We are a multi-disciplinary architecture and design practice that develops projects across different scales. Our architectural portfolio boasts a variety of works that include interiors, residential buildings, commercial projects, and industrial facilities. In our comitment to create unique and site-specific inteventions, each project is crafted to measure. Our design process involves engaging in material experimentations and experiential reseach to create unique products that revisit the user’s relationsip to space.

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 reseach, installations, workshops and archiving practices; devising a symbiotic relationship between commissioned projects and self-initiated research.



Approach


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. We endeavour to bridge between analog and digital practices, traditional and contemporary building technology. We utilize, re-arrange and integrate functional modules and systems to define new architectural types unique to each project, all the while responding to the client’s need and programatic requirements.


Services


Architecture and interior design services that span all project phases, from concept design to tendering and construction supervision.

Product design.

Private commisions.


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. From her Beirut based practice, she engages in material experimentations and experiential designs through multi-scalar projects ranging from products to architecture. Her 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 and Gallery Magazine.

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