On the eastern side of the Ajlun mountains, Amman is a hilly city through which a small river, Wadi ‘Amman, once ran. Settlements have existed on the plateau since at least 3000 BCE. The Islamic history of the city begins when the city was taken by the forces of the general Yazīd ibn Abī Sufyān in 635, but it declined in importance, and by 1300 had nearly disappeared.
The Ottoman resettled the site with Circassian refugees from Russia in 1878, but I wasn’t until becoming the capital of Jordan after World War II that the city really began to grow.
Renovation of a 1950s addition to a house, comprising a consultation space on the ground floor and the psychologist's private quarters on the upper floor. The terrazzo-tiled floor of the upstairs apartment was not changed but was covered with fitted Sisal matting. Several walls were added in order to provide insulation and conceal the structure (columns), which protruded into the space. The house was finished with a mixture of cement plastering and steel particles, and a system of exterior sliding steel panels was applied to provide seclusion and shade.