The Egg is not Getting Demolished (For Now)

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 Egg or the Dome wasn't demolished back then and there are still no official plans to demolish it anytime soon. However, "Solidere had plans since 2004 to demolish the structure straight away and when the way the land was sold…

In Pictures: The Synagogue of Bhamdoun

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 Synagogues in the Chouf area were built to serve the local Jewish population, some of whom were part of the immediate entourage of Fakhr-al-Din II. Our friend Jad Ghorayeb paid a visit to The Synagogue of Bhamdoun last week and…
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#Lifehaus: The First Self-Sufficient Project in the Middle East Coming to Baskinta

10 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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Take a Sneak Peek into ABC Verdun’s Garden

11 months ago
Ever since I shared exclusive pictures of ABC Verdun, I had many ask me if there’s any greenery or gardens inside the mall, especially that green areas have a positive impact on the happiness of ...
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AKK Architects Are Renovating a 19th Century Ottoman Mansion in Beirut

11 months ago
It’s always great to hear old Beirut houses being renovated, rather than being demolished and replaced by skyscrapers. Beirut-based Annabel Karim Kassar (AKK) Architects, which is founded by Annabel Karim Kassar, has launched the restoration ...
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Architect & AUB Professor Salma Samar Damluji Elected member of the Académie d’Architecture en France

1 year ago
Professor Salma Samar Damluji, a British architect of Iraqi and Lebanese descent, was elected member of the prestigious Académie d’Architecture en France a month ago. Dr. Damluji joined the American University of Beirut in 2013, ...
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What’s Happening to Beirut’s Rose House (La Maison Rose)?

1 year ago
La Maison Rose is one of the oldest mansions in Ras Beirut that was built in the 19th century overlooking the lighthouse in Manara. Back in 2014, British artist Tom Young, who fell in love ...
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Here’s how ABC Verdun Should Look Like

1 year ago
I shared few exclusive pictures from inside ABC Verdun a couple of months ago and ABC has revealed today a video showing how its newest mall will look like. Here’s what we know about ABC ...
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Pictures of The “Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant” Before it Gets Demolished

1 year ago
The Laziza brewery (“Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant”), which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 is getting demolished to make way for a new project called “Mar Mikhael Village” by renowned ...
Architecture

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

1 year ago
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 ...
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