Reinterpretation of Arabic latticework adds elegance
A CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC REINTERPRETATION OF TRADITIONAL ARABIC LATTICEWORK CALLED MASHRABIYA, a signature zigzag motif weaves its way throughout the four floors of this multibrand mall, infusing the project with an elegant common language. Applying the pattern of black and white broken lines, the motif appears in elements both large and small and gives the entire layout a modern, cohesive vibe. Flooring also depicts altered versions of the pattern using materials such as grey Carrara, travertine, Calacatta, grey terrazzo, Pietra Lavica, and Nero Marquina.
Flexible freestanding fixtures ensure easy adjustment for incoming brands. Fixture metals vary from floor to floor: brass/champagne for women, rough blackened steel for casual wear, white for kids, brushed stainless steel for men’s, and black lacquered metal for beauty and accessories. An avant-garde art collection adds a colorful touch. Cash areas and other key elements also provide wayfinding on each level.
AISHTI FOUNDATION AND MALL | Beirut, Lebanon
size 172,000 sf
completion June 2016
photos Christian Lahoude Studio
Contributing Shop! member Christian Lahoude Studio design/architecture