Frama uses neutral tones for Beirut concept store The Slow

Multidisciplinary design studio Frama tried to emulate a relaxed neighbourhood atmosphere inside this Beirut concept store, which features limewashed surfaces and simple concrete fixtures. The Slow – which was formerly an old-school cafe – accommodates a shop, eatery, co-working area and meeting room that locals can hang out in throughout the day. It’s situated in […]

Public Works exhibits plans of Lebanon’s windowless maid’s rooms

Public Works has created an installation focused on maid’s rooms in Lebanon at the Sharjah Architecture Triennial to highlight the windowless servants quarters built in developments across the region. Named The architect, the law, the sponsor and their maid’s room, the installation contains a collection of drawings of developments across Lebanon, with the servants quarters highlighted. These […]

T Sakhi’s Lebanon pavilion uses walls to activate social interaction

Beirut studio T Sakhi redefined the wall as a hub for social connection with its pavilion for Dubai Design Week, which comments on the “resilience” of Lebanese society in the face of current socio-political unrest. Sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi from architecture and design studio T Sakhi were commissioned to create a pavilion for this year’s […]

House of Many Vaults “kneels down” towards shrine in Lebanese mountains

LEFT Architects has built a house with a giant vaulted roof in the mountains of the village Niha that is designed to kneel down to one of Lebanon’s most visited religious sites. Aptly named House of Many Vaults, it is distinguished by its sweeping roof composed of multiple vaults that both dictate the home’s internal […]

MDDM to revive Oscar Niemeyer’s abandoned fairground in Tripoli

MDDM has revealed visuals of a subterranean business park that is set to reinvigorate Oscar Niemeyer‘s unfinished Rashid Karame International Fair expo site in Lebanon. The Knowledge Innovation Centre will contain a 60,000-square-metre business and technology park, with eighty per cent of its structure positioned underground. It is designed by local studio MDDM as a […]

T Sakhi creates public spaces using Beirut’s security infrastructure

Architecture and design studio T Sakhi has transformed security barriers into seating as part of a series of urban interventions aimed at creating social places for locals in Beirut. The multidisciplinary studio founded by Lebanese-Polish sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi wanted to introduce changes to Beirut’s urban topography that make its public spaces more engaging. […]

Blankpage Architects designs concrete church in Lebanon to complement 18th-century chapel

Blankpage Architects has built a church with a rooftop amphitheatre in Lebanon, being careful not to overshadow the historic chapel next door. The concrete Saint-Charbel Church is located in Zakrit, a small town over looking the Mediterranean Sea. The church sits alongside a small limestone-vaulted chapel, which was built in the 18th-century. Lebanese studio Blankpage […]

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