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Aarbanie Montanas

Residential Residential

Aarbanie Montanas

Type:  Residential
Client: Montana's
Collaborator: Elie Andraos
Location: Arbanieh, Lebanon
Size: 30 000 m2
Year: 2016
Status: Idea

Lead Architect: Alexandre ZEIN
Co-Architect: Elie Andraos
Design Team: Rami El Khoury, Elia Imad, Laura Matar, Maroun Allam

Aarbanieh Montanas
Aarbanieh Montanas
Aarbanieh Montanas
Aarbanieh Montanas
Aarbanieh Montanas
Aarbanieh Montanas

Surrounded by a spectacular scenery, this incredible area has views to the mountains and partly to the Mediterranean Sea. The idea of this project is to create private housing units in one community. Although, the challenge in such huge scale is the sloppy topography and the extensive presence of trees. Thus, the question remains: How can we interfere in such topography to create a built environment without harming nature? In 300 000 sq m land, selections were made in particular zones where we can build with nature in a way that it will become part of the structural body. Building a sustainable and energy-efficient architecture is not necessarily synonymous with wood. The sustainable developed with the building process, including its materials. Consequently, the project is the choice of articulating a home in the density of implanting 100 housing units. The integration into the site is two wills of dialogue with the slope which give answers to various programmatic typologies.