Waterfront City: A Self-Sustaining City Coming to Life

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 the entire Waterfront city, and learned that there’s a lot more than residential buildings at the newborn city; Waterfront city also offers all sorts of facilities that are bound to open and satisfy all age groups and preferences, notably retail,…

Video Showing the Middle East’s Oldest Brewery Getting Demolished

The Laziza brewery , 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 Mikhael Village” by Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury. Activists have been fighting for months to delay the demolition and turning the old brewery into a historic community space but unfortunately, the brewery is now gone. Here are few pictures from the brewery taken few months…
Architecture

Villa Les Cèdres is the World’s Most Expensive House

1 month 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 ...
Architecture

Protection of Historical Sites and Buildings Finally Approved By Council of Ministers

1 month 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 ...
Architecture

How the New One Billion Dollar US Embassy in Awkar will Look Like

2 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?

3 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

3 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, ...
Architecture

The Egg is not Getting Demolished (For Now)

3 months ago
An old post from 2011 has somehow re-emerged online where the author is claiming that “the beloved egg-shaped landmark on Martyr’s Square is scheduled to be demolished in the coming days”. Needless to say, The ...
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In Pictures: The Synagogue of Bhamdoun

4 months ago
Most of the Lebanese Jews lived in Beirut but there were also communities in other cities like Saida and Tripoli and there are still intact synagogues mainly in Saida, Bhamdoun and Deir el Qamar. The ...
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#Lifehaus: The First Self-Sufficient Project in the Middle East Coming to Baskinta

5 months ago
Lifehaus is the first low cost fully self-sufficient project in the Middle East that is designed to lower the carbon footprint ​using upcycled, local materials and ancestral techniques. The founder and architect behind LifeHaus is ...
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