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
    Architects: Frédéric Karam . Landscape Architect: George Salameh (+32)
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  • 2008 - 2018 : List of Projects
  • THE CONTROL AND THE UNEXPECTED
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • COLO, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • DUCHESSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • GG, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • KUMPS, 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
  • Chicxulub, CH
  • Nathanaël Chollet, Frédéric Karam
  • NOTAN OFFICE is a Brussels based architecture and urban design practice. It relies on temporary associations between Frederic Karam and other architects, landscape architects, artists, urban planners, and more technical advisors. The idea is to adapt to every project that demands different knowhows and expertise; relying on this network to reinvent itself through every collaboration, each project taken from scratch, with new inputs for each contexts in attempts to find coherent answers with given budgets, contexts and geographical locations.

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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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    COLLABORATORS: Arthur Wery, Zyad Belhaj, Isis Desmaison
    PAST COLLABORATORS: Sara Lapinska