Villa Olympea (House) by Joy Alexandre Harb
2017 - 2018, Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Winner
While i first visited the site, i was amazed by the beauty of the mountain, and i wanted the have the least intervention possible. This is when we decided to embed the structure into the mountain and keep the surroundings as is.
Embedded within the topography, the composition is formed of 2 L-shaped structures interacting on the ground floor, creating an internal green patio that can be visible from anywhere in the house. Because of this, there are no corridors in the house. A Cedar tree, the emblem of Lebanon, have been placed in the internal patio, being the heart of the project.
Design Challenges
The hardest part was to execute the project with having minimum impact on the existing land
Production Technology
the house was covered in natural stone, low emission glass, mixed with black steel for the pergolas and fireplaces
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