The Palimpsest

Yasmine Mansour






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Yasmine Mansour
The Palimpsest

Professor Michael Hughes

The old city of Jerusalem was built over thousands of years and has undergone many political shifts. In the past century the city went through three different political shifts. The first was the ottoman rule until 1917. Then the city was colonized by the British mandate until it was handed over to the Israel occupation in 1967. These shifts affected the architecture and with each political shift was accompanied by an architectural shift. However, after the year 1967 the architecture became dictated by poverty. This project aims to rethink the latest layer of the architecture in a way that would make it qualitatively equal to the layers that came before.

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