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

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 05, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lucy Wang) last modified May 04, 2017

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...





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