Located on the 20th floor of a Beiruti tower, the apartment benefits from a spectacular exposure to light and view. Maybe too much of an exposure, so much light that it demands a darkening.
▼空间概览，overall view of the space ©Marwan Harmouche
Combined with a certain affinity for modernity and the purity of its lines, clear architectural references – Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Eileen Grey… find their way as the necessary accents in primary color of an otherwise neutral background.
▼客厅-现代主义的亲和力与线条的纯粹性相结合，living room- combined with a certain affinity for modernity and the purity of its lines ©Marwan Harmouche
▼各个角落具有良好的景观朝向，all corners have good landscape orientation ©Marwan Harmouche
The consistent grey cement palette on floor and walls is only contradicted by the lightness of a natural wood ceiling where a Calder-like ‘mobile’ serves as a decorative light accent. Dark corridor and apartment entrance serve as ‘blind transitions’ while the multi-guest bedroom doubles as a yoga space and home office.
▼地面和墙壁上的灰色水泥色调与天然木制天花的轻盈感形成鲜明对比，the consistent grey cement palette on floor and walls is only contradicted by the lightness of a natural wood ceiling ©Marwan Harmouche
▼从阳台望向餐厅，view to the kitchen from balcony ©Marwan Harmouche
▼餐厅，dining room ©Marwan Harmouche
▼餐桌上方悬挂考尔德式挂饰 ©Marwan Harmouche
Calder-like mobile hanging above dining table
▼办公室/瑜伽室，office/yoga room ©Marwan Harmouche
▼卧室，bedroom ©Marwan Harmouche
When Beirut eventually overlays itself in this modernist Mondrian-like collage, it is once again its moving shadows that activate all perspectives of this multi-layered city: north towards the port, south and east towards the mountains and west towards the central district.
▼平面图，plan ©Karim Nader Studio
Karim Nader Studio
Project design team
Karim Nader with Yasmina Baladi, Elie
Christian Naameh, Bassel Sleem
rebuilt in 2021 after explosion