Articles tagged Lebanon

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For retailers that go global first, what should their eventual home flagship look like?

Beirut – Architect Rabih Geha designed the first flagship store for Images d’Orient, a Lebanese manufacturer that was already present in more than 50 countries.

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This rooftop bar shines a new light on the Beirut nightlife

Beirut – The Lebanese capital rises at sundown, due to its famously competitive clubbing scene. That’s where Gregory Gatserelia’s lighting scheme for Spine comes in. 

Beirut Towers by Herzog & de Meuron. Photos Iwan Baan
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Herzog & de Meuron builds a tower of vertically layered luxury apartments

BEIRUT – A tower of stacked concrete plates breaks the rule of faceless apartment blocks that are being erected as part of the city’s masterplan to rejuvenate the area.

Mark A-to-Z: C is for Concrete
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Mark A-to-Z: C is for Concrete

We take a look at five projects that have benefited from the qualities of concrete as a durable resource for family residences, public buildings and tiny houses.

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Paper Dome installation by YokYok and Ulysse Lacoste reflects on Lebanon’s rich history

BEIRUT – Paris-based atelier YokYok teamed up with sculptor Ulysse Lacoste to design a pivotal installation that works with its natural surroundings to provide the viewer with an emotional …

Local sandstone put to new use.
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Hashim Sarkis introduces functionality to a World Heritage Site

BYBLOS – How politically unstable Lebanon is investing in its future. 

The vitrine of lighting firm Unilux is a cave-like space that serves as a light installation by itself.
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Brand van Egmond lights up Beirut

One of the most fascinating cities on the Mediterranean, Beirut, is the ideal stage to showcase some captivating lighting sculptures from the hands of Brand van Egmond.

The house is conceived of layered wooden decks held by a steel structure.
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Amchit Residence by Blankpage

AMCHIT – Blankpage designed a beach house perched atop a gentle slope in a Lebanese coastal town.

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Najla El Zein Interview

Simple pleasures stand out in the work of Lebanese designer Najla El Zein, who animates all things ordinary.

The architects return effortlessly to Zaha Hadid’s earlier vocabulary of crisp dynamic forms and concrete cantilevers.
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Issam Fares Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects

BEIRUT – In her latest finished project, the starchitect returns to her roots and reminds us she is not a one-trick pony after all.