The Kawar office building is a construct of a new innovative material assembled to give a very rational functional plan a captivating intrigue and a unique expression to the Kawar family brand. The plan of the building emanates from a very solid central core to an outer perimeter translucent concrete edge articulated with modulated openings that appear random yet in a very simplistic manner ground the building. Further out another belt of light steel and clear glass perimeter offices projects outwards beyond the heavy mass.
During the day, the inner offices gain soft translucent work light while catching glimpses of outer views. At night, the inner lights give a soft humming quality to the translucent earth color concrete making the building a modern lantern that can be seen from a far distance. The plan is a simple rational one that aligns material of conceptual expression, flexible open work space, structure and electromechanical optimal solutions to a common workable module. Experientially, the light quality which emanates from the translucent concrete transcends as an evocative spirited form for both inside users and external spectators, however with constraint and subtlety of mass breaking away from the overly muscled geometric forms of the surrounding context.
Location: Amman, Jordan
Client: Kawar Group
Land Area: 1,560 sq.m
Built-up Area: 18,700 sq.m