Lebanese Aline Asmar d’Amman to Redesign Tour Eiffel’s Iconic “Le Jules Verne”

Beirut-born architect and founder of Culture in Architecture Aline Asmar d’Amman was recently tasked with redesigning one of Paris' most iconic restaurants, Le Jules Verne, which is situated on level two of the iconic Eiffel Tower offering a magnificent view of Paris at 125 meter above the city and also Michelin-star dining. D’Amman had recently worked on Hôtel de Crillon’s renovation and the design of the 18th century hotel’s suites and historical salons. Here's what…

Oscar Niemeyer’s Maarad in Tripoli Falling Apart?

Brazilian Oskar Nieymer designed the 10,000-hectare site, intended as an international fairground, back in 1962 but constructions were halted in 1975 and never resumed. In 2006, the site was “added to the World Monuments Fund Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites after conservationists campaigned to preserve it when Tripoli’s chamber of commerce proposed turning into a tourist village theme park to be based on Disneyland. Its listing signifies the site’s historic importance, but does…
Architecture

Adding Some Life to Burj el Murr

5 months ago
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 ...
Architecture

New BIEL Excavations Sneak Peek

8 months ago
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 ...
Architecture

Handiss.com: Helping Engineers and Architects Do Freelance

10 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

11 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

11 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

1 year 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 year 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

1 year 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 ...
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