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  5. ACCENT DESIGN GROUP
  6. 2014
  7. Jiyeh Villa / Accent Design Group

Jiyeh Villa / Accent Design Group

  • 01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Jiyeh Villa / Accent Design Group
Jiyeh Villa / Accent Design Group, Courtesy of Accent Design Group
Courtesy of Accent Design Group

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  • Architects

    Accent Design Group
  • Location

    Jiyeh, Lebanon
  • Architect in Charge

    Elie Abs
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Project Team

    Mira Alassaad, Roxanne Djaiji, Aline Fadous, Luana Mahfouz, Elie Mattar, Farah Nasri, Hassan Nassar
  • Interior Design

    ADG Interiors
  • MEP Consultant

    Wissam Tawil & associates
  • Structural Consultant

    Jamil Toufic
  • More Specs Less Specs
Courtesy of Accent Design Group
Courtesy of Accent Design Group

Text description provided by the architects. This house is situated on the coastal beach town of Jiyeh, south from Beirut. It can be described as an arrangement of four volumes, which are layered in a way to create a rhythmic composition.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The alternating elements further invite the landscape to filter into the house, creating private courtyards for the residents. Each one of the four volumes functions separately, while their overall composition creates transitions between the public and private spaces of the project.

Courtesy of Accent Design Group
Courtesy of Accent Design Group

The sloping topography of the site invited the creation of cantilevered platforms over rectangular box shapes. The sloping landscape was playfully manipulated to embrace the villa, offering privacy from the neighboring buildings, as well as allowing access to the cantilevering terrace. The accessible terrace platform is a projection of the landscape beneath it.

Courtesy of Accent Design Group
Courtesy of Accent Design Group

A thick, yet porous, U-shaped wall wraps around the land opening the view towards the sea. The façade of the building that looks onto the sea is completely transparent, while the side facades only provide glimpses of the exterior through perforations in the walls that recall traditional architecture in hot climates.

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Cite: "Jiyeh Villa / Accent Design Group" 07 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/522325/jiyeh-villa-accent-design-group/> ISSN 0719-8884
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