Khammash will talk about the relationship between nature and man-made architecture in his presentation entitled “Nature as an architect”.
Nature’s influence is often found in architecture, with biomimetic designs reflecting the natural world. From hospitality to education, residential to the public sector, Ammar Khammash uses earthly materials sources from surrounding environments in his work.
“Our slogan is that the site is the architect”, he says, not only in relation to the way he shapes his buildings around the environment but also in social matters, for example by using traditional building methods and employing local workers.
An architect since the late 1980s, Khammash’s early projects focused on restoring and renovating historic sites as well as projects incorporating cultural and natural heritage. He has worked on projects in Jordan, Oman, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.