This grand residence in Beirut is a marbled example of luxury and style. Raed Abillama Architects have skilfully used light and materials to create an atmosphere of cool sophistication. Large marble tiles running diagonally across the high ceiling contrast against muted alabaster walls. Painted exposed beams are interspaced by intricate grilles which provide for cross ventilation. Peaked arch windows front onto a courtyard at one end of the main living area and substantial marble skirting boards frame a configuration of three conversation areas.
Raed Abillama Architects was established in Lebanon in 1997 by Raed Abillama, the firm's principal architect. The practice was selected for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1999 and again in 2001 and 2007. In 2005 the company were finalists for the YCE Design Award