Rasem Badran


Badran Design Studio
Tel: +962 6 567 6045
Fax: +962 6 566 0547

Badran Design Studio is an innovative architecture and urban design practice. Established in 2008 in by Jamal Badran, the studio is run as a family business based in Amman. Jordan.

Inspired by the late artist J. Badran and intrigued by the creativity of the visionary renowned architect, Dr. Rasem Badran, the office merges and incarnates the legacy of three generations of art and architecture, blended to create a contemporary platform for innovative design.


The studio’s philosophy is built on the belief of promoting genuine dialogue between the built environment and its physical and cultural context. Such dialogue establishes the solid basis of interaction between the old rich and vernacular character in order to open up possibilities for fresh vision that addresses new needs. For us, our philosophy is about a continuous dialogue between theory and practice acquiring all dimensions in the built environment whether natural, climatic or cultural.

Our design approach, theoretical narrative and signification provide us with a solid and grounded basis for a timelessness architecture, where forms, patterns, colors, textures and scents shape a place identity. We view architecture as a world of possibilities. We don’t believe in one binding solution that can be universally applied anywhere and anytime. Each project is envisioned as a sole opportunity that invites us to explore its own attributes that pertain to its physical and cultural uniqueness.


For us, our designs are products of a lengthy evolution process. We start by creating vision through extensive research and analysis for the site. We assess diversified ideas in response to challenges through innovative thinking and experimentation, pushing forward the boundaries of controversy in our design thinking.

Our designs get inspired from the place and its story, incorporating its visual and cultural heritage, which we marry with state of the art technology.


The firm is specialized in the design of residential, retail, cultural, resort, commercial, and hospitality projects.

The geographical outreach of our Amman-based studio covers Austria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, UAE, Palestine and Pakistan.


LOCATION : Amman , Jordan YEAR : 2011 AREA : 3000 Sq m The site’s versatile virtues have furnished unique opportunities for a design statement in order to capture the essence of the place and its strong village-architecture context, historical richness and splendid views from its cliff formation that overlooks the remarkable cities of Al […]


LOCATION : Graz , Austria YEAR : 2011 AREA : 4000 Sq m This project serves signifying the Muslim culture of Bosnians in the city of Graz, where Islamic education is being offered within a multi-cultural environment. While the place was used for worship, it is also bringing people together including the non-Muslim communities of […]


LOCATION : Mekkah Al-Mukaramah – ksa YEAR : 2009 AREA : 370,000 Sq m The site while very promising and viable in terms of its proximity to the holy mosque, but at the same time was very challenging in view of its dramatically steep natural terrain of basalt layers, and the aggressive Client’s design brief […]

Justice Palace Riyadh

Externally, the Justice Palace is a group of buildings behind walls, with traditional elements such as gates and towers. Internally, the use of columns, courtyards and narrow alleys which receive daylight, sometimes direct sunlight, remind one of traditional elements used in institutional buildings, or Mamluk houses of the Islamic era. The Justice Palace is connected […]

Great Mosque Riyadh, 1992

The Great Mosque of Riyadh and the urban development of nearby public squares, gates, towers, parts of the old wall, streets, and commercial facilities, comprise the second phase of a master plan to revitalise the Qasr al Hokm district, the old centre of Riyadh. (The governorate complex, and the municipality and police headquarters were completed […]