OPA (Open Platform for Architecture) is pleased to announce that the construction of Casa Brutale will soon begin in Beirut, Lebanon. 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.
Designed for the people that want to live, literally and figuratively, on the edge, Casa Brutale was deemed to be a house suitable for James Bond and received feedback both applauding the design and questioning the implementation of its construction.
The global consulting company ARUP was selected to lead the engineering implementation of the project. The challenging and exciting task is conducted by ARUP’s team in Amsterdam in collaboration with the architectural office 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. More specifically, the site is located 150m below the peak of the mountain, 200 meters above RedRock Village and Spa, also owned and developed by Demco Properties.
The 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.Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.Source and images Courtesy of OPA Open Platform for Architecture.