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  • Darat al-Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation » CSBE
    visiting artists It was named Dar Khalid in 2002 as a tribute to the patron of Darat al Funun the late Khalid Shoman It was also during that year that Darat al Funun became part of the newly established Khalid Shoman Foundation Darat al Funun underwent a major expansion in 2011 that extended it across the public stair flanking the Darat complex from the west The extension included an additional building and three street front shops warehouses A house originally built by Abd al Majid al Ajami in the 1930s was renovated by engineer Nabil al Na uri to become the headquarters for the Khalid Shoman Foundation The three shops warehouses located at the lower and southern end of the Darat s sloping side along Nadim al Mallah Street were renovated by architect and designer Ahmad Humeid to form The Lab an experimental space for showcasing emerging artists and experimental art projects Darat al Funun underwent yet another expansion in 2013 the year that marked its 25th anniversary The addition of another two buildings brought the total area of the complex to 5 196 square meters Nabil al Na uri also renovated these buildings One is Bayt al Beiruti a residence that was built in the 1930s by Abd al Hafidh al Itani The second is an apartment building dating back to the 1940s which was designed by Sharif Fawwaz Muhanna one of the first architects of modern Jordan It was renovated to serve as a residence for the Darat s visiting artists The Darat consequently now occupies a good part of an urban block in Jabal al Luweibdeh It is bordered by Muhammad Ali al Sa di Street from the north and Nadim al Mallah Street from the south with a public stair connecting the two streets and cutting through the Darat s extensive site The sloping north south site allows for magnificent views of numerous parts of Amman Most of the Darat al Funun complex is open to the public and it functions not only as an art center but also as a much needed oasis for calm and contemplation in a city that is becoming increasingly busy noisy and overcrowded For additional information on Darat al Funun visit its website at www daratalfunun org Also see Mohammad al Asad Darat Al Funun Complex Darat I II III in Old Houses of Jordan Amman 1920 1950 Amman Turab 1997 pp 83 102 دارة الفنون مؤسسة خالد شومان دارة الفنون هي مركز غير ربحي مكر س لتنمية الفنون البصري ة يقع مجم ع دارة الفنون في منطقة جبل اللويبدة ويحتوي على ستة أبنية وثلاثة محل ات تجاري ة مخازن مرمم ة وموقع أثري في حديقته توجد فيه آثار كنيسية بيزنطي ة تعود إلى القرن السادس أنشأت دارة الفنون في عام 1988 لتكون جزءا من مؤسسة عبد الحميد شومان وافتتح مبنى الدارة الأول في عام 1993 وهذا المبنى هو الأكبر من بين مباني الد ارة الثلاثة الأولى ويعود المبنى إلى حوالي عام 1920 حين أوكل ببناءه نمر عبد الله الحمود

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  • Worth-noticing urban elements in Amman » CSBE
    Box 830751 Amman 11183 Jordan Telefax 962 6 461 5297 Email us Read more about Contact Us Activities Read more about Activities Architectural Competitions Architectural Competitions Read more about Architectural Competitions Courses Workshops Courses and Workshops Read more about Courses Workshops Publications Resources Read more about Publications Resources Mission Statement CSBE Mission Statement Read more about Mission Statement Board of Directors Read more about Board of Directors Current Staff Read

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  • Results of the Survey on Cycling in Jordan » CSBE
    Cycling Project Urban Crossroads Using Public Transportation in Amman Publications Resources Results of the Survey on Cycling in Jordan The CSBE Zaha Foundation Cycling Project Report I Results of the Survey on Cycling in Jordan Download the report as a PDF file This report is also available in Arabic إن هذا التقرير متوفر أيضا باللغة العربية Click here to view The CSBE Zaha Foundation Cycling Project Report II Cycling Projects around the World إضغط هنا للإطلاع على التقرير الثاني من مشروع مركز دراسات البيئة المبنية ومؤسسة زها لإستخدام الدراجات الهوائية مشاريع ركوب الدراجات الهوائية حول العالم Content Introduction Survey results Suggested cycling routes Survey participants notes and suggestions General notes Appendix 1 Survey questions and results presented in graphs Appendix 2 Survey questions Appendix 3 links to suggested cycling routes using the RouteBuilder online program Introduction The survey on cycling in Jordan which was organized in cooperation with the Zaha Foundation Zaha Center for Children was launched on June 13 2014 and was distributed to the public through different social media channels and via email The survey remained available to the public through August 4 2014 It aims at identifying opinions comments and experiences regarding cycling from a wide segment

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  • Cycling Projects around the World » CSBE
    Box 830751 Amman 11183 Jordan Telefax 962 6 461 5297 Email us Read more about Contact Us Activities Read more about Activities Architectural Competitions Architectural Competitions Read more about Architectural Competitions Courses Workshops Courses and Workshops Read more about Courses Workshops Publications Resources Read more about Publications Resources Mission Statement CSBE Mission Statement Read more about Mission Statement Board of Directors Read more about Board of Directors Current Staff Read

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  • Nasser Rabbat » CSBE
    edition in one night in 1978 No Arabic edition was yet available anyway I was a fourth year architecture student looking for ideas for a graduation project Fathy s book was a revelation an eye opener almost a transcendental experience for a materialist man at least I stayed up all night reading and bursting with identifications with what I read Not only did the book inspire my graduation project but also my plans for my academic and intellectual future It was through my interest in environmentally sensitive architecture which I learned from Fathy that I graduated to looking at historical examples and ultimately to history pure and simple I also learned from Fathy a certain architectural idealism which still informs my academic politics and a certain social realism extracted negatively from Fathy s writing which still encumbers my attempts to be optimistic towards the possibility of building a fair and civic society in the Arab and Islamic worlds without a critical and sustained struggle against established socioeconomic and religious structures Oleg Grabar The Formation of Islamic Art 1973 Grabar was my PhD advisor and I learned a lot from him both in the classroom and outside mostly over meals or drinks He was a charming sublimely erudite scholar His impact on the study of Islamic art and architecture is immeasurable His opus magnum was The Formation of Islamic Art a series of highly speculative and provocative lectures delivered in the early 1970s the book remains till today one of the most thoughtful attempts to theorize Islamic art and architecture Focusing on the problems of the emergence of Islamic art and architecture in the first three centuries Hegira and their relationship to the art of Byzantium and Persia the book investigates how a nascent Islamic artistic tradition acquired and disseminated distinct forms and meanings primarily in conjunction with its cultural social and ideological contexts This strongly historicizing framework gives the book its energy and underscores its palpable sense of purpose It also endows it with remarkable coherence despite the otherwise selective character of its content But the book s significance lies ultimately not in answering questions about the formation of Islamic art which it actually avoids doing it is rather in setting the tone for a whole generation of historians of Islamic art and architecture to begin to reassess the geographic historical religious and cultural boundaries of their discipline As such The Formation of Islamic Art became the foundation upon which most historical interpretations in the field have depended until now Georges Candilis Bâtir la vie Un architecte témoin de son temps 1977 Candilis was an Azeri Greek French member of Team Ten but I did not know that when I first met him He was the teacher of one of my teachers who was not particularly kind but very intelligent and who invited Candilis to give a talk at our school at the University of Damascus I was mesmerized by the life story of the architect and its entanglement both

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  • Nadim Karam » CSBE
    on Architecture and the Built Environment Nadim Karam Founder Nadim karam Atelier Hapsitus Beirut Lebanon Günter Nitschke From Shinto to Ando 1993 I remember buying this book from a bookshop in Aoyama Tokyo that always stayed open until 3am often the best time for browsing through books Nitschke s perceptive anthropological approach to Japanese concepts of space and time through their rituals language and culture is a fascinating read that gives depth to Japanese spatial concepts that have now become familiar in the West Bernard Rudofsky Architecture without Architects 1964 Rudofsky spent a lifetime challenging the traditional boundaries of architecture touching on anthropology fashion and design with his curiosity and desire to heighten the sensuality of the daily business of living eating and dressing through design Architecture without Architects is the product of his many travels a humbling lesson to us architects about the beautiful simplicity of indigenous architecture John Hedjuk The Lancaster Hanover Masque 1992 This book was offered to me by one of my students who felt that there are similarities between my work and Hejduk s The book is full of drawings plots scenarios objects and subjects all of which are intermingled with extravagant ideas and architectural shapes installations full of imagination elevating the observer to a parallel world full of dreams and stories Italo Calvino Invisible Cities 1997 This is a book to savor slowly The contrast between the rigorous mathematical organization of the 55 cities that the book features in its eleven chapters and the poetry of the description of each of the cities in a manner that is not bound by any urban or physical limitations is wonderful There is also the poignancy of the encounters between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan Not sharing a common language they are free to wander together through

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  • Rahul Mehrotra » CSBE
    greatest influence on me and that also have stayed with me James L Adams Conceptual Blockbusting A Guide to Better Ideas 1975 This book showed me how to think outside the box The author systematically deconstructs the taboos that condition our thinking which often limit creativity on account of the biases we already have embedded in our minds I read this book during the month I entered architecture school and it was the greatest introduction one could get to conceptual thinking as a critical tool for design Christopher Alexander A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction 1977 This book is a classic in that through abstraction Christopher Alexander blurs the boundaries between the vernacular timeless modern and the everyday as well as between architecture and the way people inhabit space Besides equipping designers to think at the fine grain it also was for me a great introduction to design research and its usefulness as we observe the world around us R Buckminster Fuller Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 1968 The mind blowing thing about this book was that besides communicating through its title the finite nature of our planet and its resources something that took the world many decades to articulate it provided an amazing insight into how systems are interconnected and into the synergies that are critical to creating a sustainable and efficient management of the planet But the concepts here were also a fabulous introduction to understanding cities and more complex landscapes Laurence Peter The Peter Plan A proposal for survival 1976 In some sense this was my introduction to ecology environmentalism and optimistic thinking A wonderful format of quotes stories ideas and projections of the future collide in this little paperback It went on to become a trilogy with the Peter Principle and Peter Prescription I would describe

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  • George Katodrytis » CSBE
    This book is like space every time you revisit it has a different meaning You should read it at the beginning of your architectural career It will open a new world of spatial possibilities that will make sense every time you visit a new city You should also read this book before you visit Venice Anthony Vidler The Architectural Uncanny Essays in the Modern Unhomely 1992 This book is a series of essays on contemporary architecture using the uncanny and alienation as a way to understand why architecture can be fragmented The complexity of space is related to the unhomely modern condition Guy Debord Society of the Spectacle 1967 All architects should be urbanists This book is a manifesto about the city the street its media its anarchy and the visual interpretation of complex urban systems It elevates the collective and participatory condition of culture into a mainstream popular approach Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Learning From Las Vegas 1972 Moving beyond looking at cities as romantic places made of historic squares and pedestrians this book through the analysis of Las Vegas celebrates the system and dynamics of speed of signs of surfaces and of artificiality Read this book

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