jeddah, kingdom of saudi arabia 2007
The project is arranged along a green spine that houses community amenities and spaces for general services. The green areas house social spaces and facilitate sport areas in addition to creating a dynamic link throughout the project. Green parks are oriented towards the entrance with inviting vistas directed inwards. The plots provided for independent villa units are grouped around areas of parks and pedestrian flow. They have immediate access to direct routes while being equally adjacent to all community services. Apartments, on the other hand, are grouped around green courtyards that are provided with close access to main routes as well as community amenities. Service areas are distributed around public buildings as well as social entertainment and health centers. These areas also facilitate office requirements and have the provision for underground utility buildings. Secondary linking routes provide alternative entry points and accommodate an even distribution of traffic flow throughout the project.
north, lebanon 2006
The village, consisting of a combination of residential and commercial zones, generates a spine and link through the site. The variation in slope topography along this central village axis, gives rise to upper and lower village zones. The design concept makes use of the north facing site as it is angled to benefit from an optimized sun exposure as well as views. The main access to the village hub is bordered by the shopping center and the parking area. Residents of the villas on the north and south have links which gently follow the topography of the slope to connect with this central circulation. A creation of both a pedestrian network and ski route allows the progression and continuum of activities and easy access along non vehicular routes. The interplay of residential and shopping zones creates a constant hub and reaches its highpoint at a centrally conceived piazza. The project also includes hotels ranging from 5 to 2 stars, residential units, conference facilities, parks and piazzas and villa units, which are organized to the north and south of village.
bcd, beirut, lebanon 2005
Short listed scheme 2nd prize. With VVD and VDLA The intention was to create a new urban landscape that would lend itself to different modes, functions and lives while bridging Beirut's East and West. Structured and unstructured events needed to find their expression within this site of intense urban memory and extraordinary potential. The project works as a forum for a new society, a gateway to and from the Mediterranean, and a bridge between the past and the future. It revives the cultural heart of Beirut, catalyzes a rethink of its traffic model, and combines the memorial functions for a true postwar revival. All these dimensions are addressed in a self-financing development model that makes this project a viable and sustainable solution.
dammam, kingdom of saudi arabia 2004
Located midway between Dammam and Al Khobar, the City of Al-Fanar will become an important asset not only to the main eastern cities, but will also act as a powerful business hub to the whole coast. The planning strategy establishes a long term direction for the future of the area as a whole, while bridging between traditional values and contemporary needs at the human level. Environmental issues are also at the core of the design.
sannine, lebanon 2003
The project involves the creation a four season mountain destination on a large scale prominent site in Lebanon on a 100 km² site, with a change of altitude varying between 1400 to 2600 ASL. The main concern of the scheme was to build a sustainable environment by preserving the mountain peak, creating large scale green spines of reforestation, minimizing road cuttings through the landscape, and building with low density and low height constructions. The immense scale of the project entailed different centers from which development and activities sprawled. The natural site conditions and the main road network that crosses the site stipulated three major zones of attraction intersecting into a nodal area. Three villages with distinct characters but in direct relationship with their surroundings were created."
mecca, kingdom of saudi arabia 2000
The project involved a vast mixed use urban planning scheme for over a million m² built up on a 250 000 m² hill directly adjacent to the Holy Mosque and the Ka’abah. The program required resolving a complex and dense traffic situation as well as designing numerous hotels, apartment buildings, shopping center, prayer area, multimodal station as well as all the related services and amenities.
dbaye, lebanon 1997
The commission was to develop a detailed design including infrastructure, landscape, traffic, parking, lighting, urban furniture and finishing works for this 700 berth Marina located on a square kilometer landfill north of Beirut. NG had originally worked on developing the basis for a master plan for the million square meter landfill, ten years earlier as an associate of the Ricardo Bofill Barcelona office. Working in a joint venture with Bofill, NG turned the Marina into a green oasis, transforming the marine safety superstructure of 7 meter high wave breakers over 350 meters into a lush backdrop for the calm waters of the port. The Design includes a 100 meter long pool in the triangular tip of the Marina’s wave-breaker. Surrounded by water, the open sea on one side and the harbor’s entrance on the other, the pool area offers the experience of an ocean liner’s deck.
mazraat kfarzebiane, kesrouan, lebanon 1994
The site, not far from the sought-after and overbuilt ski resort of Faraya, is on the northern face of Mount Lebanon, a green island in otherwise arid surroundings. NG set out to design an ecological village within the parameters of a traditional commercial development. A low density Master Plan was developed from the start, respecting the philosophy of passive energy and careful site integration. The program conceived by NG includes the design of a five-star hotel, a polo field, several walking and riding tracks, public gardens and green arteries, and a range of plots for single and multi-family houses as well as green condominiums. Minimal earth movements all but eliminate the impact on the existing topography, roofs are landscaped with indigenous flora and irrigated in the dry season from melted snow collected and stored in natural pond-reservoirs. A strong central axis bisects the length of the land with a succession of stairs and water-ways that imprint the scheme with a strong civic character, giving the project a sense of scale and of orientation and allowing full pedestrian access to the entire site. Beneath this public spine, NG located an easily accessible technical tunnel to house the secondary and tertiary infrastructure networks serving the entire development. Furthermore, the program succeeds in enabling the owner to preserve the three existing hectares of apple orchards and to create new planting grounds in the organic farm, supplying the residents with fresh produce. The architecture is kept closely vernacular, so residents can enjoy a sense of place and continuity in a country where displacement and dislocation are ubiquitous. Under scrutiny from an independent market research team, the scheme proved extremely popular.
monaco, principality of monaco 2007
The strategic site of the Goddio museum involved an overall thinking which resulted in creating a large community area that was stretched over the entire body of the museum. While the museum remains the main destination for visitors, its roof and sides behave as a breathing area for the municipality of Monaco. Supported by a continuous retail queue, the promenade leading to the heart of the new development becomes enjoyable: The shops are part of the museum’s structure but are totally independent, supporting the green park and the higher boardwalks. The museum embodies a succession of exhibition areas linked by a simple ramp and elevators to help the visitor progress between the sequential parts of the museum. The neighboring building supplies the area with a very flexible office floor plate which is spread over 6 levels. Its two lower floors are reserved for commercial purposes to supply the lower and higher boardwalks with shopping and entertainment spaces.
principality of monaco 2007
The total development is 45 000 m², including 17 000 m² of government subsidized residences and 24 600 m² of luxury residence, a daycare and pre-school facilities and Commercial facilities of 1 400 m². Carefully designed public, semi public spaces, private gardens and courtyards divide the different building blocks. These green spaces act as both a breathing space for the apartments and for the urban development in general. The open green areas are multiplied and lifted to cover all the rooftops of the buildings. A series of passages cut the project in both directions in order to allow for a more fluid circulation and an uninterrupted urban experience. The main passage is centered with the canal, creating both a visual and a physical connection between the quay side and the sea side. A high level of visual permeability is maintained along and across the project, in order to stitch the four sides of the project plot. The urban passages and the sequences of green spaces mesh the development fabric together enriching the promenade where the luxury resident, the local one, the shopper and the passerby can enjoy similar urban experiences. The project massing is fragmented to both optimize density and privacy of all the apartments. The different buildings have their own particularities within a generally unified vocabulary for the overall development.
riyadh, kingdom of saudi arabia 2007
The large size of the site involves a strong urban concept; high density can be obtained while enriching the spaces and the experiences. The oriental 'medina' was chosen as a guideline to create courtyards, liwans, covered streets and variations that will shade, protect and define spaces to live and work. The ground floor is strongly structured with parallel strips (north-south) dedicated to one function: garden, car access or water channels. The plot is therefore strongly addressed with suspended gardens, courtyards and liwans that are composed along with larger scale plazas.
hazmieh, lebanon 2006
The Challenge The main challenge of this difficult project was the commercial pressure and high density requirements that endangered the extraordinary flora covering the site: a 90,000 sqm domain in the suburb of Beirut, completely unique in size, location and the 150 diverse centenary trees that give it its character. We were able to save 90% of the existing flora and trebled the number of trees and shrubs through selected new planting (see landscape diagram). The Project Located a mere 10 minute drive from the busy heart of Beirut, Town Park offers a green alternative to living in one of the most dense cities in the world. This new residential community grows on a lush hilltop overlooking city and sea. Its careful planning seamlessly weaves modern architecture and landscaping with hundreds of existing centennial trees to provide a unique setting for healthy and happy lives. In fact, the whole project's ordered layout is based on general and specific interactions with the site's unique features, be they the hilly topography, the views, existing structures, or the extraordinary collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs. The project is divided into three different yet integrated lifestyle experiences: Garden Living, Park Living, and Tower Living. This means apartments and sky villas are distributed through different densities to optimise the land use and maximise private and shared open spaces for everyone, all within easy reach of communal amenities and commercial facilities (publicly accessible local shops line the main street.)"
faqra club, lebanon 2005
In the heart of Faqra club, CLOUDS is a union of 16 exclusive private villas that spread over 3 different levels. Each Cloud, ranging between 400 and 600 m² with 500 m² garden, creates a serene world on its own. The villas are distinctive wooden volumes sitting on a terrace, positioned to ensure unspoiled view corridors and maximum privacy. The planted villa rooftops form an almost uninterrupted green space. Four types of villas translate into 16 individual clouds making use of wood and stone with interiors that form a natural extension of the exterior.
al khobar, kingdom of saudi arabia 2005
The project consists of 188 modern apartments ranging from ground level garden flats, simplexes, ‘maisonnette’-style duplexes, and luxurious penthouse duplexes. The apartments are distributed within 47 small scale buildings in a 40,000 sq m self-sufficient site in the heart of the Doha sector near Al Khobar. The concept favors three building typologies with a variety of layouts that can be modulated efficiently and economically into a wide range of conditions. The requirements of the traditional Saudi lifestyle are carefully analyzed and adapted to a contemporary architecture that is respectful and familiar, yet simple and quite distinctive; it reflects the sustainable values of the traditional local buildings and allows each flat a high degree of flexibility and privacy. On the long term, mobile partitions and adaptable layouts can offer a wide range of solutions to each resident. Each group of buildings is based around inner gardens and courtyards as well as communal amenities that allow their inhabitants to develop communal relationships while preserving individual privacy.
al-khobar, kingdom of saudi arabia 2004
Royal Amwaj is a gated, seaside community development on a 1 million sq m waterfront site to the south of the city of Khobar, in the eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The scheme comprises a new residential community of high end villas, town houses, a boutique hotel as well as other leisure amenities. An extensive waterfront with three tongue-shaped bays, give each villa its own direct see frontage. The design of the villas respects the local way of life while allowing it to adapt to future change. Moreover, the architecture of the villas is climate responsive in that it is properly organized and shaded to protect the interior and exterior spaces from the hot sunrays. The natural cross ventilation strategies adopted enhance natural air circulation and provide a comfortable breeze when weather permits, allowing for substantial energy savings.
bcd, beirut, lebanon 1998
The project involves the planning of an old Beiruti neighborhood, with a special emphasis on integrating a few existing "Lebanese style" buildings and recreating the spirit of turn of the century Beirut over the entire area with the comfort of the most up to date infrastructure. To understand and draw inspiration from the area's existing structures, NG researched and analyzed the historic urban fabric, its topography and the development of its land-use. A strategy was drawn to revitalize it comprehensively while preserving its urban roots. The scheme adopted involves extensive landscape work, the presence of water streams and fountains, a careful mix of private and public spaces (streets, passageways and small shaded piazzas) and sets up clear comprehensive architectural guidelines for future builders.
riyadh, kingdom of saudi arabia 2008
The Brief called for the creation of 235,000sqm of mixed use space: a lifestyle centre and a landmark tower with ultra high spec residential and office space on one hand and a 5 star hotel, plus furnished residential and office components on the other. The project is transformed into an opportunity to give back to Riyadh some of the urban space qualities that had been left out when the modern city was created. These included a differentiated network of public and semi-public piazzas, streets, alleyways, a dense mix of commerce, retail, office, residential uses and the relevant morphological diversity. The project offers built-in flexibility, not only in terms of the modularity of the shops, but also in terms of allowing different degrees of privacy and movement management that could be varied as the project and the user's community needs and social expectations develop. The project aims for LEED certification. It introduces strategically placed "wind towers", in addition to the shaded and naturally cooled rooftops.
doha, qatar 2005
The project addresses the blandness of the urban context by creating its own microcosm: an introverted private park for the inhabitants of the project framed by harmonious apartment buildings and 45 storey tower. The 250m x 160m elliptical park is landscaped with cobbled paths, lush plants and thick trees, and provides shaded areas allowing for various activities. It is the prime backdrop for life in the Ellipse. The Ellipse perimeter ring of 9 to 10 storey buildings addresses the scale of new developments in the vicinity, yet it creates a community-style atmosphere. The buildings contain musharrabiyya-like perforated boxes obstructing the sunrays and creating interesting architectural feature on the elevations that reflect some of Qatar's traditional material and character. The tower sets a landmark beacon in the skyline of Doha and complements the Ellipse. Its particular design takes into account the environmental aspects in the area. The tower's double skin creates a gap between the low-e glass panels and the internal envelope and helps reduce the heat load on the exposed elevations. While the urban scale cuts in the mass of the tower reduce its bulk and create spectacular sky atria that enhance natural ventilation and create cool shaded spaces and green backdrops to most apartments.
The project “Towers Option” starts from the need to create an important and attractive event in the urban fabric that would trigger future urban regeneration, while providing a high value real estate development with a unique image for the city. A cluster of sculptural high-rise towers that clear the bland skyline of the immediate surroundings and opens up the apartments to spectacular views of the park, city and sea are put forward. Consequently, the urban event is created by the duality between the verticality of the towers and the calm spread of a great 80 000 sqm. park. As a new reference point for Doha, the interplay of the 4 towers together will appear differently from every corner of the city, while retaining its serene iconic presence, and a highly visible signature.
victory park, minsk, byelorussia 2002
The design responds to the client’s need to develop a modern, international quality four-star hotel, a spa, a food court, and a commercial center with multiplex movie theaters. The project maximizes the views to the city, the nearby exhibition hall and the park in which it is located. It also combines a low energy approach as well as an indoor network of pedestrian circulation for the harsh northern winters.
bcd, beirut, lebanon 2001
On an infill block in Downtown Beirut, the Owner required the design of a residential program of 30 mid-sized apartments and lofts for rental and sale and a small office building on the Ring road. The scheme is organized into a family of five separate buildings with distinct characters surrounding a green heart. The interior spaces update the Lebanese central hall plan into a contemporary model with more flexibility (mobile partitions, open spaces, etc.). The project remains respectful of the early XXth century's character of the neighborhood in terms of proportions, yet escaping the style as such, with the injection of contemporary solutions to the requirements of life in the urban a€œvillagea€Â.
beirut, lebanon 2008
Located on a hilly promontory of Ashrafieh, Skygate provocatively completes what appears as an urban wall rising in this central area of Beirut. In a program requiring opulent residential units, the developer aims at offering a breakthrough in the Lebanese real estate market. Beyond the expected extravagance of noble materials the design capitalizes on detailing of skin, planters and playful manipulation of geometry. A simple yet intriguingly sculptural geometry is achieved by the superposition of four cubical volumes. Flanked by two blind walls of the adjacent buildings, the volumes move left and right leaving a series of large urban windows - a porous tower. This design gesture was the architect's clear answer to the role assigned to him: To put in the last closing brick in the existing urban wall. Upon entering the project one passes through a convivial piazza, which leads the way to a 10m high entrance lobby. Exceptional apartments stacked above are informed by distinctive indoor/ outdoor environments ranging from 300 to 1500 sqm. These 'villas in the sky' offer 4m high living spaces bathed with light and overlooking the Lebanese mountains and Mediterranean Sea.
bcd, beirut, lebanon 2002
In the Beirut skyline cluttered with lifeless concrete shells, this tower avoids commercial pastiche gimmicks and bravura one-liners, offering instead a sober, poised solution to the difficult problem of high-rise building in a traditional yet chaotic setting. Creating a welcome contrast with its dull backdrop, this is a gem-like structure, shimmering in the Mediterranean sun, and reflecting endless visions in its ethereal double skin. It allows for over six types of spacious apartments to seamlessly coexist. This design flexibility is aimed at satisfying a wider range of buyer needs, while keeping a harmonious and iconic image to the project.
moscow, russia 2007
Located in the heart of Moscow at 30 minutes from the Red Square, between the Moskva river and the Kutuzovskiy Prospekt, these two residential towers house various layouts of apartment mixes ranging from 2 to 6 rooms. The Towers consist of two slightly shifted volumes linked by a glazed passage providing natural daylight onto the circulation passageways. The Towers' cladding is composed of a combination of U-channel translucent glass, clear low e double glazing and wood cladding for the recessed loggias.
beirut, lebanon 2006
Inserted between two plots with lush landscaped gardens, the site benefits from exceptional views. The adjacent gardens are linked by a large landscaped entrance piazza. 20 typical floors of 500 m2 per unit are topped by a triplex penthouse with a landscaped terrace and private pool. The reception areas, family room and master bedroom all benefit from a sea view.
Facing Beirut port and a few minutes from Beirut's Historical Center, the site benefits from views onto the Mediterranean sea to the North, Beirut Central District to the West and the preserved neighborhood of Gemmayze to the South. A large landscaped entrance piazza shields the Tower from the street. 23 typical floors are formed of one unit that is around 400 m² and are topped by a duplex penthouse of 750 m² with a landscaped terrace and private pool.
beirut, lebanon 2005
Overlooking Beirut, located on one of the highest points of Achrafieh, Icon makes its mark in the Beiruti skyline. A large landscaped entrance piazza leads to a spectacular lobby of 10 meter high with triplex panoramic elevators. The first 3 floors are loft type apartments of 5.2 meter clear height, followed by 18 typical floors of one unit of around 670 m², topped by a duplex penthouse and crowned by a triplex penthouse, both with landscaped terraces and private pools. All apartments benefit from a double crossing North South orientation for the reception areas, family room and master bedroom and a 3.5 meter clear ceiling height."
location=beirut, lebanon 2000
Over one hundred and ten meters high, this pair of residential buildings will offer spectacular views from its 52 apartments as well as a large pool and health club facilities. Located on the highest point in Beirut it will become the tallest building of the city.
pearl island, qatar 2007
Sitting on a 47 000 m² lot in the center of the man-made island of “Marsa Arabia”, the new Four Seasons Hotel is meant to become the landmark of “The Pearl”. With its refined design, its spectacular views and its plush landscape, the project aims at redefining the notion of comfort and luxury. The project has a seamless organizational logic that generates a synergy between the distinct entities – the hotel, the apartment tower and the ballrooms complex – thus creating a singular sense of place. Guestrooms are arranged along a double loaded corridor punctually animated by planted atria overlooking the site and acting as urban windows that make the arrival to the room a memorable experience in itself. Deep balconies and a high end operable screening system provide every guestroom with the added advantage of efficient sun shading, privacy and uninterrupted views at will. All rooms without exception have unparalleled lagoon and sea views. The residential tower’s flexible design makes possible several horizontal and vertical layouts catering for a wider range of clientele in search for a peaceful haven of calm and luxury.
aqaba, jordan 2004
Overlooking the bay of Aqaba and set along the coastline against a background of beautiful granite mountains, two radial curves of yellow stone embrace the Red Sea to provide all the guestrooms with stunning panoramic sea views and large shaded private balconies. By blending sandstone, wood and generous expanses of glass, the emphasis here is to return to basics, and to recapture the serenity of the Jordanian masonry dwellings set against the stunning panorama of sea and mountain chain.
aleppo, syria 2002
This project was a competition entry for a four-star hotel on a relatively large site on the fringe of the new city. The scheme pays its dues to the old Khans. It embraces the plot with a low wall of bungalows, defining a large and serene landscaped courtyard where residents and visitors can take refuge from the buzzing and crowded old souks.
cadiz, spain 2001
The site is on a spectacular hill drop overlooking the bay of Cadiz and the Atlantic Ocean. The project included a five-star retreat hotel and a few very select villas with patios back to back. All users have panoramic views, great privacy and direct access to the ocean. The architecture reinterprets the coastal Andalusian model; simple elegant white volumes and shaded voids hug the slope behind the existing eucalyptus trees.
beirut, lebanon 2001
The project involves the refurbishment of a small existing 1960's office building located in the heart of Rue Monot, Beirut's sought-after entertainment district. Faced with the task of working with a building located in an extremely busy nightspot, NG maximized the amount of revenue-generating space by strategically relocating the vertical and horizontal circulation, and planning every floor for an all-suite hotel that is virtually column free. To protect it from its busy surroundings, a double skin of colored low-e mobile glazing was added on the street western facade, shielding the rooms at will from the low afternoon sun and introducing a layer of privacy and noise protection from the crowded street below.
bcd, beirut, lebanon 1999
The project was a competition winning scheme whereby the 5-star hotel was fully redesigned to exact Ritz Carlton standards. The hotel will contain 141 rooms and suites sized to a generous 42 m2 minimum standard, high ceilings, five restaurants and bars, all providing the traditional standards of this prestigious hotel group.
tall al ghazal, bsalim, lebanon 1996
Located on a 25 000 m2 steep and wooded slope, this club's primary intention, beyond offering the full array of recreational and health activities, is to blend in within the pine forest. Located amidst the trees and hugging the slope, the low-rise building is divided into smaller units to best integrate the complex program and give it a sense of intimacy.
The project objective is to invert the tendency of the FEA District being perceived as the backyard of the lower campus and transform it into an exemplary setting for the development of future architects, designers and engineers by the creation of a vibrant collection of open urban spaces with active building frontages that would act as magnets to student life within the FEAD and beyond. The IOEC building offers an optimal massing solution creating twin, bent and sculpted linear ribbons of labs paired around an intelligent circulation and technical spine. A generous North South atrium opens the upper campus views to the sea, and frames the symbolic Clock Tower from the Corniche. The structure-free floor plate of about 1500m2 provides all the required flexibility to group modules and shift partitions. Each module of the lab is completely independent, with its own access, shafts, ventilation etc. and allows easy combination and technical upgrades. All labs have independent access from the central spine and natural ventilation and natural light on demand through the active, intelligent skin.
The project's attitude towards the city is based on a long-term vision that positions this site, not only as the north-eastern gateway to the Beirut Central District, but also in return, as an advanced outpost of the new Martyrs' Square towards the east. The building capitalizes on its position to enhance its image through contrast with the older parts of the city fabric whose scale and massing it respects, while offering an urbanely considerate approach to its future tenants. Three carefully detailed glass prisms, intersected by a full-height atrium, slide against each other to create a machine to work in that is efficient as a navy vessel, but built like a cruise ship. The prisms follow a rational design concept that allows for the greatest efficiency and flexibility in space planning. An ambitious structural design and a judicious location for the vertical service shafts and circulation cores means that 81% of the floor plates are virtually clear of any columns obstructing the views or the furniture layout. While the building offers a distinctive sculpted silhouette, all office plates are set on standard planning grids, allowing them to readily accommodate the market's standard partitions, furniture and fittings. It is an architecture that states with simple timeless elegance the image of a corporate giant with environmental sensitivity and a family oriented business culture.
The intention of the proposal is to provide Qatar with a building that gives it a strong, open and welcoming presence in Lebanon, proudly rooted in its Qatari and Islamic architectural histories. The concept behind the project is the creation of an urban icon within a luscious and green garden enclosure that is both ecologically and environmentally responsive. In a contemporary interpretation of Islamic architecture, the building layout stretches the building program both horizontally and vertically to expand it into a wealth of internal spaces, outdoor gardens, courtyards and pools of water all enclosed within a secure perimeter wall. The public areas below are separated from the more private areas above. Wrapping itself around the building, the modern i¿½mousharabiyai¿½ screen is perforated and folded to reveal selected views of the surrounding site, while letting in a generous amount of light. An intelligent wall that forms the main vertical element stretches from the basement level to the rooftop and integrates all systems and shafts within it. As night falls the new embassy, a functional sculpture set in beautiful gardens, becomes a beacon of light, a noble presence symbolizing Qatari¿½s proud future.
doha, qatar 2004
Inspired from the traditional open yet covered souks, this building is a mix of retail and offices with a central landscaped court, relying mostly on sustainable solutions to cool all public areas. Several entrance points with increased retail exposure, make it a hub for the neighborhood that offers children facilities and a food court as well as a friendly green environment for its users. Several techniques including water walls, thermal stratification, solar powered chillers, double skin and possibly an artificial cloud over the courtyard will help show-casing that careful design can contribute to energy savings, even in an energy rich country, within a stimulating and pleasurable setting.
The project is an unusual commission, whereby a future tenant wants to invest in a building for his own use during a period of 20 years prior to returning it to its religious owners. NG must therefore satisfy the mid and long term requirements of two divergent clients in a unified solution. As a result, the small office floor plate is very flexible and can even accommodate a charming apartment organized around a private court on the top floor. At first glance it blends with its 1930s neighbors, but tends to show subtle choices and solutions to contemporary office needs.
rue du port, bcd, lebanon 2002
The building is a nine story headquarter for a leading international company. The abstraction and reinterpretation of the requirements allows the building to integrate genuinely in the contemporary Beiruti context. The building is composed of two lateral service towers allowing an open plan configuration in its center. The façade is a double layer/skin system: 1-A full glazing curtain wall skin system that gives a maximum inside/outside spatial and visual relationship. 2-A stone/steel “screen” framework that regulates the environmental element and the existing panorama through varied yet systematically regulated apertures. 3-The resulting in between space becomes a functional multi-deck service space for the façade. The ground floor is fully glazed for maximum transparency between the marina and the adjacent public piazza.
Located prominently on the road to Beirut Airport, this low budget, high efficiency office building is a translucent monolith. The building offers a thermal double skin to reduce the air conditioning loads, a column free layout and an easy upgradeable data network system. Exhibition space, a specialized public library and a small cafeteria are designed within the double height ground Floor. Thanks to the simple geometric grid and modular partitions, all other floor plates are left wide open so the various governmental services can interact seamlessly, allowing the working space to evolve with the users' future needs.
96 pasteur street, beirut, lebanon 1996
Competition winning scheme A flexible office building developed through detailed space planning analysis of the client's current and projected needs on a challenging triangular site. Local stone and high performance clear glass clad the simple and orderly façade. The top management floors are articulated around a three-storey atrium with an open view onto the Port.
cairo, egypt 2008
The residential development is located in Cairo East town, a development bordered by a pedestrian green spine with plots grouped around a central green space. With strategic views to these green spaces, the resulting concept combines modularity and flexibility. Formed from an adaptive repetition of building unit bars of 5.4m x 16m, apartment types are generated from a combination of these bars. The outcome is 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom types ranging from 90 to 350sqm. The flexibility of the bars allows for a horizontal sliding in two directions, which results in a natural extension of interior spaces in one instance or a recessed loggia on the opposite side of the bar. The resulting mass encloses spaces that create internal green courtyards. Bridging passages and extruding kiosks combined with a contemporary translation of the 'mousharrabiyye' characterize modern interpretations of vernacular elements. Double exposure, deep balconies and cross ventilated rooms are all features of these units. Green roofs benefit in recovery of green spaces as well as housing solar tube pergolas.
This is a luxurious residential project located in the new city development named West Town. The site is located within the recently planned Cheikh Zayed City (satellite community lying 38 km from Cairo) on a plot of 24,508 m² with a 40% foot print. The buildings are a mixed combination of different apartment types varying form 1 BDRM studios (90 m²) to large 4 BDRM duplexes (450 m²) providing a variety for different life styles preserving for each tenant the desired environment and intimacy. The layout tries to absorb the irregularity of the plots shape and the high density coverage in a regular rhythm of monolithic objects sliding against each other on a grid leaving a generous provision for public spaces, piazzas, passages and private gardens. A shifted secondary grid lays on top of the previous one allowing for additional monolithic objects of smaller scale to bridge over from one building to another. They create gateways and underpasses to the main piazza and provide a feature on the rooftops. The bridging duplexes benefit from a unique environment of planted roof tops, open views and cross ventilation. The façade of a building forms the interface between the outer environment and the end user. In a desert nature, the skin becomes substantial for survival; the project addresses this with a multi-layered skin composed of an alternation of stone and glass superposed by a layer of sliding frit glass panels. In addition to their aesthetic role, the layers of frit glass panels on the stone and glass facade, enhance solar screening and act as privacy filters for more intimacy.
barcelona, spain 2007
The project site is located on the edge of Barceloneta, a neighborhood in the district of Barcelona with views extending from the North West towards Barcelona city to the open sea. The client required a ground floor restaurant area with apartment units above. A variety of options were derived throughout the process of the facade study. Optimizing views and enhancing a feeling of openness were clearly preferential. This led to the design of a 4m wide clear opening in each apartment allowing a 4m clear unobstructed view including a system of sliding louvered screens. In addition, the flexibility of these screens opened the space up to the outside views and bustle of Barceloneta. The back facade, in contrast, has more humble openings which were derived from the typical proportions of the back street facades in this area. In a scattered irregularity, these proportions have been introduced but in a contemporary variation. Color, typical to these facades, is injected to the underside of the balcony units, in a system of tiling, inspired by elements from Miro art.
bcd, beirut, lebanon 2006
Beirut gate is an 8 plot development project commissioned to 4 international architects. The design brief called for 37 000 m² of built up area distributed over 13 levels (52 m building height), dedicated to retail on the ground floor and high luxury residential units ranging between 200 m² and 350 m² on an exceptional property directly located on the Martyrs square axis. The urban block falls in a restricted urban design area. The building is designed to allow maximum flexibility and multiple residential layouts. The mass of the building is sculpted allowing for terraces, urban gardens and views. The whole is enveloped with an aerated skin creating screens for privacy and for shading control.
The project is located at the edge of the Beirut Central District within walking distance from its main business center, several shopping areas and educational institutions. The challenge was to create an envelope that absorbs the dual character of the site: the dynamic highway movement along its outer edges and the calm Saifi Village setting on the inner side. The project is located on two adjacent plots and is composed of four buildings crossed by public passages running and gardens that connect these two environments.
bcd, beirut, lebanon" year="2004" description="This residential building is divided into two blocks, creating a scale in tune with the texture of the urban context with a piercing view corridor directed from the back piazza towards the sea. The design solution was to create a suspended stone facade set away from the glass, thus protecting the apartments from the sun and acoustic nuisance, while respecting the materials and proportions of the surrounding architecture and complying with the regulation of the area. Most apartments have two opposite orientations allowing in sea views as well as urban views and natural ventilation to take place. A wide range of types combine together every two floors to express the facades apparently random stone cladding. The prime location site sits at the edge of the downtown Beirut conservation area where it meets the new sea front development, and thus the right morphing between traditional and contemporary architectures needed to be found to differentiate the project and give it an elegant presence at this high-visibility corner.
bcd, beirut, lebanon 2004
Located in a fast developing residential area of Beirut's Central District, the lot opens up narrowly to the sea on one side, while keeping a predominantly urban orientation and wrapping around a landscaped courtyard. The scheme is organized into three separate buildings with distinct characters yet unified by a white stone façade and ordered fenestration. One building offers grand residential units with six different orientations each, the next distinctive duplex units offer seven meter ceiling heights and landscaped double height loggias, and the last one, smaller cross ventilated apartments with simple effective layouts. The design promotes a comprehensive selection of apartment types spanning from 200m² to over 700m² with a range of features thought out to enhance urban life in spatially comfortable, bright and serene residential layouts.
Right in the center of the Beirut Central District, this site will house 80 luxury condominiums designed to exact standards. The entire project is conceived as a sustainable pilot development, relying as much as possible on passive energy and securing a wide range of amenities for the residents and the neighborhood as a whole.
faqra, lebanon 2009
Tucked into the steep landscape of the Faqra Resort on the edge of a cliff, this single-family chalets is designed to provide all the comfort and amenities within a relatively compact space.
muscat, oman 2009
On a harsh rocky mountain top in Muscat, this transparent structure is nestled on the edge of a cliff, with a curtain of fine vertical sliding louvers to shield its open living space from the sun whose energy is harnessed through a roof clad in photovoltaic cells. The lower floor disappears in the mountain flank built with the stone found on site, its slit bedroom windows opening to the palm oasis planted below and the rugged mountain range in the background.
cairo, egypt 2009
The site of 5785 m² sits on the highest point of the new development of Allegria. This development is at the strategic crossroads of the Cairo Alexandria Desert Road and the Dasour Road. The site boasts exceptional height over surrounding landscape and on a clear day there are possible views towards Cairo, Giza and the Great Pyramids. Traditionally Egyptian architecture was based on massive structure characterized by thick walls and few openings. This method has been adopted in the architectural concept for the 1000 mA² residence. Predominately occupying the site horizontally, the rooms are orientated to make best use of the cast sense of openness provided by the 18 hole golf course that lies to the west of the site. There are uninterrupted views and vistas from all main spaces in the house. The house has two faces it offers to the world. The first is a muted succession of stone walls with occasional vertical openings, hinting furtively at the private world behind. Entrance to this activity is through the main family wing blocks to the south east and the north western wings housing dining and formal living spaces. Inside the spaces open up using glazed facades, to the gardens on the western side. The concept of massing subdivides the project in to maintained landscaped areas, housing the pool and creates more intimate outdoor spaces. A complete communion between house and nature is accommodated for. The bedrooms and gym are arranged around one of the courtyards enclosing in part the expansive garden. The massing of northern wings form a partial enclosure around an outdoor eating space and reflecting pool. Patios interstitially dotted throughout the house, reinforce the connections between inside and out. The favorable orientation captures the wind that sweeps across the open golf course, allowing spaces to be cross ventilated. The thermal insulation and passive energy devices allow the house to be efficient in its energy consumption.
The site of 5785 m² sits on the highest point of the new development of Allegria. This development is at the strategic crossroads of the Cairo Alexandria Desert Road and the Dasour Road. The site boasts exceptional height over surrounding landscape and on a clear day there are possible views towards Cairo, Giza and the Great Pyramids. Traditionally Egyptian architecture was based on massive structures characterized by thick walls and few openings. This method has been adopted in the architectural concept for the 1000 mi¿½ residence. The site is predominately occupied horizontally in which rooms are oriented to make best use of the cast sense of openness provided by the 18 hole golf course that lies to the west of the site. There are uninterrupted views and vistas from all main spaces in the house. The house has two faces it offers to the world. The first is a muted succession of stone walls with occasional vertical openings, hinting furtively at the private world behind. Entrance to this activity is through the main family wing blocks to the south east and the north western wings housing dining and formal living spaces. Inside the spaces open up via glazed facades onto the gardens on the western side. The massing concept subdivides the project into maintained landscaped areas that house the pool and creates more intimate outdoor spaces. A complete communion between house and nature is accommodated for. The bedrooms and gym are arranged around one of the courtyards enclosing in part the expansive garden. The massing of northern wings form a partial enclosure around an outdoor eating space and reflecting pool. Patios interstitially dotted throughout the house, reinforce the connections between inside and out. The favorable orientation captures the wind that sweeps across the open golf course, allowing spaces to be cross ventilated. The thermal insulation and passive energy devices allow the house to be efficient in its energy consumption.
dubai, uae 2007
A large and muted desert house laid out around lush inner courtyards and inserted in the bare sand dunes of Dubai’s suburbs. Roofs are landscaped with indigenous species and the sunlight is filtered through intricate stone lattices that keep most of the heat out. One enters from above and descends using the stepped terraces to the lower living level where a palm tree grove shades the pool and most of the garden.
adma, lebanon 2006
The house is located on a 1050 m2 parcel on the Maamltein cliff with a spectacular open sea view of the Jounieh bay. The program consists of a family main residence that functions both as private (family spaces) and public (social gathering). Due to the density of the program the volume was limited to a compact figure that would occupy only the third of the land, allowing simultaneously for terraces, a garden and a no-edge pool that extends horizontally at the edge, creating an "infinity" effect with the sea. The volume consists of a cube punctuated with elements such as suspended gardens and corner openings creating a series of different landscape frames with variable situations. Carved out of the building bulk at the south-east is a double height patio that intensifies the spatial experience of the view, then at the north-west along different levels a triple-volume louvered patio creates a link between the family bedrooms yet maintains privacy. The master bedroom occupies the entire top floor acting as a luxurious suite with flexibility between the sleeping area and the bathroom that both extend to a cover/open terrace and a plunge pool on the roof.
bois de boulogne, lebanon 2005
50 years ago the grandfather, having made his fortune in Africa, returns home and builds a mansion in the woody hills of Mount Lebanon.The Lebanese civil war(1975 to 1991) takes place and the house is occupied by intelligence forces until 2005 that leave behind gory memories on its walls.Two generations later, after peace is restored, the grandson returns and reclaims the bruised property, where in the early battles he had lost his brother. The new project empties the old mansion of all its walls and roof, leaving only the envelope. In an attempt to cleanse the tragic history of the house, nature regains its rights by growing climbers and plants all over its shell. It is then invaded by a new guest that spreads its rusty body into the forest without touching any tree, while a chapel is built in its memory.
kemer country, turkey 2005
The house is located on a 6700 m2 parcel in the Kemer Country, Turkey. The proposed design is fully integrated in the site, due to its low height and position in its context, virtually extending the Kemer park grounds by its stepped landscaped site. The design relates to the essence of Turkish architecture that is at the same time environmentally conscious; the different courtyards induce natural ventilation and daylight inside the house, providing acoustic and visual privacy to its inhabitants.
rabieh, lebanon 2003
A large and comfortable family residence located on a relatively sloped site. The design responds to the client needs reflected through a provision of substantially open spaces, intercepted by flexible partitions and the creation of panoramic vistas towards the sea. The project is particular in its ecological aspect where the house is split by a green spine, extended from the surrounding garden and into the house.
ramlet el baida, beirut, lebanon 2003
The project is a remodeling of an existing 11-storey building for use as the owner's private residence in a prime Beirut neighborhood. The functions in this very exclusive house are layered in different levels: staff quarters at first floor, water world at second floor, guest apartments at the third floor, children and parents suite from fourth to sixth floor, reception areas at 7 and 8th floor, all topped by a pool house and a landscaped terrace. Double and triple height gardens opens onto the main facade, creating visual links and recapturing the spirit of a private vertical residence.
aleppo, syria 2001
In a dense suburban environment, this house follows the local typology: pure and geometrical spaces are articulated around a central patio. With its cruciform plan, the central space becomes the heart of the building generating cross ventilation and saving on air-conditioning, heating and energy in general. The residence is independently enclosed and has its own private landscaped garden, a small eden away from the activities of the citt.
faqra, lebanon 2001
Tucked into the steep landscape of the Faqra Resort on the edge of a cliff, these two single-family chalets are designed to provide all the comfort and amenities within a relatively compact space. Access is gained from the planted roof at street level. The inner house is free of structure and uses timber portioning throughout. Each house is framed on one side by an intelligent wall that carries all the accessible technical conduits and natural ventilation shafts, while on the other sides, it opens up to the spectacular views of the valley and the Mediterranean beyond.
dahr el sawan, lebanon 2000
The site of 11 000m2 sits on a sumptuous pine-covered hilltop, 1200m above sea-level commanding extraordinary vistas in all directions. A sweeping arched retaining wall holds back the hilltop, allowing a series of orthogonal local sandstone walls to spring out from the land. From the highest point of the hill, they read as archaeological traces of a timeless structure sunk in a field of indigenous flora. Horizontal planes of cross-cut travertine slabs, cool reflecting water ponds, and cantilevered canopies intersect the walls in dialogue with the slope, generating the living spaces of the house. Careful orientation and sun shading, fifth-facade planted roofs, crawling greenery and obsessive attention to proportion help the house sink considerately into the hill and respect its ecology. Effectively, the house has two faces it offers to the world. The first is a mute succession of stone walls with occasional vertical slits and trees peeking from behind, hinting furtively at the private world beyond. Passing through these first layers of filters, one goes through a succession of quiet spaces, mirrored by shallow reflecting pools and open to the sky, but already shielded from the hills around. The second face is more private, yet fully glazed to allow a complete communion between house and nature: the bedrooms open to the views on the upper floor; the gym, pool house, service and playrooms are arranged around the courtyards of the semi-enclosed basement. All are cross ventilated capturing the sea breeze rising from the valley. From within, the views framing the pine woods and the valleys beyond are gradually unveiled and broadened, eventually opening fully to great vistas on the sea.
yarze, lebanon 1996
Based on a 16m x 16m plan and taking advantage of a central hall and patio above, in the Mediterranean house tradition, the plan is oriented to the south with careful thought given to the cross ventilation and the valley rising winds. A mobile sun-shading tensile fabric in the Andalousian spirit covers the deck at first floor level; the courtyard becomes an indoor-outdoor living room with a teak deck and potted orange trees. A system of inclined thick double walls (1 meter at the bottom) that taper as they go up, houses all the technical networks of the building. There are no ducts, pipes, electrical conduits, data, air conditioning, heating or any technical element outside these walls, leaving the plan of the house completely free and allowing maximum flexibility for its owners. The structure is placed within these walls, freeing the space as well from all load bearing elements. The favorable orientation, thermal insulation and use of passive energy devices allow the house to be completely free of the need of air conditioning and to use very little heating throughout the year.
Maus Haus, is a design company based in Beirut, the brainchild of husband and wife team, artist Ana Corbero’, and architect Nabil Gholam. Maus Haus started in 2002 and to date has produced bespoke furniture, lighting, home and body accessories, as well as an all-inclusive home design concept ‘House in a Box’ for busy execs, which was shipped to a loft in Soho, New York. Obegi Better Home in the Middle East and Word-stock .com in the U.S., as well as their flagship store in Beirut and their showroom in Barcelona sell its products
paris, france 2000
When Patchi decided to expand to Europe, NGA was hired at the outcome of a design competition in order to define a completely new image for the brand. The challenge was to implement out of Beirut an innovative concept with a strong identity. It would have to help define and promote the Patchi line in the sophisticated world of European retail. Light, geometry and a sensuous feel were central to the concept. Three materials were used throughout: translucent alabaster marble, oxidized steel and iroko timber. The suspended paneled skin of Spanish Alabaster is backlit with fiber optics, its smooth glow contrasting with the grain of the steel. Both materials contribute to frame and light the pieces that are displayed, subtly enhancing their reflective or transparent properties. The passage of time is punctuated and symbolically color-coded by the changing hues of the luminescent alabaster. All showcase units are flexible and modular whereby they can easily transform into additional storage space or into further display depending on the specific needs of a given store. The design is sturdy, economical and easy to implement, relying mainly on a welded and bolted steel framework.
london, united kingdom 1999
The first one in a series of shops for major European cities, the London shop embodies the essential values of this luxury items Middle East retailer. When Patchi decided to expand to Europe, NGA was hired at the outcome of a design competition in order to define a totally new image for the brand. The challenge was to implement out of Beirut an innovative concept with a strong identity. It would have to help define and promote the Patchi line in the sophisticated world of European retail. Light, geometry and a sensuous feel were central to the concept. Three materials were used throughout: translucent alabaster marble, oxidized steel and iroko timber. The suspended paneled skin of Spanish Alabaster is backlit with fiber optics, its smooth glow contrasting the grain of the steel. Both materials contribute to frame and light the pieces that are displayed, subtly enhancing their reflective or transparent properties. The passage of time is punctuated and symbolically color-coded by the changing hues of the luminescent alabaster. All showcase units are flexible and modular in that they can easily transform into additional storage space or into further display, depending on the specific needs of a given store. The design is sturdy, economical and easy to implement, relying mainly on a welded and bolted steel framework.
dubai, uae 1999
The project is a competition winning scheme for a mixed use (residential and commercial) scheme, comprised of twin towers on a podium base. The project included the design of the Residential and Central Lobby. Several schemes were developed, each having its own materials, style and atmosphere while nevertheless maintaining the functionality and the spirit of the Oriental mood.
amsterdam, netherlands 1997 to 1998
The project consisted of a loft conversion on the top floor of an old school near a quiet canal in the heart of Amsterdam. The program consisted of designing a home for two, with one shared bedroom and bathroom, two office spaces and a guest bedroom and bathroom. The whole house was specifically designed to allow full and easy wheel chair access to every space and function. Although the loft was to be as open and airy as possible, it had also to insure warmth and intimacy, reflecting the character of its gregarious yet private owners. The scheme was to divide the space; lightly with partial screens: low, transparent or incomplete obstacles to the interior views. The ceiling and the windows runs seamlessly through the entire loft providing light and a sense of continuity to smaller pockets of protected spaces. Bright colors were used to further define the different zones. The void below the stairs leading to the roof garden was designed to become a large storage unit, creating a needed partition that is at once useful and sculptural. This solution is also a reference to the Owner’s oriental roots and culture.
Humane Evolutionary Efficient Lasting Real Architecture is a human endeavor. We are a people-focused architectural and planning practice where each project is important for not what we can build but the lives that it facilitates. Aware of our role as catalysts, our design process prioritizes the needs of the clients while integrating the broader social and environmental impact of the project today and tomorrow. Throughout the phases of design, the firm explores the physical and intangible qualities of each location, balanced with technique, aesthetics and community, realizing distinctive and timeless environments. Optimizing living, engendering character and organizing ecological and functional efficiencies are qualities valued in our architecture and planning practice. Throughout our work of the past years we have also learned that the subtle qualities of each project, sometimes physical, sometime symbolic, most often complex reflective combinations of both require what we can broadly describe as a humanistic approach. In this way our designs offer buildings as simple and condensed distillations of the realities of the building program, site and inhabitants. Our efforts have continuously strived to improve the quality of people's lives by being aware of how and where they live in the dimensions of time and space.
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Landmark projects: practical effects on real estate Business Opportunities in Lebanon</font> 2005 Lebanon, year III, Dbayeh, Lebanon
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