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, founder of a multidisciplinary studio. Her practice explores the boundaries between analog and digital design practices, experiential design and material experimentation through multi-scalar interventions ranging from architecture to product design.

Roula earned her Bachelor of Architecture with distinction from the American University of Beirut in 2007 and pursued her graduate research at Columbia University in 2011 where she was awarded the William Kinne fellowship.

Her work has been showcased at Studio X in New York, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the House of Today Biennale in Beirut, Piasa Auction in Paris, and the Dubai Design week. She has been featured in major trade publications such as Wallpaper*, Architectural Digest, Galerie Magazine and she was listed amongst the designers to look out for by Domus Magazine.

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