Lillian C. Hernandez House December 22nd 2018, 15:16:41
The people at the Bernard Khoury Architects, an architect studio based in Beirut have designed and finished the 4328 Project. This project has successfully turned a parcel of land into two three storeys twin houses in 2010. The houses are sitting on a 535 square meter plot of parcel located in Kfardebian on Mount Lebanon. Kfardebian is a town around twenty eight miles east of Beirut, Lebanon. The plot has 10 drop along the front to the land’s lowest point.
The project is connected to the access road by the south facade that is an inclined plateau which starts from ground level then slopes up in the northern direction for seven meters. The plateau plays the role of a street façade and a roof at the same time. It is built into an oblique plane that is stepping up opening to a pool when reaching the slope’s northern tip. This is playful and also a new touch to a residential building.
The plane is also leading the visitors to both of the houses’ main entryways. The entryways are located on the western and eastern edges of the houses’ roof respectively. While the north side of the exterior opens up to the valley’s spectacular views, the east and the west sides have nothing much to offer even before the twin houses are surrounded with many other buildings. The twin houses are built on a rather empty and new area.
The spectacular views offered by the valley on the north do not go to waste. Designers used glazed floor to ceiling glass on every level of the houses that open to narrow but long balconies overlooking the views. Limited openings are given to the east and west sides and provide access to terrace marking the edges of the twin houses. Check out the photos below to get a better idea of the modern stylishness and the cutting edge of the houses.