GLASS PAVILION

SAIFI, LEBANON - ABORTED 2010
Built on juxtaposed fleeting memories of an Ashrafieh living, the glass pavilion is, A garden around a glass house... A garden inside a glass house... A textured ethereal roof, like the white lace curtains of heritage houses... A gently curving roof, reminiscing the passage of the French and their ornamental subway entrances... A wooden sundeck, continuous from inside out to maximize the exposure to the mediterrean weather, always clement and inviting... Inside, the only colored element: a yellow marble wall, thin as a stage set, standing below the roof and not even touching... A yellow marble wall on a yellow building, a green roof on a building with shutters painted green... A dematerialized glass pavilion for a new Ashrafieh Read More

Built on juxtaposed fleeting memories of an Ashrafieh living, the glass pavilion is,

A garden around a glass house…
A garden inside a glass house…
A textured ethereal roof, like the white lace curtains of heritage houses…
A gently curving roof, reminiscing the passage of the French and their ornamental subway entrances…
A wooden sundeck, continuous from inside out to maximize the exposure to the mediterrean weather, always clement and inviting…

Inside, the only colored element: a yellow marble wall, thin as a stage set, standing below the roof and not even touching…

A yellow marble wall on a yellow building, a green roof on a building with shutters painted green… A dematerialized glass pavilion for a new Ashrafieh living.

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