An Achrafieh apartment, designed Lebanese designer Marc Dibeh, has won the Best Interior Design trophy at the AD Design Awards 2021. The apartment was rebuilt after the Beirut Blast, and “serves as a metaphor for the creative resilience of the Lebanese capital”.
“For this project,” explains Dibeh, “I was inspired by Lina Bo Bardi’s 1950 House of Glass in Sao Paulo, and by Pedro Reyes’ [contemporary concrete] home in Mexico City.” Yet the two-storey apartment he designed in a palette of travertine marble, teak, French oak, and glass is distinctly Mediterranean. It embodies all the colour of the Lebanese experience: from the Paris of the Middle East era to the experience of emigration and yes, even of the endless cycle of building and rebuilding.
I added a couple of pictures from the house. You can read more about it [here].