[ Y.TOHMEARCHITECTS ] S-Project

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S-Project – Built 2008-2009
Y.TOHME/ARCHITECTS
Location: Lebanon, Broumana
Type: Residential
Project Total Area: 250 sqm
Land Total Area: 22.000 sqm
Type: Residential
Construction Fees: 500.000 $

Architects in Charge: Y.TOHME/ARCHITECTS
Architect: Youssef Tohme
Project Architect: Anastasia Elrouss
www.yousseftohme.com

Photographer: Joe Keserouani
Structural Consultants for Children Cabanas: Nabil G. Hennaoui
Contracting Company: Compagnie de Construction Immobiliere, CCI
Project Description:

House extension in Broumana, AN EXPLODED HOUSE, Preserving Nature, Highlighting it…

We work under a special circumstance for this Project: a house extension for a private lot in the suburban Beirut, where nature tends to disappear. These Mountains’ sides overlooking Beirut coast ravaged by hazardous construction during war. Within this context, we mainly look for the preservation of the existing landscape, a pine forest passing through the lot, reclaiming itself as a rare land within the massive deforestation activities in Lebanon. Here the landscape is stronger than the house.

The client being a wealthy and a complex person, we chose to reveal a scenario of his life instances through different functions inserted separately within this natural site. It is an interesting game with the existing landscape. The project take birth between the existing tree trunks, it imprints their shape, their shadows…The forms are pure; the space is nude. We search a calm and serene mood.

The relationship with the exterior through the Jacuzzi, Reception, W.C., Children Cabanas, interventions is empowered by huge frames where nature is highly valorized. The Forest dominates the exploded house and becomes a dependent part of it where the intervention cannot exist without this forest. It is very interesting to manipulate the givens in a specific geographical context, trying to reinforce it and merging it with the contextual construction requests.”


from  architecturelab
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