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ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST – The World’s Coolest New Golf Clubhouse Is Nothing Like You Would Imagine

30 April 2019

By: Elizabeth Stamp

“Golf establishments typically have a sense of formality and tradition (and plenty of plaid). But when designing the new Ayla Golfclub in Jordan, Miami-based firm Oppenheim Architecture wanted to throw out tradition and pay homage to the spectacular setting. The club is part of the Ayla Oasis, a resort in the coastal city of Aqaba, and accompanies an 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman. ‘We were asked for an iconic building, and we are turned off by this quest,’ says principal Chad Oppenheim. ‘Instead, we focused on making a profoundly silent yet dramatic structure that integrates into the landscape, and that opens ups to the surrounding mountains.'”

Read the full article on the Architectural Digest website.

Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

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