‘Casa Brutale’, the extreme home concept carved into the side of a hillside made headlines last year and became instantly viral after its publication and was shared by numerous media and design platforms worldwide. Construction is now reportedly planned for a location just outside Beirut, Lebanon, with an approximate budget of $2.5 million. The original plan, which made headlines in July last year, was to have the striking building embedded in a cliff, overlooking the Aegean Sea in Greece.
It’s new location will be a Faqra mountain on about 1600 square metres, with dimensions expanded to 270 square metres and an extra bedroom added. It has room for six people and underground parking for three cars. The residence was the brainchild of architectural, industrial and graphic design platform OPA (Open Platform for Architecture), and was intended to be built from wood, concrete and glass.
None of the building would sit above the surface. It was intended to quite literally penetrate the landscape, as “poetic homage to pure Brutalism.”Although the location has changed, the visual impact of the structure has not with the new plans the maintaining most of the original vision, including the rooftop pool.