Sheikh al-Ared Residence Restoration
Damascus, Syria
Restoration of a 19th century two-storey Damascene house. Built with a livable area of 367 square metres, the house was restored using local materials, and ornaments, that characterize traditional dwellings such as wood and marble work, stone, tile, pictures and plants. The interior design consists of white, black and coloured stone (almaque), engraved marble crowns, ajami roofs and doors. Original stones pave the courtyard and Arabic lime was used as coating for the walls. Four new rooms were created on the first floor and fountains line the entranceway.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Damascus, Syria
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19th c., restored 2001
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Sheikh El-Ared Residence Restoration
Dar Sheikh al-Ared
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