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10 May 2023
Port of Beirut Renewal
Ashrafieh 569 building Port of Beirut Renewal
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Port of Beirut renewal by ALIPH
Soon after the 4 August 2020 explosion in the port of Beirut, ALIPH adopted an Action Plan for the stabilization and rehabilitation of the damaged heritage of the Old City. To implement this plan, the Foundation has been closely cooperating with the Lebanese Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) and international or professional organizations (including UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, IFLA, Blue Shield) to assess the needs and identify projects.

7 June 2022
Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House, Tripoli
Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House, Tripoli, Lebanon
photo : Cemal Emden
Niemeyer Guest House Renovation Tripoli
Designed in 1962 by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer but abandoned on the brink of completion when civil war erupted in 1975, the Rachid Karami International Fair was recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage tentative list.

26 Jan 2022
Port of Beirut Renewal Competition
The Inspireli Competition to Renew the Port of Beirut has extended its duration – now the deadline is July 14th, 2022.
Port of Beirut Renewal Competition

22 December 2021
AA101 Residence, Beirut
Architects: KAM Architects
AA101 Residence Beirut, Lebanon property
photo : Walid Rashid
AA101 Residence in Beirut
Nestled in a residential neighborhood that beams of conviviality and serenity, the AA101 Residence, designed by KAM Architects is a 550-square-meters duplex renovation project. With a modern classic style as an aim for the refurbishment, the design approach is mindful of the initial construction of the building, yet explores a more prevalent outline.

8 Dec 2020
LSB Regional HQ, Tyre
LSB Regional Headquarters in Tyre

13 Jan 2020
CH730 Villa, Chnaniir
CH730 Villa Chnaniir Lebanon architecture news
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Villa in Chnaniir
Totalling a plot area of 810 sqm, the plot is on the edge of a cliff which is a privileged spot overlooking the surroundings and offering wonderful views and an exceptional orientation. The new house in Channiir, at 500m altitude in the Mount Lebanon district.

21 Apr 2019
Cherished Glow Apartment, Ramlet Al bayda, Beirut
Architects: Wael Farran Studio
Cherished Glow Apartment in Beirut Lebanon architecture news
photography : Wael Khoury
New Apartment in Beirut
This home for a family of four in a serene Beirut residential area is an apartment that was fully renovated to provide privacy and flexibility.

8 Apr 2019
Senses Pool-House, Zahlé
Architects: Wael Farran Studio
Senses Pool-House in Zahle Lebanon architecture news
photography : Genia Maalouf
Senses Pool-House in Zahlé
Located in South of Lebanon, this architectural project was conceived and built as an extension to an existing residence. Therefore, this residential project is a beautiful exercise in fusion, where interior, exterior and landscape unite to create one holistic lifestyle canvas that speaks of design excellence.

17 Feb 2019
Open House, Baabda
Design: Domaine Public Architects
Open House in Baabda Lebanon
image : Domaine Public Architects
Open House in Baabda
The Open House is a contemporary addition to a traditional mountainside family retreat. Located in Abadieh, an hour drive from the Lebanese capital Beirut, this mountain village is a seasonal home for residents escaping the city’s summer heat and humidity.

9 Jan 2019
International Fair of Tripoli Building by Oscar Niemeyer
Design: Architect Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil
Tripoli Fairgrounds by Oscar Niemeyer Lebanon Architecture News
photograph courtesy Styliane Philippou
International Fair of Tripoli by Oscar Niemeyer
The museum was part of a planned permanent international fair designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the early 1960s. The building is decaying, including rusting steel reinforcements and concrete carbonation. The atrium’s basement ceiling collapsed in 2016.

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5 Jun 2018
Modulofts, Beirut
Design: Fouad Samara Architects
Modulofts Apartments in Beirut
photo : Nader Mousally
Modulofts Beirut Building
This building aims to create a new residential typology. Inspired by the purity of the traditional Lebanese house – the ‘beit’ – and the flexibility of urban lofts in London and Manhattan in the ‘Sixties and ‘Seventies, Modulofts is a 14-storey building made up of seven duplex lofts elevated off the ground level, on a single-aspect 206 sqm site, in Beirut’s established Ashrafieh district.

19 Jan 2018
U Energy Gym, Hazmieh, Baabda
design: Rabih Geha Architects
U Energy Lebanon architecture news
photo : Tony Elieh
U Energy in Hazmieh
A new interior for the U Energy boutique health club in Lebanon, designed using a philosophy committed to continuous improvement through knowledge. Located at Backyard Hazmieh – a melting pot of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs – U Energy was borne out of a need for respite from the hectic nature of daily life.

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5 Dec 2017
Architects: Foster + Partners
3Beirut Lebanon architecture news
photograph : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
3Beirut in Lebanon
Foster + Partners has completed 3Beirut – the first of the practice’s projects in Lebanon. Responding directly to the site and culture of Beirut, the scheme creates a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. The development also strengthens Beirut’s role as a centre for tourism, commerce, retail and entertainment while providing new green spaces at ground level for the city to enjoy.

8 Oct 2017
Bachoura Building Art, Beirut
Design: artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada BAD. Built by Associative Data
Bachoura Building Art in Beirut
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Bachoura Building Art in Beirut
Beirut Digital District commissioned the artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, in collaboration with BAD. Built by Associative Data, to paint a mural in the district of Bachoura on a building that bears the marks of war and awaits to be re-built in Beirut, Lebanon.

18 Sep 2017
U House, Beit Mery, Beirut
Architects: Paul Kaloustian Studio
U House in Beit Mery - Lebanon architecture news
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New House in Beit Mery
This property is characterized by its unifying concrete structure and glass facades.

24 Jul 2017
One Independence Square, Beirut
Design: BAD. Built by Associative Data. Architects + OAB, Carlos Ferrater & Vicente Guallart
One Independence Square Beirut building design
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One Independence Square Beirut Building

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6 Nov, 2016
The Cube in Beirut Building
Design: Orange Architects
The Cube in Beirut - Lebanon architecture news
photograph : Matthijs van Roon
The Cube in Beirut Building
CTBUH Awards – Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa
This residential tower was constructed for the Lebanese development corporation Masharii. The Cube is located on a prominently visible location on Plot 941 in Sin el Fil, an eastern district of Beirut. The concept of the 50 meter high tower is simple but extraordinarily effective: ‘MAXIMIZE’; making optimal use of the client’s wishes, the site’s potential, the local building code and the fantastic views on Beirut and the Mediterranean.

14 Oct 2016
BeMA – New Beirut Museum of Art Building
Design: architect Hala Wardé, HW Architecture
BeMA New Beirut Museum of Art Building
image Courtesy of Beirut Museum of Art
BeMA: New Beirut Museum of Art Building

3 Oct 2016
Issam Fares Institute, Beirut
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Issam Fares Institute in Beirut
photography © Hufton + Crow
Issam Fares Institute in Beirut

19 Sep 2016
Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque Building, Mukhtarah
Design: L.E.FT, Architects
Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque, Mukhtarah, Lebanon architecture news
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Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque Building
The Amir Shakib Arslan mosque in the village of Mukhtarah, Lebanon, opened on September 18, 2016. The mosque building occupies a renovated cross vaulted space with the addition of a steel structure and a plaza in front.

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9 Aug 2016
Banque Libano Francaise HQ in Beirut
Design: Snøhetta Architects
Banque Libano Francaise HQ - Lebanon architecture news
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Beirut HQ Building Design

6 Aug 2016
K Galleria, Kaslik, Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate
Design: MZ Architects
K Galleria Kaslik building - Lebanon architecture news
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K Galleria Building in Lebanon
The architecture of this building project is inspired by the ancient khan or urban caravanserai, the equivalent of the public marketplace in the Middle East during the Ottoman era.

24 May 2016
Unilux Showroom, Jall Ed Dib
Design: SOMA
Unilux Showroom Lebanon architecture news
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Unilux Showroom in Jall Ed Dib
This building was a winner at the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards.

9 May 2016
Casa Brutale, Beirut
Design: OPA Open Platform for Architecture
Casa Brutale Lebanon architecture news
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Casa Brutale in Lebanon
Designed for the people that want to live, literally and figuratively, on the edge, Casa Brutale was deemed to be a house suitable for James Bond and received feedback both applauding the design and questioning the implementation of its construction.

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10 Jan 2016
Midori Building in Badaro
Design: Paul Kaloustian Architect
Midori Badaro Building Beirut
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Midori Badaro Building Beirut
The stepped design allows the integration of planters with metal mesh panels creating a “tree building”.

28 Oct 2009
486 Mina El Hosn
Design: LAN Architecture
486 Mina El Hosn, Beirut tower building
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486 Mina El Hosn Beirut

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