We are a multi-disciplinary architecture and design practice that develops projects across different scales. In our commitment to create unique and site-specific interventions, each project is crafted to measure.

Placing the user at the heart of our work, we are committed to the practice of conscious design, striving for urban equity throughout all phases. Our design process involves engaging in material experimentations and experiential research to create unique projects and products that revisit the user's relationship to space. We endeavor to bridge between analog and digital practices, traditional and contemporary building technology.

Extraground, the lab section of the practice, is an explorative space for research and investigation on the built environment and its representations through its urban fabric and cultural production. There, we explore an alternate approach to the practice of architecture and urban planning through research, installations, workshops and archiving practices; devising a symbiotic relationship between commissioned projects and self-initiated research.

Our work has been exhibited in the House of Today Biennale in Beirut, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Capital of Culture in Turku Finland and Studio X in New York, in addition to numerous publications in prominent magazines such as AD, Domus, Wallpaper and Galerie Magazine.



Services


Architecture and Interior design
Our services span all project phases from concept design to construction supervision, and can be customized to include assistance in tendering and project management.

Product design 
Our products are designed in-house by the founder. The early sketches are carefully refined using drawings, models, and prototypes until reaching their final form.

Private commissions



About the Founder


Roula Salamoun is an architect and designer. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture at the American University of Beirut and pursued her graduate research at Columbia University in New York. Her practice engages in material experimentations and experiential designs through multi-scalar projects ranging from products to architecture. Roula’s work has been exhibited in the House of Today Biennale in Beirut, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and Studio X in New York, in addition to numerous publications in prominent magazines such as Domus, Wallpaper, AD, and Galerie Magazine.

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