Adding Some Life to Burj el Murr

Burj el Murr, dubbed the tower of bitterness, is a haunting reminder of the Lebanese Civil War that ravaged Lebanon for over 15 years. The building was built in the 1970s and served as a key sniper hideout, but was left abandoned after the war and still inhabited till this day. I stumbled upon today pictures of the Burj with colored shades hanging on the windows from the top to the bottom in an attempt…

New BIEL Excavations Sneak Peek

After we got some early info of the plans and renders of the new, bigger BIEL set to open in the Tahwita region earlier this month on Gino’s Blog, I managed to get my hands on photos of the current excavations to date, and it looks like it’s coming together in time for their first phase launch in April 2018. This is the render from earlier this month, and as you can see, the green…
Architecture

Handiss.com: Helping Engineers and Architects Do Freelance

6 months ago
I came across Handiss the other day, and I must say I loved what this Lebanese startup is doing. Basically, Handiss is a web platform that connects engineers and architects to companies or individuals that ...
Architecture

Waterfront City: A Self-Sustaining City Coming to Life

7 months ago
My daily commute includes driving by the series of complete or nearly-complete buildings next to the Marina in Dbayeh. Like most, I just thought it’s another residential complex. Recently though, I got a tour around ...
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Video Showing the Middle East’s Oldest Brewery Getting Demolished

7 months ago
The Laziza brewery (“Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant”), which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 got demolished a couple of days ago to make way for a new project called “Mar ...
Architecture

Villa Les Cèdres is the World’s Most Expensive House

8 months ago
Villa Les Cèdres, a luxurious mansion in Southern France is up for sale for $410 million dollars, making it the world’s most expensive residential home. The 187 year old mansion built in the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat near ...
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Protection of Historical Sites and Buildings Finally Approved By Council of Ministers

8 months ago
The Council of Ministers, upon proposal by Lebanon’s Minister of Culture Ghattas Khoury, has approved the long awaited law for the Protection of Historical Sites and Buildings. This is great news but there’s still a ...
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How the New One Billion Dollar US Embassy in Awkar will Look Like

8 months ago
The new US Embassy in Lebanon will remain in Awkar and will be built over an area of 174,000 square meters at a cost of around $1 billion. They practically bought the whole mountain on ...
Architecture

How Many Guinness World Records Does Lebanon Hold?

10 months ago
I stumbled upon a friend’s comprehensive list of all the Guinness World Records Lebanon holds and there are 47 of them apparently! I looked up the Guinness World Records website and found 47 hits dating ...
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In Pictures: Abandoned Beidas Villa – Bhamdoun

10 months ago
Our friend Jad Ghorayeb paid a visit to the Beidas Villa in Bhamdoun this past weekend and shared those awesome shots of the abandoned villa. The owner was a Palestinian Lebanese banker called Yousef Beidas, ...
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