Beyt el Sayde / AK. Structure Studio
’Beyt el Sayde’’, (Home of the Girl) is positioned within the Sayde neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, atop the Ashrafieh hill. This penthouse serves as a alternative for an previous rooftop that suffered injury in the course of the battle.
Upon getting into the condo, one is straight away immersed within the inexperienced ambiance of the patio, which features as a buffer zone between the city environment and the inside areas. From this vantage level, it provides an general view of three distinctive options that outline Lebanon: The bustling cityscape, the ocean, and the majestic mountains.
Furthermore, the patio serves as a compass for the home, performing as a inexperienced coronary heart that divides the dwelling, eating, and kitchen areas from the household’s quarters with out obstructing their connection. The visible linkage between these areas is offered by the presence of timber inside the patio. The home itself is a reinterpretation of the normal Lebanese dwelling, evident in its lofty ceiling peak. This allowed for the mixing of a mezzanine, housing the architectural workplace house that overlooks either side of the home whereas taking full benefit of the patio’s framed view.
Moreover, the home pays tribute to Lebanese architectural heritage with its three wood bay home windows harking back to the Lebanese triple arcades. The preservation and reuse of the previous tiles from the unique home function a key design precept for the brand new construction. These tiles are carried out as a defining aspect for every dwelling space, with energetic colours echoing all through the architectural elements: Beige for the standard flooring and partitions, darkish purple for the doorways and a few mounted furnishings, and inexperienced / gray for the wood bay home windows and the radiators. The patio attracts inspiration from conventional Lebanese ‘’Kiosks’’. Traditionally, these constructions functioned as enclosed balconies in dense areas, permitting residents to look at the road life whereas remaining unseen. In distinction to the kiosks, the patio is recessed into the home, performing as a visible focus that absorbs the view into the guts of the home.