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East Village / J.M.Bonfils and Associates

East Village / J.M.Bonfils and Associates

© Kinan Mansour  © Kinan Mansour  © Kinan Mansour  © Wael Khoury Photography + 32

Bayrut, Lebanon
  • Collaborators: Marwan Matta & Lea Ksayer
  • Structural Engineers: Rodolphe Mattar
  • M E P Engineers: Kamal Sioufi & Associates
  • Contractors: Kfoury Contracting & Engineering
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© Wael Khoury Photography
© Wael Khoury Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The concept consisted in lifting key contextual elements – traditional building material and Lebanese gardens –and revives them with contemporary interpretations. So conventional wood and dark stone found an unexpected contrast in vivid red metal, and space-efficient vertical gardens replaced their horizontal predecessors. These elements complement the diversity of the surrounding context. While it looks like a simple geometric shape from afar, the structure consists of three parallel elongated blocks each with a unique identity that’s revealed on approach, while a cantilevered section that extends out towards the street emphasizes the building's partly public function, a contemporary art gallery that occupies the ground floor to introduce a cultural and commercial element to the project.

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East Village includes 13 loft units, each of the double height characteristic of the region: 10 duplexes, two penthouses with pools on each of their terraces, and one simplex, its balcony framed by red metal. On the simplex’s terrace is a private bar that overlooks the pubs and lounges scattered across Gemayzeh and through Downtown, exposing a panoramic view of the city.

© Kinan Mansour
© Kinan Mansour

"East Village is a kind of suprematist composition playing with the paradoxical conditions of today and linking us to a kind of paradigm" - Jean Marc Bonfils

© Kinan Mansour
© Kinan Mansour

Product Description: Vertical Garden influenced by a public garden located in the adjacent 1960s Electricite du Liban headquarters, that is no longer accessible to the public. The aim is to reintroduce a more space-efficient vertical green space that the community could enjoy.

© Kinan Mansour
© Kinan Mansour

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Address: Mar Mikhael, Bayrut, Lebanon

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Cite: "East Village / J.M.Bonfils and Associates" 14 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/802451/east-village-jmbonfils-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
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