Engineering Gone Wrong

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 watch. I hope someone investigates where this incident took place and who was the engineer or the real estate company behind it. Unfortunately, despite the fact that we have way too many civil engineers in Lebanon, there are rarely any…

Abandoned Silk Mill – Kfarmatta

Make sure to follow my adventures on . 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 the abandoned old silk mill that is few minutes away from it in Kfarmatta, Souk el Ghareb. The structure has been abandoned for years now but it's still in a relatively good shape. I couldn't find much information on this…
Architecture

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

2 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

2 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)

2 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

3 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

4 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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Aishti by the Sea Featured On NY Times’ List of Coolest, Most Cultured New Malls

5 months ago
The New York Times published a list on the World’s coolest, Most Cultured New Malls and featured the new Aishti contemporary museum that opened back in October 2015. I’ve been to that new complex a ...
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Casa Brutale: Stunning Faqra House Built Inside A Cliff

7 months ago
Netherlands-based architects Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) are building a cliff residence in Faqra for Demco Properties’s CEO Alex Demirdjian. The 2,906 square feet residence should be completed by 2018. Looking at OPA’s website, the ...
Architecture

Jounieh Dream Beach House

7 months ago
I live in Jounieh yet I’ve never spotted this house. It is a private residence designed by New York-based architects SOMA right on the Mediterranean sea. In order to defend against the waves, there’s a ...
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