An existing apartment in Beirut is being given a distinct new identity through the removal of masonry and new columns.
The edits enhance its interaction with the Mediterranean Sea to the north and Lebanon Mountains to the south. These breathtaking environmental sights resonate through the atmosphere of the apartment, whereby the orientation and the structure serve as the starting point for the organisation of the various functions.
Daytime activities are positioned centrally, while two built-in terraces act as green buffers. Living spaces connect private space with collective enjoyment, including seating areas for various occasions, an open kitchen and a cosy cinema room.
The tactility and uniformity of the applied materials additionally provide the whole apartment with a sense of calm and depth. The rich yet subtle contrast between the sanded concrete floor, the rough concrete columns, and the textured plastering of the ceiling unite with the warm character of the cedar panels and doors and the comfortable fabric-covered seating elements. As such, the materials and furnishings form a robust context in which the residents can further shape their own habitat.