Family House Concept

The project is located in a village called Thoum in Batroun, North of Lebanon and is about 120 m above sea level. It consists of a private family house (area=  80 square meters) and a guard’s house (area=  95 square meters)  located within a master plan (site= 7,000 sqm) which design and construction would be divided into two phases to allow for future expansion not exceeding 300 m2.

The project footprint is minimized and considered in a way not to hinder the existing biodiversity; furthermore, our intention is to set an exemplary residential project in Lebanon in terms of sustainable architecture, use of renewable energy resources, and water efficiency; consequently, promoting a symbiotic relationship between people and aspects of the built environment.

Status: Under Construction

Location: Batroûn, LB


Perspective Visualization

The house features a screenwall that is mechanically operated to open the house to the surrounding nature.


Screenwall Stage 1: Closed


Screenwall Stage 2: Opening up


Screenwall Stage 3: Almost there..


Screenwall Stage 4: Fully open



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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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