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Sin El Fil in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: SOMA Architects

The three volumes of the mixed use compound are situated in Sin el Fil, Lebanon, near an important junction of highways and major roadways to the East of Beirut. The site also provides panoramic views toward the center of Beirut to the East and to the mountains to the West. In order to take advantage of this unique location, and the panoramic views, the project is conceived as three volumes arrayed about a central focal point in the center of the site. Each volume is in turn chamfered toward the outside, creating terraces toward their respective views, while on the ground floor, the buildings chamfer in, creating impressive cantilevers and freeing up large areas of outdoor space. The building directly along the highway serves as an office tower with a large retail base extending along the highway, while the other two buildings provide apartments. This positioning creates three basic outdoor spaces: one for a public drop odd, one for a private drop off, and a third used as a playground and collective garden space.

Image Courtesy © SOMA

Image Courtesy © SOMA

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Sin El Fil
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Lead Designers: Fady Stefan
  • Key Staff: Leo Sguera, Wissam Salameh, Steven Townsend, Kamil Czarnecki, Adel Dagher, Therese Makhlouf, Carla Saad
  • Status: In Construction
  • Building Type: Residential, Office, Commercial
  • Gross Floor Area: 17,000 Square Meters

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Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters by Bernard Mallat Architects

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Bernard Mallat Architects

The Nestlé Waters’offices & warehouse are located on a lot near the Beirut River. It is a project intended to function as a logistical platform for the company; a head office that doubles up as a primary storage and distribution site.

The scheme yields to the highly functional aspect of the warehouse by letting the vehicle path and turning radii carve its mass and produce a volume that maximizes size without losing efficiency. The office block acknowledges the importance of uninterrupted flow & sits atop the warehouse cantilevering above the access and creating a grand gate for the ubiquitous delivery truck.

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

  • Architects: Bernard Mallat Architects
  • Project: Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Ieva Saudargaite
  • Client: Venture Group – Rabih Saba
  • Year: 2014
  • Site area: 7488m²
  • Built area: 5500m²
  • Structural material: Reinforced concrete – Precast & cast in place, circular steel columns

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Senteurs d’Orient Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon by Atelier130

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Atelier130

The concept behind the main headquarters of this luxury soap brand revolves around the actual soap bar. Inspired by the intricate packaging of the company’s soaps, the structure was first conceived as a box, sliced in half. Around the two distinct structures, a garden alive with greenery and a variety of aromas that linger and welcome visitors, reminiscent of the variety of soap scents. The first structure, where the company’s manufacturing plant is located, is covered by a woven metal wire mesh on top of a wall covered with the brand’s soap patterns. The second structure, which hosts the company’s offices, benefits from wide openings, protected from the sun thanks to sliding aluminum louvers that bring privacy to employees.

Image Courtesy © IevaSaudargaité

Image Courtesy © IevaSaudargaité

  • Architects: Atelier130
  • Project: Senteurs d’Orient Headquarters
  • Location: Mkalles, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: IevaSaudargaité
  • Year: Completed in October 2014
  • Area: 1,111 sq.m.
  • Clients: Senteurs d’Orient, soap factory
  • Main architects: Nathalie Habr and Halim Khoriaty
  • Structural Engineer: P.A.R consultants (Pierre Abi Rached)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer: WTA (Wissam Tawil)
  • General Contractor: SK Group (Sarkis Keuchguerian)

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Beirut Residential Project in Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: SOMA Architects

Mar Mikael is rife in the rare kind of qualities that could create a promising neighborhood. The neighborhood is situated on the outskirts of downtown and close to the highway making Mar Mikael easily accessible. Several new projects sprouting up in the area have led to gentrification of the Mar Mikael district, but have also delivered a fresh plate for architects to create new architecture for Beirut.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Beirut Residential Project
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Developer: Zardman
  • Suite mix: two- and three-bedrooms / one three-bedroom duplex penthouse
  • Most of the residences boast outdoor space. The penthouse features a landscaped garden terrace and another home has a private pool.

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Calypso in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: SOMA Architects

The project design takes advantage of it’s unique site location. The design takes inspiration from its surrounding rock formation and Mediterranean Sea edge. The sculpted strands represent the unique living space and are formed with extreme precision to allow for maximum views and open terrace spaces for the living areas.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Calypso
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 4.0 to 3D model and AutoCAD as our main CAD porgram

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N.B.K. Residence (2) in Beirut, Lebanon by Bernard Khoury / DW5

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Article source: Bernard Khoury

Located at the ninth and last level of the Plot # 2251 project which we conceived in 2008  and for which construction ended in 2013, this three-storey apartment is articulated through an independent structure cappingthe building. Structurally, the apartment only shares the building’s vertical circulation core, as well as the perimeter along which its two peripheral walls lie. Beyond the ninth level, the structure of this residence becomes autonomous, rendering it morphologically detached from the edifice. The result is what resembles an independent house placed atop a building, rather than what is commonly known as a penthouse or roof level apartment.

Image Courtesy ©   IevaSaudargaite& Bernard Khoury / DW5

Image Courtesy © IevaSaudargaite& Bernard Khoury / DW5

  • Architects: Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Project: N.B.K. Residence (2)
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: IevaSaudargaite& Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Firm:Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Project Type:Residential
  • Status: Built 2013

 Suppliers:             

  • Metalwork:ACID
  • Woodwork and carpentry: Mr. DoumitTannous (independent)

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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairsat at American University in Beirut, Lebanon by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) building by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) continues the on-going implementation of the 2002 AUB Campus Master Planby Sasaki Associates(in collaboration with Machado and Silvetti, MGT of America, and Dar Al-Handasa, Shair and Partners)to advance the university’s academic mission in the 21st Century with facilities of the highest international standards.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairsat
  • Location: American University in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow, Luke Hayes
  • University President: Dr Peter Dorman
  • Facilities for Design & Planning Unit Director: Bassem Baroumi
  • IFI Project Manager: Alain Eid
  • Director:Dr Rami Khouri
  • Design:  Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Architect: Saleem A. Jalil
  • ZHA Project Team: Christos Passas, Saleem A. Jalil, Graham Modlen, Human Talebi, Brandon Buck,MiyaUshida
  • ZHA Competition team: Saleem A. Jalil, RokhsanaRakhshani, Teakjin Kim, Ben Holland, CharbelChagoury, AnasYounes, Fulvio Wirtz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Renata Dantas.
  • Local Architect: Rafik El Khoury& Partners (Hazar Mansour, Roger Skaff)
  • Structural Engineering: Rafik El Khoury& Partners (Rafik El Khoury, Georges Sfeir, MayaCharry, Guy Ghosn, Roger Skaff)
  • Mechanical Engineering: ZEF London (DD stage) /Rabih. Rafik El Khoury& Partners(IssamMourrad)
  • Electrical Engineering: Rafik El Khoury& Partners (Karim Nammar)
  • Acoustic Consultant:Rafik El Khoury& Partners (WassimSader)

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Beirut House of Arts and Culture in Lebanon by François Blanciak Architect

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Article source: François Blanciak Architect

As a way to organize this cultural venue in a coherent way regarding program, light, and public space, the project re-uses the symbolic morphology of the archetypal pitch-roof house. The upper part of the building is composed of three main volumes that respectively contain artistic, cultural, and house-related spaces, and which are linked by a large triangular void. Structurally, two continuous circulation cores support the edifice and connect all the various disciplines from bottom to top.

Beirut House of Arts and Culture

  • Architects: François Blanciak Architect
  • Project: Beirut House of Arts and Culture
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Collaborator: Zoheir Mottaki
  • Program: theaters+ gallery+library
  • Type: competition
  • Date: 2009
  • Area: 15000m²

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MYU Restaurant-Bar in Beirut, Lebanon by Paul Kaloustian Architect

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: Paul Kaloustian Architect

Located in the iconic night life district of Beirut, the MYU bar/restaurant inhabits an old small liquor factory. The design concept is based on creating 2 separate spaces of bar and restaurant defined by 2 vaults different in scale. These vaults which form a room within a room are made of stretch black fabric that is translucent. The original space is kept as found with graffiti and traces on walls and ceiling. The indirect cold cathodes lighting is dimmable thus allowing the space within the vaults to become darker and more defined once the light is dimmed. The restaurant and the bar communicate by a large \”window\” allowing people to connect visually.

Image Courtesy Joe Keserwani

  • Architects: Paul Kaloustian Architect
  • Project: MYU Restaurant-Bar
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Owner: JOE MOURANI
  • Area: 140m2
  • Photography: Joe Keserwani

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Issam Fares Institute in Beirut, Lebanon by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Created as a nexus for academic study, research and policy making, our design finds harmony between natural and imposed landscapes – producing a building that emerges fluidly from its surrounds. A building that flows upwards, which is both open and spacious despite the constricted space it occupies.

The Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut serves students and academics while also providing a powerful nexus for local, regional and international researchers, thinkers and policy makers.

Rendering

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Issam Fares Institute
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Saleem Abdel Jalil
  • Project Team: Graham Modlen, Human Talebi, Brandon Buck, Miya Ushida

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