D House

D House


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The project revisits the notion of a house through a series of interventions that follow the site qualities and its intrinsic and distinctive geomorphology. The uninterrupted spatial distribution follows specific programmatic elements set by the owner. Accessible through a restricted and private road and set on a steep slope, the project connects to the existing land at idiosyncratic thresholds, allowing the natural landscape to react and interact with the architecture.

Respecting the environment and the site tectonics are absolute in the design strategy. Gathering solar energy and collecting rainwater show some of the environmentally sustainable aspects of the house. Local stone perimeter walls, natural copper facades and planted green roofs, deeply ground the project within the surrounding mountain fabric of an evergreen pine forest. Lined by newly planted deciduous trees, the project undertakes striking colors and tones, specifically during the fall season.

The intervention is clear yet rooted, allowing the users to experience the familiar landscape through an architectural promenade.

D House wins the Lebanese Architect Awards 2017 in the Private Housing category.

  • Place
  • Ain el Kharroube
  • Type
  • House
  • Area
  • 1156
  • Year
  • 2014