S House
Amman, Jordan
Named after the rectilinear yet sinuous form of its exterior, the S House attempts to question the typology of the large detached villas that surround it without deviating from local norms of construction. In response to its crowded setting with no views, the house looks inward onto an internal landscape, adopting the privacy typical of a traditional Arab house. A bridge-like structural element supports the first floor, allowing an open-plan living area at ground level with a large reflecting pool and a double-height space that draws in filtered light. The richness of the interior contrasts with the simplicity of the stone-clad exterior.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Amman, Jordan
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private residence