Clos du Phoenix / by Karim Nader

Resting on an existing early 20th century goat house, the factory space is a concrete ‘brick’ that stratifies the program in a simple layering of horizontals. The production happens in the new volume; the stone house below acts as the convenient wine cellar space while the roof terrace hosts tasting events under its pergola in a idyllic rural panorama of mounts, valleys, extending all the way to the yet present sea beyond. 
The play of materials, natural stone below, light metal above, are mediated by a concrete volume that is rendered in brick red, a connection with the village’s roof scape in terra-cotta, its fertile soil and the wine it produces. Meanwhile, the external staircase clad in recomposed wood, interconnects those layers in the spiraling movement of its concrete steps. 

Project Status: Built.

Designed by Karim Nader with BLANKPAGE Architects.

Photography by Marwan Harmouche.