The challenge of this project was to design a public building to sit on a small land in the residential area of Ain El-Tineh, Beirut.
The design had to comply with its urban setting and fit in its environment, yet keep its unique character.
The driving idea behind it was to elevate residential architecture to public function.
Its formal vocabulary reinterprets the Lebanese traditional architecture with its various elements of fenestrations, arches, railing and materials.
Its street facade starts at the height of the adjacent buildings then steps down to offer an entrance of a human scale.
The 5 stories residence includes the private offices of the Speaker of the House and his private apartments.
Location Beirut, Lebanon
Site Area 3,800 m2
Built-Up Area 5,087 m2