Palestinian architects give the ancient stone vault a modern twist in Jericho

The world’s oldest continuously inhabited city is now home to a curious new structure. AAU Anastas and Laboratoire GSA built and designed a giant stone arch in Jericho that combines ancient building materials with digital fabrication. The piece, titled Stone Matters, is the first prototype and module of the city’s el-Atlal artists and writers residency building.

Echoing the region’s ancient construction techniques, Stone Matters was built as a stone vault that deviates from its predecessors…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/palestinian-architects-give-the-ancient-stone-vault-a-modern-twist-in-jericho
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