GARDEN AND MUSALLA
Architect: Hani Asfour, Polypod. www.polypod.com.lb 2018 © Mazen Jannoun This masterpiece has appeared from nowhere in the town of Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon. This was my first impression considering the surrounding setups of the village. Beginning from the road outside, the spiritual progression has been choreographed perfectly even from the moment a visitor sets eyes on this unidentified form of object. Beautiful young mediterranean cypresses invites us through a peculiar trail of soothing choices and natural directions. To the garden which has an infinity perception in it. To the narrow stairways that pulls us up from the shades into the glowing unknown. Or inside that unfamiliar luring structure that is as elegant and irregular on the inside as it is on the outside.