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- Architects: YTAA – Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates
- Location: Ajaltoun, Lebanon
- Area: 2000.0 m2
- Project Year: 2016
- Photographs: Ieva Saudargaite
- 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
Text description provided by the architects. 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
flexibility. From within, the roof appears to split and crack, letting natural light in through the openings.
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