Topic: Lebanon

Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine to showcase two collections during Milan Design Fair 2018

Lebanese interior architect and furniture designer Richard Yasmine will be showcasing two collections during Milan Design Week, both stemming from a message to spread love and bring awareness about heritage and the natural environment. The first collection is called Hawa Beirut – an … More

Nada Debs’ newly-opened showroom and studio space allows visitors to better interact with her designs

Lebanese designer Nada Debs has merged her showroom in Beirut with her studio space in a effort to join all operations of her brand operations under one roof to allow visitors to better experience both her designs and working environment. Debs’ well-known Saifi … More

Initiative offers free rent to young designers to add vibrancy to Downtown Beirut

Beirut’s young designers are taking over part of the city’s main souk to show off their creativity and restore a culture which took root before the devastating Lebanese Civil War, which raged from 1975 to 1990. Khan Al Joukh is the name of … More

Lebanese architect creates home from recycled materials that generates electricity

A project to build a home made from recycled materials which also generates its own electricity has been unveiled by Lebanese architect Nizar Haddad. Lifehaus homes include a greenhouse for growing food, solar panels for generating renewable energy, sustainable water use through rainwater … More

Foster + Partners complete first residential development in Beirut

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Lebanon, a mixed-use development made up of three towers with residential and retail offerings as well as public spaces. Located in the Beirut Central District, just outside of the Solidere boundaries – a new … More

New prayer hall in southern Lebanon reinterprets the spatial experience of traditional Islamic architecture

Located amidst the rolling hillscape of southern Lebanon, the Anwar Sabbah Musalla was built by local multidisciplinary design firm Polypod. The client was television and film producer Ali Sabbah, the son of Anwar, a legislator from the 1980s, who gifted the land to … More

New images of Lebanese university extension designed by Fouad Samara Architects released

The Sheikh Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue (CASID), designed by local firm Fouad Samara Architects, is the latest addition to the campus of the University of Balamand in Lebanon’s Al Kurah district. Rising above its sloping site to offer views … More

Herzog & de Meuron’s new high-rise in Beirut reflects the urban environment

Just opposite Beirut’s landmark Phoenicia Hotel sits a residential complex by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron that reflects the city’s contemporary environment. Known as ‘Beirut Terraces’, the project’s jutting layers and sharp lines were informed with an awareness and respect for the … More

Lebanon’s tallest building completes in Beirut

Lebanon’s tallest building has been completed in Beirut following a seven-year construction period, reported the Council on Tall Buildings. Developed by Antonios Projects SAL and designed by ERGA Group, the 52-story Sama Beirut features a glass facade using materials supplied by the French … More

KKD redesigns iconic ABC Achrafieh department store in Beirut

ABC is one of the oldest retailers in Lebanon and among the first ones to provide fixed prices in a country where bargaining was a tradition, the first to employ women in its sales force, the first company to advertise in Lebanon, and … More

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