Basel Uraiqat is a Jordanian architect, designer and artist. He studied fine arts at Slade School of Fine Arts – UCL, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Jordan. He is a co-founder of Atelier Uraiqat, an experimental design studio that integrates art, design, critical theory and technology. Basel is also a co-founder of Uraiqat Architects, an architecture and interior design firm for which he is the Director.
Basel is specialized in digital design and seeks to integrate design and art through a contemporary methodology that uses technologically advanced tools to create experientially enhanced spaces and objects.
In addition to his work in design and architecture, Basel is a painter for the human figure through an expressionist study of light, color, and emotion. In his paintings he exploits the intuitive dimensions of representation to expose natural form. Through the distortion and violence of scale, texture and movement, his work looks for the inner perceptive possibilities of the human mind.
Basel has participated in intensive international workshops in environmental and digital design, and his work in art and design has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions in Amman, London and Shanghai.