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
Ground floor area: 417 m²; combined floor area: 748 m²; total site area: 1,274 m²