BIN MATAR HOUSE
13 February 2022
13 January 2022
House of Architectural Heritage
4:00 - 7:00pm
All-Purpose is a roof in which its stone structural behavior reflects a functioning plan. It attempts to propose a new habitat typology: the roof’s shape includes two domes that represent two
main spaces and an in-between interstitial common space. The typology of the work is inspired by local forms of architecture found in Palestine; in which shared spaces are not only essential
but are also adaptable to a more generic habitat typology.
The title ‘All-Purpose’ refers to a known expression used for construction material and/or products that are used for more than a single purpose, and it also refers to the systematic consumption of stone in Palestine as a physical and symbolic matter serving multi-layered agendas.
All-Purpose builds up its content on stone matters, it is a six-year-long experiment-based research that formalizes into a series of site-specific stone structures in Palestine.
The work was first presented in the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale that ran from May to November 2021, and following Venice, the work is set to be installed in Jericho, Palestine where real estate projects have annihilated the use of public spaces. The work will be made available as a private space/living room/diwan, placed in a public setting to be used for all purposes.
Hours: Saturday-Thursday 9am-1pm and 4-7pm