Structures and Design. Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain.
Research interests

Founder and Partner

Wesam leads IW-lab research on the manifestation of craft in architecture, working on developing programs for construction and craft training specifically in contexts of the everyday, informal, and self-construction.

Wesam is an architect and researcher, he obtained his PhD on tile-vaulting at the Centre for Natural Material Innovation. Through design, making, and case studies in Cuba, Spain, and Syria, he examines how technology, manufacturing, and knoweldge in construction can be facilitators of locally resourced buildings during economic constraints, emergency, and post-war reconstruction. Wesam is a consultant in Architecture and Human Rights, guest lecturer at  Master in Project Strategies & Innovation In Humanitarian Emergencies  at the Venice school of architecture (IUAV), and founder of the education initiave Urbegony.

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Construction technology; Natural material, Vocational training, Craft and computation, Heritage, Migration and education.