AKK Architects Are Renovating a 19th Century Ottoman Mansion in Beirut

It’s all the time nice to listen to outdated Beirut homes being renovated, somewhat than being demolished and changed by skyscrapers. Beirut-based Annabel Karim Kassar (AKK) Architects, which is based by Annabel Karim Kassar, has launched the restoration of a 19th century Ottoman mansion in Gemmayze’s Rue Gouraud road.

The methodology of the venture’s design and renovation will likely be shared with the general public in a brief exhibition contained in the mansion throughout Beirut Design Week, which is going down between Might 19 and Might 26. The renovation needs to be accomplished inside two years and the brand new house will “be introduced with an authentic tackle fashionable dwelling, with rooms organized and furnished in a recent means”. Quoting Kassar “It is very important me that we present not solely the fantastic thing about the historic structure, however how properly it might probably exist alongside our fashionable lives.”

You’ll be able to learn extra about this venture on [DesignMENA].

Photograph Credit: Colombe Clier

And right here’s a short description of the venture taken from Annabel Karim Kassar’s web site:

Constructed for a distinguished Lebanese household within the remaining many years of the Ottoman Empire. Organized over three flooring, the property has 750m2 flooring house, with an enclosed 700m2 backyard to the rear. In-built 1870, the bottom flooring is comprised of open-fronted outlets, which might historically have been rented out to retailers, with the household residing within the two spacious tales overlooking the road and gardens beneath.

Constructing will start in April 2017, with deliberate completion in two years. With Kassar as principal architect, AKK Architects (Rabih Zeidan, lead architect; Violaine Jeantet, inside designer; Nehmat Alameh, senior architect; and Mustapha Hijazi architect in command of lighting) has additionally commissioned a crew of specialists to work on the restoration venture.

Photograph Credit: Colombe Clier
Photograph Credit: Colombe Clier

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