Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

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 call or WhatsApp 03753654 to book their visits. The Batroun house will be open as a museum for the 100 houses demolished from Beirut and include their photos and their accessories, as well as where they were located, and which…

Drone Footage of The Mokhtara palace

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, was rebuilt in the 19th century by Florentine artists. The palace houses a remarkable collection of oriental crafts, books, weapons, the Kamal Joumblatt Museum, works of art and mosaics and weapons and insignia from the Second World War. Check out…
Architecture

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

2 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

10 months 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

1 year 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 ...
Architecture

2018 World Design Rankings 2018: Lebanon Ranked #24

2 years ago
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 ...
Architecture

Lycee Abdul Kader Old School Building Finally Listed as Heritage Building

2 years ago
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 ...
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