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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 THE USE OF GLASS IN AMMAN: ARCHITECTURE OR FASHION
Authors Dr. Nabeel Al Kurdi, Department of Architecture The University of Jordan
Abstract In the last few years a large number of corporations is establishing branches in Jordan, as an economic growth in the country, even the real estate sector is investing in Jordan, these investments comes in Competitive way through designs and forms to show power.

The main objective of this research is to try to understand and show the increasingly glass rush in Amman through discussing its advantages and disadvantages, this rush that is coming into many cultural forms that motivate the design of a building to become in a more social reflection than in a formative conception of architecture. The research will be concerned in discussing glass culture in Amman that in the last few years grew to become as big as the Stone culture of earlier Amman.

This study will follow theoretical and field survey to understand the relationship between the use of glass and architectural value. Method will depend mainly on field survey and statistical data, and necessary measurements.

Summary and recommendations will be concerned with the current use of glass in Amman, where the use of glass is often extracted directly from the industrial design without taking into consideration the architectural aspects.
Keywords: Glass, Amman, Tradition, Fashion
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