Clouds Private Villas
Faqra, Lebanon
This speculative development of a 16,500 m2 plot into 11 exclusive mountain homes with gardens at an altitude of 1700 meters in the mountains of Lebanon called for the creation of a straightforward but high density program in challenging terrain. Taking his cues from the terracing that has been used to adapt sloping sites for agricultural use for centuries in this region, the architect distributed the homes across three levels, in parallel but staggered rows, endowing each villa with clear views over the hills. The restraint shown in developing the site meant fewer homes were constructed but they are of a higher standard than would originally have been possible.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Faqra, Lebanon
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Completed 2010
Dimensions
15,100 m²
Variant Names
Clouds Private Villas
Building Usages
house
residential
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee