Hazem Zureiqat’s Residence

Client : Mr. Hazem Zureiqat

Location : Jabal Al Lweibdeh- Amman, Jordan

Year : 2012

This small yet extremely significant project is about understanding Ammani residential architecture from the 1940s (Zureikat House), and the addition to two new floors on top of the historic existing house. The new addition was based on an understanding of the historic building typology and typo-morphology in terms of how it related to the City of Amman. The addition is contemporary in nature, yet respects historic original fabric of the House.

Furthermore, the Project was involved in the conservation of the existing historic landscape of the Villa {frontal, side, and rare setbacks), the landscape design was based on creating very strong physical and visual links with the indoor spaces, and was based on sustaining the native trees that actually existed on Site (Lemon, Fig, Ascadenia).
This project was considered of very high quality by the Amman Technical Heritage Committee and is now included on urban heritage tours of the City.