‘Qamt’, a circular lintel bench, forms part of architects Elias and Yousef Anastas' Stone matters project and is the second experiment presenting systems of lintels inspired by stereotomy found in Jerusalem. It serves as a functional element as well as an illustrative architectural fundamental element. It is an effort to question the local and global exchange of techniques and trace unseen analogies between architectural forms across borders.
'Qamt' has been recently acquired by the V&A, and is on display for the first time for London Festival of Architecture. In addition, Elias and Yousef Anastas will be presenting their Stone matters research as a talk during the Festival.
Bethlehem based architects Elias and Yousef Anastas are partners at AAU ANASTAS and the founders of Local Industries.