Project Name: Y House, South of Lebanon
Architectural Group: BAD. Built by Associative Data
Architects/Designers Name: Ali Basbous, Roland Bosbach, Josep Alcover, Ji Won Jun, Noor Hajj
Project Completion Year: 2020
Project Type: Residential
Image Courtesy: BAD. Built by Associative Data
Y House is a mountaintop villa located in a village in South Lebanon. The site affords 360’ panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and greenery.
To maximize its exposure to the views, the house spreads its program over three wings, each one blending with the beautiful surrounding. All parts of the house revolve around a central hall, which serves as a vertical hub and entrance to the project.
One arm containing the living areas cantilevers over the road highlighting the entrance zone. The remaining arms sit firmly on the ground. One contains sleeping areas respecting the privacy of its residents and exposes them to the private garden/forest.
The other contains recreational areas, pool, and sports facilities. The three volumes offer a panoramic view of the surrounding, and frame it differently, accentuating the beauty of the site. The corten steel skin allows the house to blend with the natural entourage, naturally landscaped by local trees and rocks.
This natural mix is complemented by a water pond adding a mystic effect to the serenity of the project.