A Lebanese Perspective: Houses and Other Work by Simone Kosremelli
For the past 30 years, Simone Kosremelli has produced an architecture known for its character and its outstanding quality. Volumetrically complex internally and visually coherent externally, her work is rooted in the Lebanese vernacular but it is not constrained by the past. Rather, her designs incorporate vernacular elements in modern arrangements, encouraging the natural continuation of a local architectural vocabulary and the preservation of time-honoured building techniques.
Kosremelli also designs simple yet carefully detailed interiors that combine hints of the past with modern materials for a contemporary outlook. This, the first monograph devoted to her firm's work, offers a beautifully illustrated tour through a selection of her most exceptional projects.
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10m First floor 10m Section Abu Dhabi Achrafieh American University apartment Arab arched architect Art Deco Arts and Culture Audi/Smith House Baabdat Bab Idriss Baroudi Beirut Central District Beit Meri Boustani House built central Choueir Chouf Chronology entry Client colour concrete corbels Corbusier courtyard create Créneaux cube culture of Lebanon D-Block dining room door double-height Elevation 0 10m entrance exterior façade floor 0 10m floor Ground floor garden George Zeidan Georges Khouri Geraldine Bruneel glass hipped roofs House Bkechtine House Faqra House of Arts inside Interior design Karami Khalil Khouri Houses kitchen Kosremelli landscape Le Corbusier Lebanese Civil War Lebanese house Lebanese vernacular Lebanon Design/completion date limestone linked liwan Mamlouka materials mezzanine modern pergola re-used restored salon side Simone Kosremelli’s space square stairs stone Sylvia Shorto terrace tiles traditional Lebanese University of Beirut vault vernacular architecture Villa vocabulary volume walls wooden