OPA announces casa brutale to be constructed in lebanon
(above) second entrance from the underground parking, via an elevator and a glass corridor
all images courtesy of OPA open platform for architecture
OPA open platform for architecture has announced that soon they will begin with the construction of ‘casa brutale’ in beirut, lebanon. the house is the debut, cutting-edge project of OPA, officially released in july 2015, which became instantly viral after its publication on designboom here, and was shared by numerous media and design platforms worldwide. designed for the people that want to live literally and figuratively on the edge, ‘casa brutale’ was deemed to be a house suitable for james bond and received feedback both applauding the design and questioning the implementation of its construction.
the selected site for ‘casa brutale’ located at an altitude of ~1600m
‘casa brutale’ will be built on the exclusive faqra mountain outside beirut, at an altitude of 1600 meters, more specifically, 150 meters below the peak. the cliff residence has grown since the first concept and it is now 270 square meters (it used to be 180sqm) with an estimated project budget of 2.5million USD. It can now accommodate up to six people and has an underground parking of up to three cars.
the view that will be framed through the glass façade
the global consulting company ARUP was selected to lead the engineering implementation of the project. the challenging and exciting task is conducted by their team in amsterdam in collaboration with the architectural office OPA and the local lebanese office SAA (sarkis azadian architects).
the interior space has grown and resulting in a more spacious and exclusive house
a mezzanine and a second bedroom was added, plus an integrated underground parking for up to three cars
an inclined entrance to the parking and the skylights penetrate the ground
the interior went from 180sqm to 270sqm
edited by: juliana neira | designboom