i-SKI, a modern chalet in the Mount-Lebanon, by Accent Design Group

Sitting on a prominent site with scenic views of the Mount-Lebanon range all the way down to the sea, this project combines a vernacular look associated with traditional chalets in the mountain regions in the area, with a contemporary treatment of facades and internal spaces, offering a combination of 6 duplexes varying in sizes from 110m2 to 135m2, contained within 3 main units. The circulation space acts as the main divider between the 3 units, enveloped by a skin of wooden louvers that doubles as a screen hiding the openings behind it.

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The internal circulation alternates at some levels, shifting to the external façade on the lateral sides, creating an expressive element that exposes the internal movement to the outside. This operation also frees the internal spaces and allows for a more flexible interior layout.

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The complex is situated in the town of Kfardebian in Mount Lebanon, at an altitude of 1800 m, close to both ski resorts of Faqra and Faraya. The use of various materials such as wood, slate and concrete on the façade gives it a warmer character, and allows it to blend in within its natural environment.

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ACCENT DESIGN GROUP S.A.L is a practice established in Beirut-Lebanon since 2006. It is headed by Elie Abs [AA graduate, 2000], Souhail Kayali [AUB graduate, 1984] and offers design consultancy services in the Arab region, from Urban Planning to Architectural Design, Interior Design and Property Development.

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The design team of ACCENTDG includes several professional members with specialization and expertise in architecture, interior design and project management. ACCENTDG’s design methodology relies on experimentation and research as a basis for the development of appropriate design solutions. Our aim is to explore new ideas in design for all types of functions, from institutional to entertainment and touristic projects, individual residences, office buildings and other types, and to deliver solutions that strike the right balance between budget limitations and quality design. Our vision for design does not subscribe to any preset criteria or models, but relies on a creative exploration of different possibilities within the selected context.

Architects: ACCENT DESIGN GROUP

Location: Kfardebian, Lebanon

Lead Architect: Elie ABS

Design Team: Charbel Karam, Elie Mattar, Rita Tedy

Client: OMBA

Area: 1,100 sqm

Year: 2012

Photographs: Courtesy of ACCENT DESIGN GROUP

Text: ArchDaily

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