The Edge: OPA’s Casa Brutale becomes reality in Lebanon.

March 17, 2016 2 min read

Casa Brutale is the debut, cutting-edge project of OPA, officially released in July 2015, which became instantly viral after its publication and was shared by numerous media and design platforms worldwide, including the Novedge Blog . OPA, Open Platform for Architecture, is pleased to announce that the construction of Casa Brutale will soon begin in Beirut, Lebanon. OPA-Casa Brutale Interior 01 Concrete PlanksWe talked to Architect duo Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos right as their project became viral. At the time, they were also working on a walk-through animation for Casa Brutale and they were meeting with Arup to discuss engineering solutions. Simultaneously, they were searching for an investor/developer who would want to realize this project. At the end of our interview, we were left with a cliffhanger (in more than one way).  It looks like Arupis fully on board and leading the engineering implementation of the project from Amsterdam,  in collaboration with OPA and the local Lebanese office SAA(Sarkis Azadian Architects). Casa Brutale will be built on the exclusive Faqra Mountain outside Beirut, at an altitude of 1600m. The future owner will be Alex Demirdjian, CEO of Demco Properties. OPA-Casa Brutale Site_ViewsThe cliff residence has grown since the first concept and it is now 270 sqm (it used to be 180sqm) with an estimated project budget of 2.5 million USD. It has now a northwest orientation, an underground parking for up to three cars and can accommodate up to six people. OPA-FinalMasterplanOPA-FinalParkingPlanConstruction is expected to be completed in 2018.   OPA-Casa Brutale Interior 02 Concrete PlanksDesigned for the people that want to live, literally and figuratively, on the edge. 

 

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