Jiyeh Villa by Accent DG
Accent DG studio have designed a private and contemporary oasis. Project name is Jiyeh Villa and it's located in Jiyeh, Lebanon. View more of the house after the jump:
From the Architects:
This house is situated on the coastal beachtown of Jiyeh, south from Beirut. It can be described as an arrangement of four volumes, which are layered in a way to create a rhythmic composition. The alternating elements further invite the landscape to filter into the house, creating private courtyards for the residents. Each one of the four volumes functions separately, while their overall composition creates transitions between the public and private spaces of the project.
The sloping topography of the site invited the creation of cantilevered platforms over rectangular box shapes. The sloping landscape was playfully manipulated to embrace the villa, offering privacy from the neighboring buildings, as well as allowing access to the cantilevering terrace. The accessible terrace platform is a projection of the landscape beneath it. A thick, yet porous, U-shaped wall wraps around the land opening the view towards the sea. The façade of the building that looks onto the sea is completely transparent, while the side facades only provide glimpses of the exterior through perforations in the walls that recall traditional architecture in hot climates.
Project: Jiyeh Villa
Designed by Accent DG
Lead Architect: Elie Abs
Project Team: Mira Alassaad, Roxanne Djaiji, Aline Fadous, Luana Mahfouz, Elie Mattar, Farah Nasri, Hassan Nassar
MEP Consultant: Wissam Tawil & associates
Structural Consultant: Jamil Toufic
Client: Ibrahim Barraj, Esq.
Photography: Mansour Dib
Area: 700 sqm
Location: Jiyeh, Lebanon