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…

Handiss.com: Helping Engineers and Architects Do Freelance

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 need their services. Handiss was founded by two Lebanese engineers that lived and worked in the GCC, but decided to come back to Lebanon and give fellow engineers and architects an easy solution to find work that fits their schedule…
Architecture

Waterfront City: A Self-Sustaining City Coming to Life

3 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 ...
Architecture

Video Showing the Middle East’s Oldest Brewery Getting Demolished

3 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

4 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 ...
Architecture

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

4 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 ...
Architecture

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

4 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?

5 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 ...
Architecture

In Pictures: Abandoned Beidas Villa – Bhamdoun

6 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)

6 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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