Nadim Karam & Atelier Hapsitus completed the design for a highly modern roof apartment located in Clemenceau, Beirut, Lebanon. A generously-sized deck with expansive city views, spacious interiors and impressive works of art make this a welcoming home, where creativity meets a high living standard.
The Clemenceau roof apartment is based on one curved wall that defines the living zone from the bedrooms and private zone. The rest consists of open spaces with glass separation for bathrooms whenever necessary. Specific features of the apartment have been especially designed for the client, such as the kitchen counter and chimneys. Big terraces with semi-covered areas make for a relaxation area overlooking the Sanayeh Garden, the mountain and the sea. The overall design is minimalist, sprinkled with color here and there, for extra energy. Enjoy the virtual tour and let us know what you think! [Photography: Christina Rahme]
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.