Based in Beirut, Lebanese-Polish sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi co-founded in 2016, T SAKHI, a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio.
In an increasingly fast paced world, the sister architects place human interaction at the core of their practice, and question our contemporary understandings of identity and living. They design both permanent and ephemeral social structures, drawing from the emotional and psychological experience of space by incorporating memory and all five senses, leaving the visitor's experience with a lingering feeling.
From modern residences integrating communal needs, to portable nightclubs with intimate niches, to readapted urban security barriers as sites of rest and greenery, or satiric dining installations, T SAKHI’s synergetic projects are diverse, playful and interactive. They range from architecture, product design, art objects, installations, scenography and film. In the latter, a variety of creatives are invited to explore their designs, creating spaces for narratives, cinematography, fashion and music, blurring reality and fiction.
Despite their contrasting practices, the sisters combine their duality of versatile talents and individual affinities to share a hybrid occidental-oriental perspective that inspires their creations, and collaborate with creatives and craftsmen from all over the world, provoking an exchange and dialogue to reach expertise and innovation.
Tessa Sakhi Co-Founder & Architect
Tara Sakhi Co-Founder & Architect
Elie Harb Architect
Aman Slim Architect