West Bank, Palestine

Rawabi’s residential structures were designed to translate the cultural requirements of the traditional Palestinain home into the dense, urban context of a major city. In practice, this meant accommodating large families, providing every home with a central salon for hosting guests, and creating natural sources of daylight and ventilation, all while also introducing the notion of multi-family structures and encouraging a level of density unprecedented in current Palestinian cities. The result is a perfect marriage of tradition and urbanization.