Brussels practice Notan Office completed a roof extension and water tank project in a crowded urban area of Beirut, Lebanon. The unconventional extension has a total surface of 250 square meters (2,691 square feet).
“In Beirut roofs are inhabited, private or shared, terraces or technical roofs,” the architects explained. “The extension was built on a flat roof that had to host water tanks as well. To make it habitable, a volume rises and contains the water in a common tank.”
The architecture practice envisioned an imposing rock monolith facing panoramic views of the city. Thanks to its double orientation, this last floor is open and ventilated; at the same time it ensures a high level of privacy.
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