ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC - EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL-METHODICAL ASPECTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AND DESIGNING WITH THE USAGE OF VIDEO AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES
|Article||ON THE CONTRIBUTIUNS OF JORDANIAN ARCHITECTS IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARAB ARCHITECTURE, YAGHMOUR ARCHITECTURE AND ITS MANIFESTATIONS OF RATIONAL AND POST MODERN PRODUCTS|
|Authors||M. Matrouk, Faculty of Engineering-Architectural Department / Al-Albayt University|
|Abstract||The last years have witnessed a lot of attention in presenting the architectural meaning in the
architectural manifestations of the Jordanian architects. This emphasis was apparent in buildings
that convey certain meanings, being influenced and subjected to the design contextual conditions.
This orientation of architectural thinking was the outcome and the result of the practices of modern
architecture in the early seventies, and the efforts Jordanian architects to reclaim such practices.
This was questioned by some architects at a later stage, especially with the similarities that
resulted in the outcomes that came to highlight either the particularity or identity of the project. The
purity and abstraction of forms and masses came to contradict the Jordanian’s Architects intention
in attempting to create congruity between creativity as a basic necessity in architecture and the
need to give the building a meaning at the other end.
To convey this, the architect depended on previous notions and languages to generate a new message embodied in the architectural form of the building. This direction of utilizing former architectural languages and schools to create and design architectural projects was adopted, and such it became the main attribute of Jordanian Architecture practices for the last 10 years of the 20th century. There were some variations in expressing and describing this practiced attribute, some focused on the general conveyance, others highlighted the importance of relating to the urban context and the particularity of each project. Dr. Farouk’s Yaghmour contributions were chosen to attain the study’s objectives. His experience focused on conveying certain ideas that stem from the constituents of the direct design conditions of each project, such as the functional requirement, the location, building materials and available building techniques.
|Keywords:||Design Conditions, Jordanian architects, architectural languages, local prototype|