This weekend house is located in a village called Thoum in Batroun, North of Lebanon and is about 120 m above sea level. It consists of a private family house (area= 80 square meters) and a guard's house (area= 95 square meters) located within a master plan (site= 7,000 sqm) which design and construction would be divided into two phases to allow for future expansion not exceeding 300 m2.
The project footprint is minimized and considered in a way not to hinder the existing biodiversity; furthermore, our intention is to set an exemplary residential project in Lebanon in terms of sustainable architecture, use of renewable energy resources, and water efficiency; consequently, promoting a symbiotic relationship between people and aspects of the built environment.
We are working with environmental consultants Eco Consulting, as well as with electromechanical engineering company OPUS specialized in sustainable solutions. IBSAR, a local association, will be mapping the existing vegetation to assess its environmental value and help us determine which other species to introduce that have a low water consumption and would increase biodiversity on site.
We are now in the process of determining best practices for sensible construction and appropriate building materials, energy generation and most importantly water conservation and reuse given the limitations of these materials and appropriate legislation in Lebanon.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Batroûn, LB