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…

#Lifehaus: The First Self-Sufficient Project in the Middle East Coming to Baskinta

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 Nizar Haddad who was driven by his interest in green architecture "to develop the LIFEHAUS project which revisits and applies multiple long forgotten ancestral building methods, employing the knowledge of masters to produce the most optimal, ecological, self-sufficient and economical…
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Take a Sneak Peek into ABC Verdun’s Garden

8 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 ...
Architecture

AKK Architects Are Renovating a 19th Century Ottoman Mansion in Beirut

8 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

9 months 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, ...
Architecture

What’s Happening to Beirut’s Rose House (La Maison Rose)?

9 months 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 ...
Architecture

Here’s how ABC Verdun Should Look Like

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 months 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 ...
Architecture

Dar Group Commissioned To Rehabilitate & Extend Beirut Port

1 year ago
It looks like Beirut Port is getting a major makeover that will include rehabilitating and extending the existing cargo area and infrastructure. I’m looking at the pictures of this new Port and it’s too good ...
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