paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
 

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden

paul kaloustian architect has designed the ‘midori’ residential complex on a corner lot in beirut. the proposed building is modeled on the shape of the ziggurat and the stepped design allows the integration of planters with metal mesh panels. the design was primary driven by a desire to create a ‘tree building’ facing one of the very few forested areas in beirut. the scheme borrows many aspects of the local mediterranean lifestyle and architecture, with spaces bathed with natural light, sunbreakers and vegetation.

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
street view, all images courtesy of paul kaloustian architect

 

 

dominating the skyline, the design by the architect features floor to ceiling façades where divisions between interior and exterior are blurred. imagined as a vertical garden, a generous variety of vegetation and trees are positioned throughout the residential units. the building offers a comfortable and livable environment with diverse spatial configurations, orientations and sizes ranging from small units with one bedroom to larger units with 3 bedrooms.

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
corner view

 

 

the 50m high building is a vertical landscape offering a new alternative to the existing buildings in beirut. at midori, living at the heart of the city is combined by enjoying impressive views of the hippodrome, the mountains and the city. from these peaceful spaces, residents are invited to enjoy the immediate neighborhood with leisure facilities, schools and museums allowing comfort and convenience. other facilities are provided within the building’s ground floor such as a drive through entrance, a kids playground as well as a gym while enjoying the unique landscape and water feature.

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
hippodrome view

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden

day close-up view

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
night close-up view

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
building lobby

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
building lobby

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
apartment interior view

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
floor plan

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden

location plan

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
model

paul kaloustian architect envisions residential project in beirut as vertical garden
model

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘midori’

architect: paul kaloustian architect

client: farah khayat

location: badaro, beirut

built-up area: 5400 m2

date of completion: 2019

structure: nabil hennaoui

electro-mechanical: mangassarian

team: nathalie fatte, viken khatcherian, giulia brembilla, lara assaker, christian melkane, tala karam, andrea mouradides, karl viranian, hiba itani

renders: carl gerges

 

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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