Lebanese firm Raëd Abillama Architects built this summer beach house along the northern coast of Lebanon in Jbeil. Built for a family of five and guests that might want to tag along, the house is situated to fit on a flat area of a rugged lot.

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The design is such as not to disrupt the natural surroundings but to integrate it into the land, keeping its height restricted to a reasonable level. The public spaces are located upon entry to the home, with the private spaces located below.

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

On the other side, the house features lots of windows to help enjoy the coastal views.

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

I love how the long, rectangular pool juts out towards the ocean.

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

The terraces are at varying heights to create different seating areas, all with the view in mind.

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

The bedrooms, all located on the lower levels, are pushed as close to the ocean as possible. Outdoor seating areas rest on top of this part of the structure.

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Fidar Beach House by Raëd Abillama Architects in architecture  Category

Photos by Géraldine Bruneel.