FADAA uses bio-concrete screens to shade D/O Aqaba retail space

Crushed shells were used to form the bio-brick partitions at this store for a decor brand in Aqaba, Jordan, by architecture studio FADAA.

Designed by the Jordanian studio for Decoration One, the D/O Aqaba retail space is a flexible showcase for the local brand’s craft-focused homeware and ornaments.

Bricks made from crushed shells act as sun shades and spatial dividers in the D/O Aqaba store

To protect the interior from the harsh south sun, the studio implemented partitions of stacked hollow rectangular bricks based on the traditional mashrabiya screens found in Islamic architecture.

These bricks are made from the shells of oysters, mussels and clams left over as waste from

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