‘Casa Brutale’ cliff home to be built in Redrock
31 Mar 2016
Netherlands-based architects Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) announced this week that they\'ll be making what was once just an idea (and a very viral one at that) happen - in Faqra, Lebanon.
Their concept of Casa Brutale, a geometric-style, cliff residence suitable for James Bond should be completed by 2018 for the CEO of Demco Properties Alex Demirdjian.
Greek architects Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos designed Casa Brutale as a magnificent homage to pure Brutalism, an architectural philosophy that in a nutshell, puts an emphasis on raw materials.
According to OPA, the project will be conducted in collaboration with Sarkis Azadian Architects and engineering consulting firm ARUP.
The concept was originally launched back in 2015 with Greece and its Aegean Sea as its inspiration. Since then, it developed to suit both the Faqra region and Demirdjian's needs.
The design is beautifully simple in comparison to recent works of cliff-side architecture. An exterior of bare concrete and transparent surfaces give it its unique edge and create a play of lights and shadows. It penetrates the landscape and huddles tightly onto the cliff, making way to what would be en extraordinary view of Lebanon\'s mountains year-round.