Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Manoukian House in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA architects
July 7th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: SOMA architects
Located in the mountains overlooking Beirut, Manoukian house responds to the severally sloping nature of the site as well as the surrounding mountains. The linear site orients south toward the views, and as such, the house is organized in an extremely linear nature.
The roof itself serves not only as the organizational framework for the house, but as an extension of the mountain – a monolithic formation which hovers over the glass encased house.
The roof begins low over the more private areas of the house, and continues to fold and grow until its zenith over the living rooms, completely opening up to the views.
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