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Aqaba Hotel in Jordan by Accent Design Group

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: Accent Design Group

Due to the small size of the land and the lack of landscape, the main concept in this project is to introduce a fifth façade that would act as a green area. From the existing grid structure and the basic volume that result from it, vertical and horizontal shiftings are operated in order to create a roof terracing. The terraces are landscaped to provide green areas, both private for the suites and public for the common spaces of the hotel. Cantilevers and openings are created toward the surrounding views.


  • Architects: Accent Design Group
  • Project: Aqaba Hotel
  • Location: Aqaba, Jordan
  • Lead Architect: Elie Abs
  • Project Team: Mira Alassaad, Aline Fadous, Charbel Karam, Luana Mahfouz, Petia Ratzov
  • Project Area: 17 135 Sqm
  • Type: Hotel (79 Rooms)
  • Materials: Stone, Wood


Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Art in Aqaba, Jordan by Symbiosis Design Limited

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

‘In creating film one has to know how to take flight with light and understand the nature of its nature; to become a shadow and converse with ambiguity touching it but never gripping it; to understand the concept of contrasting harmony and how opposites bow to each other and sometimes dance in no less capacity than utterly consumed and locked souls; to travel with raw sound, whispers and sometimes silence itself and meet enchantment yet sense the most silent scream to be the loudest; to adopt the gentle breeze and learn a lesson or two on the prolific powers of gentle sways; to know how to become absolutely drunk and utterly intoxicated on a good conversation; to be able to ride chaos and make good sense of it; to use ice cold that is actually hot and make it unarguably cool; to know men and women who wear their hearts on their faces; to converse with the aura of objects and discover the person within each; to erase the line between genius and insanity and discover how to inexhaustibly deconstruct and reconstruct souls and suspend time in between, …’ Khalid Nahhas.

Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts

  • Architects: Symbiosis Design Limited
  • Project: Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Art
  • Location: Aqaba, Jordan
  • Project team: Khalid Nahhas, Ramiz Ayoub, Faiha Katbi, Lina Asa’d, Dina Hadaddin, Onur Lambaz
  • Structural Engineer:Symbiosis Design ltd., Omega Consulting Off.


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