Partner in Charge: Youssef Mallat
Architect in Charge: Joy Traboulsi
Project Description:
Intended as a modern take on a classic Swiss chalet, traditional Swiss engineering was utilized to construct this villa in the mountains of Faqra.

The architects’ prime goal was to accentuate the view while upgrading the present structure. After reworking an existing concrete ground floor, they conceived the chalet’s upper level as two intersecting wooden tubes. The principle tube contains a reception area and suspended master bedroom. While this tube highlights the chalet’s primary view, a secondary tube contains a dining room and connects to a large existing terrace on the ground floor, revealing the secondary view.

A minimalist approach to the chalet’s interior and detail gives the home a contemporary character, while timeless Swiss methods provide an authentic balance.
Timber construction: Gex-Fabry, Swiss
Structural consultant: B.E.T. Rodolphe Mattar
Mechanical consultant: Roger Kazopoulo
Electrical consultant: Gilbert Tambourgi
Photos: Greg Demarque
Location:  Faqra
Project area:  275m2
Year:  2010-2011
Project status:  Completed