The Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), which was founded in 1999 by Mohammad al-Asad, is a non-profit, private study and research institution that aims at addressing these challenges affecting the built environment in Jordan and beyond. The built environment is defined in a comprehensive manner to include all physical components of human settlements such as buildings, streets, open spaces, and infrastructure. CSBE is therefore an interdisciplinary center that addresses areas including environmental studies, urban design and planning, conservation, architecture, landscape architecture, and construction technologies. CSBE engages in a variety of activities including research projects, print and digital publishing, workshops, and the design and implementation of pilot projects.
Source: Center for the Study of the Built Environment website
Architectural Laboratory I: Façade Zero - Jafar Tukan
The late architect Jafar Tukan (1938 - 2014) was among
the distinguished group of instructors who led Architectural Laboratory I:
Façade Zero, an eight-week architectural design studio that the Center for the
Study of the Built Environment organized in Amman, Jordan, during the summer of
2003. This short film includes images of his participation in
this event interacting with the students of the studio.
Source: Center for the Study of the Built Environment