Mushahwar House
Amman, Jordan
Like other works by the same architect, this house attempts to breathe new life into the use of stone cladding in Amman. The stone is laid in courses of 10cm - less than half the standard height - and its natural tones are brought out by a process of chipping and chiselling (rather than the prevalent tooling techniques). The interior spaces are fluid, in keeping with the informal lifestyle of the clients, a couple with three teenage children. The hub of the house is a large hall containing family, reception and circulation areas, all opening up to embrace the rear garden.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Amman, Jordan
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Ground floor area: 417 m²; combined floor area: 748 m²; total site area: 1,274 m²
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