PROJECT: SC Villa
ARCHITECT: YTAA Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates.
LOCATION: Akoura, Lebanon
DESCRIPTION: Up in the mountains at an altitude of 1200 meters, this house perched on a cliff edge came about as the result of a special request of a client seeking both distance from and a break with the city.Dressed in local stone mounted upon concrete walls, the SC house was approached as a dislocation, its outer skin torn from the mountain it seems to resemble.
Only the facade overlooking the drop is entirely open. Inside, the sensation of looking upward is emphasized, only surrounding peaks are framed by the view, erasing all visual connection with the ground.
Photo by Leva Saudargaite.
06 / 07 / 2016
THE WEDNESDAY WINDOW TALE
joseph had to climb that stair for several years. the building was quite recent, there were elevators inside, but he had always been afraid of them. that building was weird to him, he wished he was an architect: he never understood those windows. he thought it was unfair some got to have the big ones and some the very small ones. maybe he was complaining because he had a tiny one, he realized he was complaining not because the window was too small, but because there were bigger ones. he had never felt the feeling of jealousy before.