, an urban guide to Palestine ( December 2014).
d’architectures, N° 237 – July 2015
Dezeen, November 19th 2015
Brownbook, December 2016, Issue 60
ICON, December 2017 Issue 174
Artibune, November/December 2017, Issue 40
Domus, October 2017
Architectural Digest, October 2017
Canvas Magazine, December 2017
Form Design Magazine, December 2017 Issue 275
DAMN° Magazine, January 2018

The Associates

Georges Anastas
Architecte D.P.LG / Managing Director

Pauline Anastas
Architecte D.P.LG / Projects Director

Jalal Anastas
Architecte D.P.LG / Construction Manager

Elias Anastas
Architect / Design Director

Yousef Anastas
Architect  & Civil Engineer / Scales Director

Job applications

AAU ANASTAS Bethlehem is always interested in receiving applications from candidates with significant experience. We will be happy to receive your portfolio (limited to 10 Mb) including a cover letter and a detailed cv.

Please address your application to

Local Industries

Salone Del Mobile Milano 2014.

Local Industries was founded in 2011 by Elias and Yousef Anastas. Palestinian architects, Anastas’ were looking for a way to insert local craft techniques to their work. Their keen interest with furniture stems from their architectural work. Local Industries’ goal is to offer to an international clientele a highly functional furniture crafted by local artisans. This endeavor aims to reassert the value of local Palestinian labour without freezing it in a traditional and obsolete role or mindlessly imposing alien standards to its method of work.

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T +33(6) 81 08 20 82

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