click to enlarge










Low cost Residential Building
   back to selected projects > housing / residential
Project description
Quite simple in appearance, this project was in fact more complex than we first imagined. On a small plot in a suburb of Beirut, the building had to cope with three main issues: 1) A tight budget for construction costs (less than 275 $ per sqm, in 2001). 2) The insistence of the client on having two floors of retail shops on two perpendicular streets at different levels. 3) The proximity of existing structures and a steep sloped street.

Built Area: 1.100 m²
Date: 2003-2005
Location: Sin El Fil, Beirut, Lebanon

Project team
Architecture: Kamel Abboud
Collaborators: Mark Abi-Rached, Akl Akl
3D Imaging: Naji Abdelnour