2018 shortlists

Modulofts
by Fouad Samara Architects

Modulofts challenges Beirut's built environment by introducing a new typology that is reflective of modern urban living and the city's changing requirements.

Inspired by the 1920s traditional Lebanese house and the flexibility of western urban lofts in the 60s and 70s, Modulofts is a 14-story building made up of 7 duplex lofts atop a piloti on a single-aspect square site in Ashrafieh, Beirut. Through its brutal honestly, Modulofts aims to achieve the kind of "modern" architecture that Le Corbusier's yearned for in Vers Une Architecture - one that is relevant, ordered, and coherent.

Project: Modulofts
Shortlisted for: Tall building

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