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Faqra Residence : Lebanese House

FROM THE TOP of the world, Lebanon – design by Francis Landscapes

1 Sep 2011

FROM THE TOP of the world

Location: Faqra, Lebanon

Architect: Francis Landscapes Ltd

Private Lebanese residence

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photographs from Francis Landscapes Ltd

Lebanon Property

Date: 2001 ; Rehabilitated 2010-11

Area: 4,000 m2

With one main visual axis commencing from the house, flowing through the pool, and trickling on to the breathtaking horizon, this project is a submission to nature’s greatness. Designed to complement impressive existing rock formations that shape a natural amphitheater, the project succumbs to nature’s legacy, with ever growing and evolving plant life and labyrinthine pathways that hide nature’s well-kept secrets.

Designing this garden took great discipline. The priority was to make the setting the star player. To preserve the organic feel and reflect the splendid natural surroundings, the designers had to decide when to let nature take over and when to tame it.

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photographs from Francis Landscapes Ltd

The primary axis starts at the house and bisects a natural amphitheater formed by protected rock formations to guide the line of vision in a gentle flow of terraces that lead to the serene horizon. Cradled in the arms of this natural amphitheater, the infinity pool blends into the distant horizon.

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photographs from Francis Landscapes Ltd

Walking around the pool, one is taken away into mysterious walkways that tempt curiosity and guide the wanderer into groves of oak, cedar, and fruit bearing trees, making for a truly multi-sensorial, multi-seasonal experience.

This project focused on collaborating with nature, resulting in something that is less of a guided tour and more of discovery at its purest. The pathways, walkways and promenades hint at undiscovered little islands of pleasure. Even the pool house is hidden, allowing for an uncluttered field of vision, where nature and everything it has to offer can truly be enjoyed.

Here, bliss can be found, as everything is enjoyed from the top of the world.

Lebanese residence
photographs from Francis Landscapes Ltd

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