TOTAL Extension 853, Kahale Building, Lebanese Design Images

TOTAL Extension 853, Lebanon : Kahale Architecture

TOTAL Development by SE.Arch in Lebanon, Middle East

4 Apr 2011

TOTAL Extension 853 Lebanon

Location: Kahale, Lebanon

Design: Samer Eid, SE.Arch

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English text, scroll down for French:

Violent blood burst, this ‘liquid body’ intertwines at the corner of the old building instilling life, a new existence. Like an unusual creature with sprawling emergences, it draws its essence from the earth’s base and emerges in height, enveloping the stone walls to form a hybrid entity, where textures and materials merge and crystallize into one magmatic organism.

A true metamorphic membrane, it is articulated and hollowed out in a large orifice, disturbing and mesmerizing like the eye of a mythical Cyclops. Five large cartridges – tanks to inhabit – crown the elevation, seeming to be swatching the surroundings. A real space catalyst, EXTENSION 853 operates through a series of grafts and stitches a true ‘transarchitecture’. A prosthetic piece in constant change, it gives the station its most … Total.

French text:

Violente irruption sanguine, ce ‘corps liquide’ s’imbrique à l’angle de l’ancienne batisse lui insufflant la vie, une nouvelle existence. Telle une créature insolite aux émergences tentaculaires, il puise son essence du socle terrestre et se dégage en hauteur, enveloppant les murs de pierre pour ne plus former qu’une entité hybride, où textures et matières fusionnent et se cristallisent en un organisme magmatique.

Véritable membrane métamorphique, elle s’articule et s’évide en un grand orifice, inquiétant et hypnotisant tel l’oeil d’un cyclope mythique. Cinq grandes cartouches – réservoirs à habiter – couronnent l’élévation, semblant épier les alentours. Réel catalyseur spatial, EXTENSION 853 opère par le biais d’une série de greffes et points de sutures une véritable ‘transarchitecture’. Pièce prothétique en continuelle mutation, elle confère à la station sa configuration la plus … totale.

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TOTAL Extension 853 – Building Information

Project: TOTAL Extension 853
Location: Kahale, Lebanon
Client: TOTAL Liban
Architecture: SAMER EID ARCHITECT, SEARCH
Team: Samer Eid + Elias Kateb + Clara Chaaya

Copyright: Image courtesy of SAMER EID ARCHITECT, SEARCH © 2011 All rights reserved

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