Photo credits: Michele Aoun - Studio Paul Kaloustian

Located on a corner lot on Park Street and facing the Beirut hippodrome, the proposed building is modeled on the shape of the ziggurat. The stepped design allows the integration of planters with metal mesh panels creating a "tree building"

The design was primary driven by a desire to create a tree building facing one of the very few forested areas in Beirut. The scheme borrows many aspects of the local Mediterranean lifestyle and architecture with spaces bathed with natural light, sunbrakers and vegetation.

Dominating the skyline, the building features floor to ceiling facades where divisions between interior and exterior are blurred. Imagined as a vertical “garden”, a generous variety of vegetation and trees are positioned throughout the residential units.

The building offers a comfortable and livable environment with a diverse spatial configurations, orientations and sizes ranging from small units with one bedroom to larger units with 3 bedrooms.

The design contains and embraces the complexity of nature through the conceptualization of the building with a simple idea ridding architecture of futility in order to achieve enchantment. The 50m high building is a vertical landscape offering a new design strategy rising in distinction and offering a new alternative to the existing buildings in Beirut.


Project name: Midori

Architect: Paul Kaloustian

Completion year: 2020

Gross built area: 7500 m2

Project Location: Badaro, Beirut,  Lebanon

Lead Architect: Paul Kaloustian

Lead Architect email: paulkaloustian@gmail.com

Design Team: Nathalie Fatte

Client: Farah Khayat

Developer: Farah Khayat

Structure consultant: Nabil Hennaoui

MEP consultant: Mangassarian

Shoring consultant: Profond

Bureau de controle: Qualiconsult

Photo credits: Michele Aoun - Studio Paul Kaloustian

To know more about the Architects 

Best Architecture Quotes for your Design Portfolio!

Best Architecture Quotes for your Design Portfolio!


HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE - Architecture Writing Competition

Similar Projects

Subscribe to receive updates via E-mail
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • YouTube

© All rights reserved. ARCHIOL 2020