Ashrafiye / Beirut
4.500 m2 / Date 2010
Fellow employees: Ali Milanina, John Mc Culley, Krystel Wihbe
The design proposal for the residential building on Adib Ishac Street provides both contemporary and friendly accommodation, within walking distance of Sessine Square and the ABC Shopping Mall. Situated in the Achrafieh district of the city, the free standing building makes an incisive address within this quite neighborhood.
The 10-storey building comprises of varying types of apartments, ranging from 115m2 to 210m2 - to meet the demands of singles, couples and families. Furthermore there are two exalted penthouses situated at roof level. The design of the apartments combines the welcoming openness ofthe living spaces with the intimacy of the bedroom areas.
The tapering shape of the front part of the building caters for more openness and better light conditions. The turned flanks also open views towards the main street from the rear portion of the building.
The functional concept aims to meet the demands of different user groups. For this reason the distribution and amount of area are accordingly balanced. Various combinations of layouts are possible within the proposed envelope of the building.
Therefore an open skeleton concrete structure runs throughout the building vertically without compromising the different functions and configurations of the apartments.
These two structural and functional principles are exposed on the facades. The fašade of the trapezoid front slithers around the corners and up the building. This composition marks the vertical and horizontal dynamics of the building which is a unifying envelope of the different configurations on the inside.