Nashashibi completed her degree in architecture from the University of Jordan
in 2004. After which she had the chance to work with a multi-disciplinary
corporate in Amman on a wide range of projects, from interior to urban
Saja managed to fulfill part of her dream and establish Paradigm Design House.
Paradigm DH was a chance to shift the paradigms of current thinking and
approach to design in a society to a completely different one. Synthesizing
into a well thought built architecture that belongs to its nature and people.
the professional practice, in 2009, she has started her academic experience by
teaching at the University of Jordan and currently an industrial professor at
the German Jordanian University.
Saja is a
multidisciplinary designer, the winner of Arab Architects Awards 2018. Her work
has been published recently in several magazines and blogs.
The house took the form of several frames moving to capture the picturesque views; all masses had to open up towards the good views, and close up and turn away from undesired ones. The client's family wanted this farm to be their getaway place from the city where they could spend quality time together and at the same time to provide each individual with some sort of privacy if desired.
The form is simply composed of a pure stone-cladded rectangle defining entrances and holding public get-together spaces, in addition to a plastered concrete U-Shape containing more private functions protruding from the main rectangle.
On the top floor, the parents’ master bedroom and kids’ rooms are on opposite ends of the “U”, overlooking the pool below, and separated by a humble sitting space. In between the voids of the "U", sub-spaces with more interactive functions were formed, like the court, shaded private backyard, special green pockets, and the garage.
In addition to the primary pool, multiple water features can be found like a kids' pool, a Jacuzzi, more than one water fountain and shallow water surfaces deriving their water from the dam.