House of Today is a non-profit organization, committed to cultivating a sustainable design ecosystem in Lebanon, that transcends international borders. For over a decade, the organization’s overarching aim is to strengthen dialogues in the design world, expanding the reach of contemporary Lebanese designers and their creative processes, through mentoring and educating, curating collections and nurturing connections.
Lebanese-Polish sister architects, Tessa & Tara Sakhi, were immersed into a multi-cultural environment and the world of architecture & art through their parents at an early age.
Having garnered experience in various architecture offices and through freelance projects in Beirut, New York and Paris, it is mostly through their constant travel journeys and shared enthusiasm for exploring eclectic environments that Tessa found her passion for philanthropy, social & civic collaborations, while Tara developed hers for photography, scenography and set design.
In 2016, they combined their strong duality of versatile talents & individual affinities to co-found T SAKHI under one harmonious and complementary vision: an architecture & artistic design platform that promotes innovation through multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Tessa & Tara both started their initial architecture studies at L’académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts in Beirut.
Tessa graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture at the American University of Beirut, winning first prize of honors & excellence in the Areen Awards for her diploma project.
Tara graduated in 2016 with a Master’s Degree from École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, earning high honors & distinction for her thesis project.