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The House with Two Lives / nabil gholam architects

The house is set in a beautiful site surrounded by a pine forest near the Lebanese mountain village of Bois de Boulogne and comes with a wide range of complications. Firstly, it already had the remains of a house on it. Though of limited architectural interest, the house had been one of the first modern homes built in the resort in the 1930?s and originally belonged to the current owner?s grandfather. Fought over at the outset of Lebanon?s wars ? the town straddled an important frontline ? it had developed a bloody reputation. Damaged by gunfire and shelling, it had been occupied by the assorted military and militia forces and was used for 28 years as a torture and detention center.  We were facing a house with its splendor past buried in memory.

© Joe Kesrouani

Architects: nabil gholam architects
Location: Gh?bat B?l?ny?, Lebanon

Lead Architects: Nabil Gholam

Area: 2000.0 m2

Project Year: 2017

Photographs: Joe Kesrouani, Geraldine Bruneel, Richard Saad, Nabil Gholam

Structural Design: Serhal Consulting Office

Electro Mechanical Design: Pierre Dammous & Partners

Landscape Design: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture

Steel Works Shutters: ACID - NAFCO

3 Floors Main House Area: 2000 m2

Annex And Guard House Area: 850 m2

Land Area: 40000 m2

© Geraldine Bruneel

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Source: Archdaily