House in the hills, Beirut | Projects Untitled

Beirut and Paris based Projects Untitled designed a minimalist apartment in the surroundings of Beirut, Lebanon.

Photography © Marwan Harmouche


A sculptural concrete staircase brings character and spirit to this four story house in the hills overlooking Beirut. The staircase-the central feature of the residence - leads all the way up to a magnificent terrace overlooking the urban seascape. Spirituality and openness welcomes the visitor - inviting him to make him or herself comfortable, and step inside.

The project is ambitious. The client though, favors the recourse to minimalist features and ‘no-frills’ aesthetics. Accordingly, the design capitalizes on the use of simple devices and raw materials. Casted concrete, black metal, African & dark wood and textured whites bring serenitude, warmth, and joy to the ensemble. Finally, special attention is payed to both visual and sound ambiances - the careful framing of window views, for instance, or the insertion of an integrated hi-fi system than spans the residence throughout.

Source: Projects Untitled