Plots # 6473, 5561, 6475
Architect: Bernard Khoury Architects
Project area: ,845 m2
In Progress 2012
The project consists of 10 independent mountain residences located in Faraya San Antonio, Mount Lebanon, 1.600m above sea level. The location of the 2 845 m2 site benefits from its adequate distance from the ski slopes (1km), and away from the congestion and traffic of the overdeveloped Mzaar ski resort.
Each villa consists of 5 circular plates of 65m2 each, with a total of 260m2 built up area per unit. Independent terraced gardens define the individual plot of each property allowing for outdoor visitor access in addition to individual vehicular access from the street level provided to each villa independently. The open circular plan layout allow for panoramic views on all preferred orientations at each level. The lower ground level consists of a covered car parking with adequate storage. First level above consists of a guest room, a personnel’s room, and a guest powder room. Next level above is where the reception, dinning and kitchen are located with direct access to a private garden. Above the reception level, two bedrooms with their independent bathrooms can be reached through the circular staircase that follows the radial perimeter of the general layout throughout the structure or by an optional elevator that serves all floors. The last level above is where the master bedroom is located with its fire place situated in the center of the 180 degree framed panorama.
Source and photographs: Bernard Khoury / DW5