Alma-El Chaab, South Lebanon, 2003

The site of the project is in South Lebanon. The climate is mild but humid in summer.  On a large, flat site, the client required a typical “Lebanese” house. This is traditionally a compact stone cube with red tiled roof. To integrate with the site, the traditional form of the cube was broken open into an “H” form to bring in the landscape and breeze through to the heart of the house. The back court, around which the formal areas are organized, extends to the pool deck.

The front extends to form the entrance portico.

Area: 850 sq.m.