L’Armonial – Abdel Wahab El-Inglizi Street – Sector 62, Beirut, Lebanon
I wish other real estate developers would follow Greenstone’s example and try to preserve some of Beirut’s history by combining the traditional to the modern. What Greenstone has done is keep the facade of the original building and incorporate it into the design of the new building and the outcome, as you can see above, is amazing.
You can read more on L’Armonial and the project’s progress [Here].
I hope this project will inspire other real estate companies and our culture minister Gaby Layoun to avoid demolishing old houses, like Amine Maalouf’s residence, and try come up with alternatives similar to what L’Armonial did.
Consolidating the front facade
You can at least mention it when it’s a sponsored post.
I will make sure to let you know first thing when it’s sponsored.
Well ,it would’ve beeen better if the front facade was alone and kept that old image of Beiut
There is another project in Ashrafieh which is doing the same, at the corner of Furn el Hayek and Baroudi streets, although I dont know the name of it. I think these project look very nice, and unlike most people, I dont believe we should preserve every old building in Beirut (most of them are beyond refurbishing due to war and poor maintenance), but a select few are worth the trouble.
The Beiruti old houses are heritage of the city not your father’s, they aren’t owned by you nor by anyone else for them to be assigned value based on your tight defintion and narrow grasp of culture and history. Rather than believing, factualize and grab a book.
I actually find it horrible to combine these 2 together, just like the Louvre pyramid, it has nothing to do there, it’s like a tumor or a fungal infection or smthg..