GAF FACTORY SHOWROOM

NAHR IBRAHIM, LEBANON - COMPLETED 2017
The project consists of two V-shaped volumes (factory to the west and stone slab display to the east) with the showroom centrally located between both wings. Facing the south orientation, the main elevation of the showroom boasts a double-skin facade composed of transparent glazing and an outer screen of marble louvers mechanically fixed to a steel skeleton. In addition to the environmental benefits, the in-between space of the double-skin acts as an informal balcony to the administrative offices behind it. Notwithstanding the 3D textured stone wall featured in the ground floor reception hall, an industrial and minimalistic material palette (exposed wiring and AC ducting, cast in-situ concrete floors)provides a neutral background for the exhibition of the stone samples treated as works of art within a Read More

The project consists of two V-shaped volumes (factory to the west and stone slab display to the east) with the showroom centrally located between both wings. Facing the south orientation, the main elevation of the showroom boasts a double-skin facade composed of transparent glazing and an outer screen of marble louvers mechanically fixed to a steel skeleton. In addition to the environmental benefits, the in-between space of the double-skin acts as an informal balcony to the administrative offices behind it.
Notwithstanding the 3D textured stone wall featured in the ground floor reception hall, an industrial and minimalistic material palette (exposed wiring and AC ducting, cast in-situ concrete floors)provides a neutral background for the exhibition of the stone samples treated as works of art within a museum.

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