Villa in south Lebanon by BAD. features branching typology with corten steel facade
International design and architecture practice Built by Associative Data (BAD.) has designed a star-shaped villa with a central nucleus in the south of Lebanon, surrounded by a natural landscape.
Y-House is set upon a smooth topography that offers 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. The structure is spread across three volumes which allows it to blend smoothly its surroundings.
All parts of the residential complex spreads across a central hall which serves as the entrance to the overall building. One arm of the villa, containing the living areas, cantilevers over the road in order to highlight the entrance zone. The remaining arms sit firmly on the ground.
One branch contains the sleeping areas and is exposed towards a private garden to respect the privacy of the residents, while the other contains recreational areas, pool and sport facilities.
The three volumes offer panoramic views of the surroundings with each arm framing the landscape differently, accentuating the beauty of the site.
The Corten steel skin allows the house to blend with the natural landscape that features local trees and rocks.
This natural combination is also complemented by a pond that adds a sense of serenity to the overall project.
BAD. is a young practice with several offices in Barcelona, Dublin , and Beirut.