LIVING FACADE
  • PROGRAM: Green façade for the new head quarter of Matelec . LOCATION: Amchit, LB . CLIENT: Private . STATUS: Built . TIME: 2010-2012
  • The office is located in the industrial site of Matelec in Aamchit (Lebanon), a producer and distributer of electrical transformers.
    The project is a façade of an office building for a new ‘mobile station’ technology center.
    To avoid the use of blinds, different types of sun breakers ‘articulates’ the different wall openings. Using Vertical steel tubes and opened frames topped by plant boxes, the façade creates different light variations on every floor and compartments, thus creating different spatial qualities. Cable guides for the climbing plants are another layer linking architecture to landscape: the façade becomes a green skin adding an atmospheric value to the rigidly built shadowing.
    The green uses the façade; it finds its path naturally creating an environment on its own.
  • Crédits
    In association with Landscape Architect: George Salameh (+32)
  • 2008
  • 2021
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  • 2008 - 2021 : List of Projects
  • PAUXP, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • PLACE AUX ENFANTS, CH
  • Frédéric Karam . wood x mug
  • BLAES, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • CHUQ, FR
  • Frédéric Karam
  • KNUST, BE
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • THE CONTROL AND THE UNEXPECTED
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • TRIANGLE HOUSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • DUCHESSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • 449,5 Km, NL
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • ZAV, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos, Harold Vermeiren
  • KOTO, BE
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • Al Dabal compound, SA
  • Frédéric Karam, RAUM404
  • Lx3, LB
  • Julien Ecoffey, Léonard Gurtner, Frédéric Karam
  • Huis Voor Een Visser, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Olivier Roegiest
  • Lisière, CH
  • Marnie Amato, Nathanaël Chollet, Frédéric Karam
  • Wall Villa, LB
  • Frédéric Karam, Mio Tsuneyama
  • NOTAN OFFICE is a Brussels based architecture practice founded in 2014 by Frédéric Karam.
    Aware of the specificity of each project, the studio often collaborates with others and works on projects in Switzerland, Lebanon, England and Belgium.

    The work of NOTAN OFFICE is socially and programmatically committed. With a rational approach, the studio boldly manipulate the established, resulting in a unique architecture.
    Whatever the scale, the approach is contextual and seeks to enhance the essence of a place, the people and their concerns in line with today’s society.

    With sustainability in mind, architecture needs to be generous and let the users make it their own.
    NOTANs projects offers sensorial experiences; from spaces to material, the projects are textural.

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    JOBS
    We are constantly looking for talented collaborators and interns
    We only accept digital applications in PDF.
    Send them at notan@notan-office.com
    We’ll try to contact you as soon as possible.

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    ADDRESS
    Av. de la Couronne 382
    1050 Bruxelles
    notan@notan-office.com
    +32 (0)488 868 115

     

     

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    FOUNDER: Frédéric Karam
    COLLABORATORS: Argjire Gashi, Victor Selle, Charles Dujardin, Arthur Wery.
    PAST COLLABORATORS: Esther Perrier, Isis Desmaison, Tommaso Asso, Zyad Belhaj, Sara Lapinska.