2018 World Design Rankings 2018: Lebanon Ranked #24

The 2018 World Design Rankings list is out and #Lebanon is in 24th spot with 33 awards collected in the past 12 months. The World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. Countries are sorted based on the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Design Awards won, the total score is calculated based on the table below. Here's the…

Lycee Abdul Kader Old School Building Finally Listed as Heritage Building

After months of speculation over its fate, the Minister of Culture has finally listed the Lycee Abdel Kader old school building as a heritage building and therefore can no longer be destroyed or modified. Back in November, rumors spread that the building was being sold and that there are plans to demolish it, but the owner quickly denied these allegations. Students and parents protested and even signed a petition to stop its demolition and their…
Architecture

First Aerial Pictures of the Jal el Dib Bridge

3 months ago
The Lebanese Contractor Magazine shared earlier today few aerial pictures of the new Jal el Dib bridge. The first part is almost complete while the second is on its way. Whether they will ease traffic ...
Architecture

What’s Really Happening to Lycee Abdul Kader?

3 months ago
Destroying heritage buildings and houses, green spaces, public beaches has become an unfortunate trend in past years in Beirut, and the latest victim might me the old Lycee Abdul Kader building. I don’t know how ...
Architecture

Lebanese Aline Asmar d’Amman to Redesign Tour Eiffel’s Iconic “Le Jules Verne”

5 months ago
Beirut-born architect and founder of Culture in Architecture Aline Asmar d’Amman was recently tasked with redesigning one of Paris’ most iconic restaurants, Le Jules Verne, which is situated on level two of the iconic Eiffel ...
Architecture

Oscar Niemeyer’s Maarad in Tripoli Falling Apart?

6 months ago
Brazilian Oskar Nieymer designed the 10,000-hectare site, intended as an international fairground, back in 1962 but constructions were halted in 1975 and never resumed. In 2006, the site was “added to the World Monuments Fund ...
Architecture

Adding Some Life to Burj el Murr

9 months ago
Burj el Murr, dubbed the tower of bitterness, is a haunting reminder of the Lebanese Civil War that ravaged Lebanon for over 15 years. The building was built in the 1970s and served as a ...
Architecture

New BIEL Excavations Sneak Peek

1 year ago
After we got some early info of the plans and renders of the new, bigger BIEL set to open in the Tahwita region earlier this month on Gino’s Blog, I managed to get my hands ...
Architecture

Handiss.com: Helping Engineers and Architects Do Freelance

1 year ago
I came across Handiss the other day, and I must say I loved what this Lebanese startup is doing. Basically, Handiss is a web platform that connects engineers and architects to companies or individuals that ...
Architecture

Waterfront City: A Self-Sustaining City Coming to Life

1 year ago
My daily commute includes driving by the series of complete or nearly-complete buildings next to the Marina in Dbayeh. Like most, I just thought it’s another residential complex. Recently though, I got a tour around ...
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