7 Jonat han Ash­more

FOUNDER AND DI­REC­TOR ANAR­CHI­TECT

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With over 10 years of pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing for in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed ar­chi­tec­tural prac­tices in Europe and the Mid­dle East, Jonathan Ash­more founded the award­win­ning RIBA-char­tered prac­tice Anar­chi­tect. A post­grad­u­ate of the renowned Bartlett School of Ar­chi­tec­ture in Lon­don, Ash­more is an elected mem­ber of the RIBA Gulf Chap­ter, and a Bri­tish Coun­cil Cul­tural Ex­cel­lence Fel­low­ship Men­tor. He is also an ac­tive de­sign critic and reg­u­lar ar­chi­tec­tural speaker at var­i­ous pro­fes­sional plat­forms and in­ter­na­tional aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions.

His di­verse port­fo­lio spans res­i­den­tial, leisure, hospi­tal­ity, work­place and cul­tural projects; sev­eral of which have re­ceived in­ter­na­tional de­sign awards with work reg­u­larly pub­lished around the world in the global de­sign press. At the Com­mer­cial In­te­rior De­sign Awards 2017, Anar­chi­tect won ‘Best Out­door De­sign’ and ‘Re­tail Project of the Year’.

On­go­ing projects in­clude Al Faya Desert Re­sort, Shar­jah, fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary in­ter­ven­tions in two ex­ist­ing his­toric struc­tures with the ad­di­tion of a new salt­wa­ter spa build­ing, and Hard­ing Bou­tique Ho­tel in south­ern Sri Lanka, which broke ground this Septem­ber.

Anar­chi­tect will also be de­liv­er­ing Bahrain’s first de­sign-led co-work­ing space. Within the res­i­den­tial sec­tor, the firm is cur­rently work­ing on an ex­tremely chal­leng­ing pri­vate villa project in the UAE, where the build­ing is set atop shift­ing sand dunes, re­quir­ing a high de­gree of skill and ex­per­tise in struc­tural de­sign.

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