FOLLOWING THE TIDE
This collection is inspired by the lagoons and cenotes in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico: the movement of the tide and the change in topography reveal different materials shaping the intersection of earth and water. "Following the Tide" is an explosion erupted from the circular nucleus, dispersed into crushed Forest Green marble and aggregates of recuperated brass. It is composed in a pigmented resin on an oxidized bronze base.
Dimensions | W 193 cm, L 145 cm, H 40 cm
Materials | Forest Green Marble, Resin, Recuperated Brass Powder
Date of Completion | September 2019
Production | The Piecemakers @thepiecemakers_beirut and Marm Group @marmgroup
Photos | T Sakhi
Saifi 954 Apartment
Rehabilitation of a traditional Lebanese house into a harmonious culmination of heritage meets modernity.
The house is entirely renovated to incorporate traditional elements with rich layers of textures and colors; mostly recuperated ceramic tiles, wooden doors and windows with integrated colored glass, crown cornices, lighting cornices, and skirtings. The furniture was entirely custom-designed to subtly translate the function of each room.
The central axis is the heart of the project, it consists of the dining room, the chimney lounge and the living room overlooking a triptych window that extends with a balcony. Each peripheral door peeks into a colorful room; crimson for the bar, burgundy for the hallways, teal for the master bedroom, brick for the study room, emerald for the TV room and mustard for the restrooms. Following the inhabitant's desires, each room is carefully designed with a different ambiance, style and function to satisfy their lifestyle and needs.
The project was destroyed after Beirut's 4th of August blast and not completed.
Client | SM
Location | Saifi 954, Saifi Village, Beirut Central District, Lebanon
Area | 250 sqm
Date of Construction | 2020
Team | Tessa Sakhi, Tara Sakhi
General Contractor | K&M Contracting
Photos | T SAKHI