first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Ieva SaudargaitePhotographs:  Ieva SaudargaitéContractor:Design / builtC&S Engineer:Ghassan MattaM&E Engineer:Bachir Saadeh, Roger NjeimDesign Team:Boulos Douaihy, Sandra Frem, Romeo ChahineCivil Engineer:Ghassan MattaStructural Engineer:Ghassan MattaCity:ZghartaCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Zgharta house sits in a Mediterranean olive grove landscape. The site slopes gently to the main road andSave this picture!© Ieva Saudargaiteenjoys an unobstructed view of the agrarian plain and mountains. The house negotiates conditions of inclined topography, views and privacy by massing in two L-shaped horizontal levels that follow the natural terrain: The lower level comprises bedrooms, bathrooms, and technical spaces. The upper level is dedicated to the main living space, dining, kitchen and library.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteThe extrusion of the two horizontal levels creates a third space, an outdoor courtyard which allows the landscape to slide throughout the house. A u-shaped stone wall wraps diagonally around the two floors, creating an intense outer edge, and a serie of enclosed patios. In the lower level, the patios are a serie of inner gardens that inundate the bathrooms and bedrooms with natural light. In the upper level, the patio is an open air entrance porch. In contrast, interiors are fully glazed, opening up to the privacy of the patios, courtyard and to the distant mountain views. The roof hovers over the house with large cantilevers, bringing shade and privacy to the glazed living spaces below, and blurring inside and outside spaces.Save this picture!Basament Floor PlanFrom the street, the house is perceived as a serie of horizontal silhouettes that fade out in the ground, inscribing the house in its larger geography while giving it privacy from the proximity of the road.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteThe material palette comprises sandstone cladding for the site boundary and u-shaped wall, white concrete for the roof and structure, and low energy glazing for the inner facades. The southern orientation of the house and its massing allows for natural lighting, cross ventilation and passive cooling for all spaces; canceling the need for air-conditioning during the long Mediterranean summer, while benefiting from the optimum sun exposure during winter.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteProject gallerySee allShow lessOJALÁ / Andrés JaqueSelected ProjectsLattice House / Sameep Padora & AssociatesSelected Projects Share Projects Save this picture!© Ieva Saudargaite+ 28 Share Zgharta House / platau ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeplatauOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZghartaHousesLebanonPublished on April 21, 2015Cite: “Zgharta House / platau” 20 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lebanon ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Area:  400 m² Area:  400 m² Photographs Zgharta House / platauSave this projectSaveZgharta House / platau “COPY” Architects: platau Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Zgharta, Lebanon “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

first_img Share this article View post tag: Guard View post tag: coast View post tag: rescues US Coast Guard Rescues Seven off Haiti View post tag: US View post tag: Haiticenter_img View post tag: SEVEN View post tag: News by topic Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti, on Friday 21st of November.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center in Miami received a report from a tug stating they heard a distress call from a vessel claiming to be taking on water off the coast of Great Inagua, Bahamas.A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deployed in support of Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) launched and located the coastal freighter Calypso approximately 50 miles off the coast of Great Inagua. The helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer down with a dewatering pump. The freighter Calypso began to slowly transit to the coast of Haiti to investigate the source of the flooding.At approximately 12:30 p.m. the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton arrived on scene and Coast Guard crewmembers were transferred to the freighter and assisted with the dewatering of the vessel. The freighter began to list on the right side due to the amount of water in the lower compartments. To ensure the safety of everyone aboard, all seven crewmembers were removed and transferred to the cutter Sexton with no medical concerns.The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis arrived on the scene at approximately 7 p.m. and safely transferred the seven crewmembers from the cutter Sexton to the cutter Thetis.At approximately 7:30 p.m., crewmembers from the cutter Thetis reported seeing the freighter Calypso continue to list on the right side before sinking approximately 45 miles north of Cap Haitien, Haiti.The vessel sank in nearly 4,000 feet of water and has approximately 500 gallons of diesel fuel onboard. The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the situation for any evidence of pollution or debris from the vessel. No pollution is currently visible at this time.[mappress mapid=”14541″]Press Release; Image: US Coast Guard Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard Rescues Seven off Haiti November 24, 2014last_img read more