Project Description
From the scale of a room to that of a building facade, architectural surfaces come as a response to reconcile formal, organizational, and performative constraints. In each case, they define space and construct relationships which negotiate function, spatial perception, transition and building systems.

In Mount Lebanon Hospital, the surface becomes a second skin that redefines the verticality of the existing façade. Design starts by imagining a layer / skin covering the elevations.  this layer is divided following the geometry of the existing elevation , then substracted at the location of  the windows and openings , finally, eedging to espouse the relief of existing protusions .

The skin is then deformed to adapt to the elevation’s topology. Vertical elements’ spacing define variable densities and transparancies for the skin, as dictated by existing program and openings.

Project Data
Program
Mount Lebanon Hospital
Program
facade system
Location
Beirut, Lebanon
Status
Aborted
Year
2017
Credits
Team
Boulos Doueihy, Samir Bitar
Description
From the scale of a room to that of a building facade, architectural surfaces come as a response to reconcile formal, organizational, and performative constraints. In each case, they define space and construct relationships which negotiate function, spatial perception, transition and building systems.

In Mount Lebanon Hospital, the surface becomes a second skin that redefines the verticality of the existing façade. Design starts by imagining a layer / skin covering the elevations.  this layer is divided following the geometry of the existing elevation , then substracted at the location of  the windows and openings , finally, eedging to espouse the relief of existing protusions .

The skin is then deformed to adapt to the elevation’s topology. Vertical elements’ spacing define variable densities and transparancies for the skin, as dictated by existing program and openings.

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