Heritage Buildings of Beirut Placed on 2022 World’s Monuments Watch

The World Monument Fund has decided to place for this year the heritage buildings of Beirut and their surrounding on the 2022 World Monument Watch. This decision comes following the heavy damages that these houses endured from the August 4 Beirut Blast. The WMF estimates that hundreds of historic buildings distributed throughout the neighborhoods of Gemmayzeh, Mar Mikhael, and Karantina, as well as Ashrafieh, a prosperous area rising on a hill further south have been…

A 3D Recreation Of The Egg Building in Beirut

The "Egg" building is one of Beirut's most iconic landmarks. It was built in 1966 by Lebanese architect Joseph Philip Karam and was part of a multi-user complex including an egg-spaced shell and two high towers with spaces for leisure and offices. Only one tower was completed but it got destroyed during the Civil war and the Egg-shaped cinema is the only structure left standing there. Beirut Heritage shared recently a 3D recreation of the…
Architecture

Aerial Shots of the New US Embassy Campus in Awkar

5 months ago
Aerial shots showing the massive new US embassy campus in Awkar have been circulating online in the past week. The new US Embassy in Lebanon will remain in Awkar and will be built over an ...
Architecture

Beirut House Awarded Best Interior Design at the AD Design Awards 2021

5 months ago
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 ...
Architecture

Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

1 year ago
Known as the keeper of Beirut’s past, Lebanese collector Henry Loussian has finally opened his Batroun house, his own Sistine Chapel, to the public. The announcement was made on Instagram where he invited people to ...
Architecture

Drone Footage of The Mokhtara palace

1 year ago
The Mokhtara Palace is one of the most prestigious and well preserved palaces in Lebanon. The 17th century mansion, which was destroyed in 1825 during struggles between the Druze sheikhs and Emir Bachir Shihab II, ...
Architecture

China’s Proposed New National Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon

1 year ago
China’s Embassy in Lebanon Consul Abou Wassim, yes that’s his Twitter handle, shared recently a rendered picture of the new building of the Higher National Institute of Music in Lebanon, stating that the construction and ...
Architecture

Discovering Lebanon’s Hidden Gems

1 year ago
From Bchara el-Khoury palace and the Rose house in Beirut, to Kfarmatta’s old mill and Bhamdoun’s synagogue, discover some of Lebanon’s hidden gems and architectural wonders through the lens of Clara Rayes. Clara is a ...
Architecture

Lebanon’s Derelict Architecture – By James Kerwin

2 years ago
From abandoned mansions to ruined hammams and forgotten theaters, Photographer James Kerwin showcases Beirut’s derelict yet beautiful architecture in this photo series. I shared a couple of shots. Check out the full post on [DesignBoom].
Architecture

Old Lycée Abdul Kader School Building to Be Merged into a Mall

2 years ago
First there were rumors that the 160-year old building will be destroyed or modified, but then the Minister of Culture intervened and listed the Lycee Abdel Kader old school building as a heritage building. Fast ...
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