About


We are a multi-disciplinary architecture, design and research practice that develops projects across different scales. Our portfolio boasts a variety of projects including interiors, residential buildings, commercial projects, and industrial facilities. We explore an alternate approach to the built environment through products, installations, workshops and archiving practices, devising a symbiotic relationship between commissioned projects and self-initiated research.

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. 


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 typologies unique to each project.


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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