Beirut Terraces by Herzog & de Meuron
March 12, 2018 - Lebanon
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed this 119-metre apartment tower which overlooks Beirut's marina.
The Beirut Terraces tower is made up of irregularly sized floor slabs that give it an indefinite outline […] Five modular floors are repeated in different combinations to create the staggered arrangement. The white slabs overhang the double-glazed walls by at least 60 centimetres to provide shade and to create terraces.
Various perforations in the overhangs expose areas of the terraces to the sun, while others are cast in shadow. White columns located in the corners of the tower support the overhangs, while glazed balustrades run around the edges.
Pot plants and trees add touches of greenery to the otherwise white block, which is envisioned as a vertical boulevard. The planting also serves as a screen, to ensure a degree of privacy for the glazed living areas while still permitting views out to sea.
"The moderate climate of Beirut is undoubtedly one of the city's greatest assets it makes outdoor living an integral part of Beirut's urban culture," said the architects.
Source : Dezeen.com
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