VR Villa

Beirut / Lebanon / 2016

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The topographical disposition of this site, with a 25-meter difference between the road and its lowest point, led to a somewhat counterintuitive approach: to view the site as one would, a highly structured piece of architecture. The structure itself was then imagined as a plot with gentle contours. Two expansive roofs, rather like vast sheets, seemingly insubstantial yet solid, trace the outlines of two floors, with living areas on the lower level and bedrooms upstairs. The pre-stressed white concrete structure is taken to the limit of its flexibility. From within, the roof appears to split and crack, letting natural light in through the openings.


Project location: Ajaltoun, Lebanon


Completion Year: 2011-2016


Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2,000 sqm


Consulting Structural Engineer: Nabil Hennaoui S.A.L.


Consulting Electrical Engineer: Gilbert Tambourgi


Consulting Mechanical Engineer: Roger Kazopoulo


General Finishing Contractor: Hakime Entreprise


Project and cost management: Charles E. Maroun Consult


Photo credits: Ieva Saudargaite - https://www.ievasaudargaite.com/

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    The topographical disposition of this site, with a 25-meter difference between the road and its lowest point, led to a somewhat counterintuitive approach: to view the site as one would, a highly structured piece of architecture. The structure itself was then imagined as a plot with gentle contours. Two expansive roofs, rather like vast sheets, seemingly insubstantial yet solid, trace the outlines of two floors, with living areas on the lower level and bedrooms upstairs. The pre-stressed white...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence
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