A residential building on a triangular site at the intersection of two busy Beirut streets, questions how we inhabit the urban environment.
We’ve created 5 guest spaces, effectively refuges, along a 220 m sea front. We drew the sea into the site by creating double-height concrete shells giving the effect of a sailing regatta.
Located on a cliff edge and faced in locally hewn stone, SC Villa delivers a sense of direct emergence from the mountain. We enhanced this feeling by erasing all visual connection with the ground.
The topographical disposition of this site led to a somewhat counterintuitive approach: to view the site as one would a highly structured piece of architecture.