Beirut Residential Building / ACCENT DESIGN GROUP


Adjacent to a central transportation artery for the city of , and situated at the nexus of two urban fabrics, this design negotiates issues of scale, unit diversity, views and zoning regulations. Stacked glass boxes emerge from a massing, which is positioned to maximize buildable area.


Cantilevering balconies and terraces take their cue from the character of the old urban fabric while creating a vertical neighborhood rich with panoramic views of the downtown, the city and the sea. Shading louvres provide relief from abundant east and west sunlight while creating zones of outdoor privacy and facilitating a green screen. Located at the edge of development and demarcation, the project blurs lines while innovating on the Beirut high-rise typology.

plans + elevation
plans + model

Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Lead Architect : Elie ABS
Project team : Charbel KARAM, Ahmad KHOJA, Petia RATZOV
Project Area: 11,000 sqm

Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Beirut Residential Building / ACCENT DESIGN GROUP" 07 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • Brian

    Nice. Please explain the sleeping rooms off the balconies.

    • afd

      well said

    • fatima dh

      that’s the maid room >-< in Lebanon most of the architect do this and they even taught us to do it like this!! you enter to the maid room from the kitchen or from the balcony of the kitchen!!! still don't like it :(

  • ariana roberts

    wonderful renderings! it’s a shame there will be only one building, though.

  • Dennis Moss Jnr

    love it. i’d feel pretty exposed on those balconies though, especially if the wind is blowing! scary

  • Nemeh Areiqat

    NiCe :)

  • Bryan

    Excellent job accent
    Well done

  • qwerrs

    I just love how the housekeeper has a “big” bedroom and a WC with no tub…

  • Gusta

    Nice project and concept, but the floor plans are awful.
    The maid´s room and the fire-escape stair just don´t look right.

  • up_today_arch

    main facade solution is very nice, but plans should be developed more carefully…