Inspired by the local landscapes and historic Roman temples, the Villa Chams is an extraordinary homage to its Lebanese heritage. Carl Gerges Architects designed the low-lying retreat to naturally merge with the surrounding preserved rocks and native fauna, leading to a sandy-hued facade. A series of columns lining the exterior is reminiscent of Baalbek's local ruins and allow a terrazzo-lined pool to flow freely through into an open-air living space. Once inside, the organic aesthetic continues throughout the interior with poured earth concrete walls, stone, and light while views of the distant mountains maintain a visual connection to the outdoors.
Photos: Carl Gerges Architects