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  7. The Terraces House / Accent Design Group

The Terraces House / Accent Design Group

  • 02:00 - 18 August, 2017
The Terraces House / Accent Design Group
The Terraces House / Accent Design Group, © Jad Ghorayeb
© Jad Ghorayeb

© Jad Ghorayeb © Jad Ghorayeb © Jad Ghorayeb © Jad Ghorayeb + 22

  • Project Consultant

    Elie G. Haddad
  • Project Team

    Aline Fadous, Jad Fenergi, Luana Mahfouz, Nada Noueihed, Petia Ratzov
  • Interior Design

    ADG Interiors
  • MEP Consultant

    Wissam Tawil & Associates
  • Structural Consultant

    Joseph Diab
  • Client

    Bou Ezzedine
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Jad Ghorayeb
© Jad Ghorayeb

From the architect. The design for a single-family villa in the Chouf mountains in Lebanon, took its inspiration from the landscape and the territory. The villa is located in the small village of Brih, which witnessed destruction and desolation during the Lebanese war. 

Mass Plan
Mass Plan

The concept evolved as a composition in two volumes, separate yet connected through the main entrance/lobby: on the frontal side, the public functions, and in the back the family areas contained in a two-storey structure. The resulting U-shape configuration encloses an outdoor space with a pool, almost like a private piazza, open to the landscape. 

© Jad Ghorayeb
© Jad Ghorayeb

The approach to the villa is through a meandering road at the bottom of the hill, passing though the terraced olive groves, which follow the natural topography. The building accentuates this horizontal composition, as a terminal point, combining natural stone with a contrasting white stucco in its finishing. 

© Jad Ghorayeb
© Jad Ghorayeb
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Jad Ghorayeb
© Jad Ghorayeb

The villa embeds itself discretely within the site through this sensitive arrangement of elements, deriving its minimalistic aesthetic from the typology of traditional forms, rendered in modern forms. It reinterprets the traditional typology by opening up to the landscape, while recreating a sequence of passages and patios reminiscent of traditional architecture. The house avoids contemporary fascination with ‘glamorous’ forms, or the reactionary imposition of ‘monumental’ mansions, focusing instead on the integration in the landscape, the context, and its history. 

© Jad Ghorayeb
© Jad Ghorayeb
Cite: "The Terraces House / Accent Design Group" 18 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/877668/the-terraces-house-accent-design-group/>
© Jad Ghorayeb

越过梯田,逐级而上,到达极简之家 The Terraces House / Accent Design Group