Posts Tagged ‘Lebanon’
Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Article source: Bernard Khoury / DW5
Plot # 4328 is located on a 535-square-meter parcel in Kferdebian, Mount Lebanon on a steep topography with a 10-meter drop between its road frontage and the lowest point on the site.
Image Courtesy © DW5 BERNARD KHOURY
- Architects: Bernard Khoury / DW5
- Project: Plot # 4328
- Location: Kferdebian, Lebanon
- Photography: GERALDINE BRUNEEL, JON SHARD
- Status: Built 2010
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Article source: Hashim Sarkis Studios
The project consists of four single-family houses on the coast of Aamchit, Lebanon as well as the rehabilitation of the existing landscape and old houses.
The site slopes west towards the Mediterranean, its angle allowing for embedding the houses in the landscape in such a way that the front is open to the view and breeze whereas the other sides of the house are protected by earth. Each house consists of a double-layer wall that retains the earth from the east and slopes with the land north and south.
Image Courtesy © Hashim Sarkis Studios
- Architects: Hashim Sarkis Studios
- Project: Aamchit Courtowers
- Location: Lebanon
- Team: Hashim Sarkis, Boulos Douaihy (Project Coordinator), Rola Idris, Sandra Frem, Wissam Chaaya, Samir Bitar, Pablo Roquero, Cynthia Gunadi, Penn Ruderman, Christopher Johnson, Charif Tabet, Helena Briones
- Construction Management: Polygon, sal.
- Structure: Rudolphe Mattar
- Mechanical: Roger Kazopoulo
- Electrical: Roger Njeim
- Horticulture: Exotica
- Project Area: 1392
- Completion Date: June 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Article source: Snøhetta
Snøhetta has won the competition to design the new Banque Libano Francaise (BLF) headquarters. Located in Beirut, the project marks Snøhetta’s first ever commission in Lebanon.
“We are delighted to enter into this creative partnership with the BLF. In a time of profound change and transformation, the BLF is an ideal partner for Snøhetta with our shared ideals of sustainability, community, and dialogue.”, says Snøhetta founding partner Kjetil T. Thorsen.
Image Courtesy © MIR/Snøhetta
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: Banque Libano Francaise HQ
- Location: Beirut, Lebanon
- Photography: MIR/Snøhetta
- Software used: Rhino
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Article source: SOMA Architects
New York-based architects SOMA delivered an outstanding private residence located on the north side of Jouneih Bay, Lebanon.
It is a significant milestone for a project whose design plunges into the sea, Calypso hovers over the water like a crystal emerging from the rocks. Nestled on a small strip of rugged rocks between the main road and the sea, the form of the house is derived directly from this ragged landscape.
Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects
- Architects: SOMA Architects
- Project: Calypso House
- Location: Jouneih Bay, Lebanon
- Main consultant and Interiors: SOMA Architects
- Structural Consultant: B.E.T RODOLPHE MATTAR
- MEP Consultant: Wissam Tawil & Associates s.a.l.
- Lighting Fixtures: PSLAB
- Glazing: Glassline, VITROCSA
- Wood Ceiling: Zinaline
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Article source: v2com
Founder Michel Abboud of SOMA attended the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards gala to accept the best retail award for SOMA’s Unilux Showroom. Winners were selected based on excellence in form, function and innovation.
The Architizer A+Awards is the world largest awards program that celebrates the year’s best architecture, appreciates meaningful architecture in the world, and champions it’s potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Winners are chosen by an illustrious jury including such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from beyond architecture like Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA).
Image Courtesy © SOMA
- Architects: SOMA
- Project: Unilux Showroom
- Location: Jall Ed Dib, Lebanon
Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Article source: HASHIM SARKIS STUDIOS
Hashim Sarkis was awarded the commission of the new Byblos Town Hall after an anonymous open competition.
Byblos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and a World Heritage Site, has been growing outside the historic city bounds to the point where most of the city’s population now lives in its suburbs. Boasting a historic harbor, two crusader castles, several historic churches and mosques in addition to an extensive Phoenician, Hellenistic and Roman heritage, the city is the most visited tourist site in Lebanon.
Image Courtesy © Wissam Chaaya
- Architects: HASHIM SARKIS STUDIOS
- Project: Byblos Town Hall
- Location: Byblos, Lebanon
- Photography: Wissam Chaaya
- Client: Municipality of Jbeil/Byblos
- Contractor: Roger Stephan, Jack Chahla (site engineer)
- Engineers: Isopak (Electromechanical and Structural)
- Landscape: Nayla AlAkl
- GFA: 3583 cum
- Site area: 1667 sqm
- Building height: 14 m
- Building depth: 4.15 m
- Competition: 2011
- Completion of Building: April 2016
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Article source: Lombardini22 & DEGW
A new landmark in Beirut: a powerful identity based on open interaction between cultures and between modernity and tradition.
Holcom H.Q. is a wonderful success story of brilliant, youthful Italian enterprise abroad. A tale of Italian design of the utmost excellence hinging around a major project in a particularly interesting location. The building is a pulsating architectural system bringing together people, processes, a mission, values and dreams in a highly distinctive and representative place, all meticulously designed in every detail, functional and beautiful to live in. The Holcom offices project has once again made Lombardini22 one of the finalists in the MIPIM awards scheduled to take place in Cannes from 15th-18th March 2016. First created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards are a prestigious competition held at the internationally renowned MIPIM real estate exhibition.
Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite
- Architects: Lombardini22 & DEGW
- Project: Holcom Headquarter
- Location: 460 Corniche Al Nahr Street, Beirut, Lebanon
- Photography: Ieva Saudargaite
- Client: Holcom sal
- Project leader: Marco Amosso
- Architect on site: Domenico Ghirotto
- Local Architect: Atelier des Architectes Associés – AAA SARL
- Structural: eng. Nabil Hennaoui
- Mechanical: eng. Fouad Hanna
- Partners: Alias, Alessi, Bolon, Braun&Wuerfele, Cappellini, Cassina, EMU, Fantoni, Gemino International, Glass Line, Haworth, iGuzzini, Lualdi, Marazzi, Soema, Unifor, Vitra, Wicona
- Area: 35.000 mq
- Timing: 2011 – 2015
Friday, October 30th, 2015
Article source: v2com
Roland Helou Design (ROHD) is behind an interior design marvel whose intriguing design will delightfully bemuse even the most philistine eye. Having the visual appeal and sophistication of a villa, this ground floor garden flat is an eye-catching trompe l’oeil that draws from interior architecture master tricks that command—besides the inevitable amazement—scrutiny.
General vue 01, Image Courtesy © RUDY BOU CHEBEL
- Architects: ROHD
- Project: Apartment rez-of-garden
- Location: Rabieh, Lebanon
- Photography: RUDY BOU CHEBEL
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Article source: Gustafson Porter
Situated at the southern end of Shoreline Walk, Zeytouneh Square is one of a series of connected public spaces created as part of Beirut’s re-emergence from the 1975‒1990 Civil War. Research into each space revealed remnants of the character of the pre-war city that had been forgotten or destroyed. These remnants provided the inspiration for the four diverse spaces, each of which reveals elements of memory from the past.
Image Courtesy © Imad Gemayel
- Architects: Gustafson Porter
- Project: Zeytouneh Square
- Location: Beirut, Lebanon
- Photography: Tony El Hage, Imad Gemayel, Ahmad Knio
- Client: Solidere
- Drawings: Gustafson Porter
- Area: smaller than 1 ha
- Completion Date: August 2012
- Landscape Design: Gustafson Porter
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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.
Image Courtesy © SOMA architects
- Architects: SOMA architects
- Project: Manoukian House
- Location: Beirut, Lebanon
- Principal: Michel Abboud
- Status: In Progress