Aerial Shots of the New US Embassy Campus in Awkar

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 area of 174,000 square meters at a cost of around $1 billion. They practically bought the whole mountain on top of the existing embassy and construction should be done by 2023. The embassy was designed by Morphosis Architects and Alabama-based…

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

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’ home in Mexico City.” Yet the two-storey apartment he designed…
Architecture

Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

1 year 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 ...
Architecture

Pictures of Beirut’s Planned New Corniche

2 years ago
Beirut Municipality is set to revamp Beirut’s corniche to add new bike lanes, greenery and more. Vladimir Djurovic, a Lebanon-based landscape architect, has been contracted to design the project and works should begin later in ...
Architecture

Someone Wants to Build a Tabarja – Jiyyeh Sea Bridge

2 years ago
Keserwan’s FB Page posted yesterday pictures of a project submitted to the Lebanese Presidency, that consists of building a sea bridge all the way from Tabarja to Jiyye. The study was prepared by a company ...
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