An Exclusive Sneak Peek into ABC Verdun, Beirut’s Newest Mall

Last week, I was able to get into the new ABC in Verdun. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into what's in store in the 50,000 SQM complex. I was astonished to see it was basically complete, despite remembering seeing construction works when I passed by few months ago. What was immediately clear to me was how massive it was, definitely one of the biggest in Lebanon and right in the heart…

Dar Group Commissioned To Rehabilitate & Extend Beirut Port

It looks like Beirut Port is getting a major makeover that will include rehabilitating and extending the existing cargo area and infrastructure. I'm looking at the pictures of this new Port and it's too good to be true. We are talking about "5 administrative buildings over an area of 18,000 m2, a 10,000-m2 warehouse, a parking area for 700 cars and 250 container trucks, and a 2,000-m2 park". Yes you heard me a park! In…
Architecture

Lebanese Henri Lucien Creating Houses Out of Destroyed Old Houses in Beirut

1 month ago
Henri is an architecture enthusiast and was previously featured in an AP report after he built his Batroun house from beautiful pieces of 45 destroyed houses in Beirut. He spent two years collecting pieces from ...
Architecture

Engineering Gone Wrong

2 months ago
If you are wondering why there are so many buildings at risk of crumbling in Lebanon, just watch this video. The “funny” part is that they are filming it as if it’s something cool to ...
Architecture

Abandoned Silk Mill – Kfarmatta

4 months ago
Make sure to follow my adventures on [Instagram]. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the Silk Museum, which dates back to 1792, in the Lebanese village of Bsous but few of them mention ...
Architecture

Issam Fares Institute (AUB) Wins 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

4 months ago
The US$1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture is considered to be one of the most important awards in the field and is awarded every three years to projects that “are judged to set new ...
Architecture

A Look inside Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut

4 months ago
Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut or Beirut’s Grand Theater is one of the last remaining relics of pre-war Beirut. This landmark building was built in the late 1930s and was a venue for performances of ...
Architecture

In Pictures: A Tour Inside The Lebanese Presidential Palace (Via Decoventure)

4 months ago
Most of us have never been to the Presidential Palace and know little about it. The only thing we know is that we’ve been without a president up until Michel Aoun got elected on Monday ...
Architecture

BeMA: Beirut Museum of Art To Open by 2020

5 months ago
I wrote back in April 2016 that there were talks about opening a new museum of Modern and contemporary Lebanese art in central Beirut by 2020 and that Tony Salamé (Aishti), Zaha Hadid (who unfortunately ...
Architecture

Progressive Mosque Architecture in Mukhtara – Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque By L.E.FT

6 months ago
Today marked the opening of the Amir Shakib Arslan mosque in Mukhtarah. The new progressive look was designed by L.E.FT arhictects led by Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine. I loved the design and the ...
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