A Residence

Located in Ain Saadeh, Beirut, this house is found resting on two levels with a height difference of 5 meters.
The residence served as a summer family house for more than 50 years. It was not until 2010 however that the owner decided to renovate it. Anthropological studies have shown that, within time, the inhabitant of a house will establish a firm connection with his dwelling. With this idea in mind, the necessity to preserve the house’s old features was obvious, yet introducing to it new features that would highlight the minimalistic approach and strengthen the coherent blend. This composite created new spaces that blended the styles together and even intensified them.
The house consists of three levels and is accessible through the basement and ground floor. The basement encloses a bar lounge and a spacious living area. As for the ground floor, a kitchen, a dining room, two living rooms and a guest bathroom. The first floor is private with three bedrooms and a family room.
Not only was the blending of traditional and modern features an important concept in the design of the house but also within its circulation it was important to achieve a new experience for the individual as they journey from one part of the house to another.

  • Date : 2010
  • Location : Ain Sadee – Lebanon
  • Status : Concept Design
  • Plot Number : 1320