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Height: 65cm
Circle diameter: 35cm

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Mount Lebanon Hospital - Facade Design and Renovation

The Mount Lebanon Hospital is a building dating from the 90's, its current extension was already conceived - as a symmetrical massive volume - and built (pillars and slabs), but the facades were not planned yet. The challenge was to add a facade treatment to an already existing building, as well as to a new conceived one.

From the beginning, we set clear objectives to proceed with the intervention:
1. Intervene without disturbing the successful aspects of the old building
2. Create a visual connection and a unity between the existing and the extension
3. Design the facade and the openings of the new building while taking into consideration the functions inside as well as the orientation
4. Enhance and focus on the North elevation, as it is the most viewed angle

East Elevation

East Elevation

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Parapets under construction on site - East Elevation

Parapets under construction on site - East Elevation

Mixed use building in progress - Achrafieh, Beirut

Located in Achrafieh, the eleven-story building consists of two blocks that host different functions including residential duplexes, simplexes, offices as well as retail on the Ground Floor.
The challenge is to treat the exterior envelop in a way to show unity between the four sides of the building. Our vision is to have the facades composed of main vertical elements as well as horizontal elements which are either recessed or extruded in a non-rhythmic manner.
 

Residential Plan Conception

Residential Plan Conception

Villa in progress - Faqra

Check out our progress and 3d views for the different parts of a 800 sq m Villa located in Faqra.
We can't wait for the final result!


Staircase in progress on site

Staircase in progress on site

Reception area views

Reception area views

Reception area
Master Bedroom views

Master Bedroom views

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Kids' Bedroom and Living Room moodboard

Kids' Bedroom and Living Room moodboard

Kids' Bedrooms views

Kids' Bedrooms views

Bachoura 8289 Proposal - Beirut

Situated in the heart of the capital Beirut, the building is classified as a historical one, belonging to the Lebanese heritage.
It used to serve as dorms. The project consists of changing its function into a Boutique Hotel.
The goal will be reached by fully renovating the interior spaces (including walls, doors, locations and sizes of rooms, bathrooms, etc…) without modifying the exterior envelop of the building.
Our vision was to make the building look as if it is molded or carved out by unifying its exterior color. This way, the aesthetical elements would be highlighted.

The project was stopped in 2016 when the Government rented the full building from the owner for institutional use.

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National Institute of Fine Arts Proposal - Beirut

The project consists of the renovation and extension of the National Institute of Fine Arts.
This building was designed as a convent, then it was converted into a nursing home, and finally as it is currently known it serves as a Fine Arts school. Therefore, the main concern of the intervention was to continue improving the public aspect of the project. In general, the campus' renovation and extension would help double the present amount of students. 

The great challenge was to integrate a contemporary construction to an imposing existing building and obtain a homogeneous and pleasant entity.
The clean and linear extension which proportions and grid follow the old, was positioned behind the existing volume. This allowed the liberation of a relatively big space that would serve as a public garden for the whole neighbourhood.

Project featured in the book "Brilliant Lebanese Architects" 2017.
Leya Bouchedid

Existing Building's Hallway - which was kept

Existing Building's Hallway - which was kept

New Building's Hallway - following the existing in a more contemporary way

New Building's Hallway - following the existing in a more contemporary way

Full renovation of an apartment - Achrafieh, Beirut

We really enjoyed renovating this old apartment - occupying the last floor of the building - in the middle of the city.
We joined two apartments into one, and worked on the full scope of interior design work, including the choice of new furniture pieces. The owners didn't want to sell their house, they just wanted to upgrade it so it would better fit their taste and present lifestyle. Enjoy the transformation!


ENTRANCE

The entrance space was a great deal since it is unusual to have a balcony - as a transition space - before the actual indoor space. The owners wanted to keep this balcony.
We privatised the transition space by closing completely the entrance wall and designing a new door to replace the aluminium transition. We picked more contemporary and appropriate tiling and wall paints. The black steel doors leading to the house were heightened - to allow more natural light inside - and altered into a combination of wooden glazed doors. Major transformation of the space!

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NATURAL LIGHT

Changing the door leading to the apartment was a major decision for us. The wider and higher door allowed more natural light into the house, and the use of light wood instead of black steel gave warmth to the house, whether we are standing outside or inside.

BEFORE/AFTER

 

RECEPTION

The major change done here was opening two spaces to form one big reception area.
We couldn't destroy all walls because some were quite old, so we kept a partition between the dining room and the other side of the reception. The parquet was replaced with tiling and we designed the new false ceiling in a way to blend with the existing one.

BEFORE/AFTER

 

KITCHEN - THE TRIGGER ...

The kitchen was the trigger; the owners were fed up with it and wanted to replace it, but its change led to the makeover of the whole apartment!

We used white for the cabinets to get a more contemporary and clean look, and a black granite top to contrast the simple white. We added a high table and stools to serve as a breakfast area - the family didn't have one before. Also, we custom designed a back-splash by creating a layout from tiles of different sizes and finally, to allow more natural light in, we enlarged the window.

BEFORE/AFTER

 

SLIDING DOOR LEADING TO GUEST BATHROOM

A major transformation of the colour palette was applied over the whole apartment. It is clearly shown in this small corner of the house! Closing up the three old wooden frames on the right allowed the new door to slide properly.

BEFORE/AFTER

 

GUEST BATHROOM

Two spaces were merged to form the new guest bathroom. The new wooden counter, the indirect lighting behind the mirror and the textured tiles are the key elements which allowed us to reach the mood we had in mind.

BEFORE/AFTER

 

KIDS BATHROOM

The kids bathroom was very non-personalised and raw, the fixtures were quite old as well. The tiling was replaced on the floor and on all walls. Also, all fixtures were changed and a wood counter with storage was added. The warmer tones of the counter and tiles completely switched the mood and impression of the space. The kids loved it!

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Urban Intervention and Technical School Proposal - Quarantina, Beirut

The intention here is to prevent the inhabitants from leaving the area by enhancing their way of living within their environment and by allowing the growth of the region.
A double strategy will be followed in order to respond to the main purpose.

1. Technical School in which four fields are taught: car mechanics, truck mechanics, meat retailing, and recycling field. The fields were determined in view of the surveys and interviews conducted in the neighbourhood.
The message of education allows the project to become more than just a structure.
2. Urban Proposal on few blocks which were left empty due to the modified zoning of the area. The densification allows the growth of the region solving the existing problematic.
 

Project featured in the book "Brilliant Lebanese Architects" 2017.
Pia Aoun

Collage/First vision

Collage/First vision

Detailed Section

Detailed Section

Back Elevation

Back Elevation

Elderly and Youth Housing Proposal - Achrafieh, Beirut

The story of an elder and a youth…in a politically controlled city

This story takes place in an area rich in educative institutions. Political borders, physical and visual boundaries as well as intense security measures divide the area into different parts. 

The main characters are the youth and the elderly. The irreversibly present gap between these two generations is represented by two thick walls, which divide the plot into two parts, each containing one of the groups, in direct connection with their interests and aims.
The elderly (blue units) are breaking the present boundary in order to get closer to the youth generation, and are therefore including the two structural walls in their units. As for the youth (yellow units), they will expand vertically in order to regain their full privacy within their community.

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City project Proposal - Bus station - Beirut

The "canopy" is the above ground portion of a plant community; the uppermost branches of trees in a forest, forming a more or less continuous layer of foliage.
Inspired by its shape, the different elements forming the proposed bus station serve different purposes on the Ground Floor. The structures, although serving a very industrial/vehicular function, merge with their nature oriented surroundings and environment.

Leya Bouchedid

Plans

Plans

Sections

Sections