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Des Choux et Des Idees in Beirut, Lebanon by Etienne Bastormagi

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Article source: Etienne Bastormagi 

Located in a prime neighborhood in Beirut, a parking spot for a residential building was converted into a pastry shop. Designed by Studio Etienne Bas, the 20 sqm contemporary shop is the flagship store for the brand “Des Choux et Des Idees”.

Image Courtesy © Wissam Chaaya

Wadi penthouse in Beirut, Lebanon by platau | platform for architecture and urbanism

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: platau | platform for architecture and urbanism

The project is an interior refurbishment of a two floors penthouse for a family of four, located in Wadi Abu Jamil in Beirut Central District. The original arrangement of the penthouse presented a fragmented circulation between its two floors with poor spatial interaction, and a narrow main foyer.

The most significant spatial intervention was the introduction of a double height space at the center of the house, reorganizing around it the once fragmented realms of living areas, work areas, storage and bedrooms.

Image Courtesy © Wissam Chaaya

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B018 in Beirut, Lebanon by DW5/ Bernard Khoury

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: DW5/ Bernard Khoury 

B018 is a music club, a place of nocturnal survival.

In the early months of 1998, the B018 moved to the “Quarantaine”, on a site that was better known for its macabre aura. The “Quarantaine” is located at the proximity of the port of Beirut. During the French protectorate, it was a place of quarantine for arriving crews. In the recent war it became the abode of Palestinian, Kurdish and South Lebanese refugees (20,000 in 1975). In January 1976, local militia men launched a radical attack that completely wiped out the area. The slums were demolished along with the kilometer long bordering wall that isolated the zone from the city. Over twenty years later, the scars of war are still perceptible through the disparity between the scarce urban fabric of the area and the densely populated neighborhoods located across the highway that borders the zone.

Image Courtesy © DW5/ Bernard Khoury

  • Architects: DW5/ Bernard Khoury
  • Project: B018
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: JON SHARD, ANNE FRANCOISE PELLISSIER and IEVA SAUDARGAITE
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Status: Built 1998

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East Village in Beirut, Lebanon by J.M.Bonfils & Associates

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: J.M.Bonfils & Associates

The concept consisted in lifting key contextual elements – traditional building material and Lebanese gardens –and revives them with contemporary interpretations. So conventional wood and dark stone found an unexpected contrast in vivid red metal, and space-efficient vertical gardens replaced their horizontal predecessors. These elements complement the diversity of the surrounding context. While it looks like a simple geometric shape from afar, the structure consists of three parallel elongated blocks each with a unique identity that’s revealed on approach, while a cantilevered section that extends out towards the street emphasizes the building’s partly public function, a contemporary art gallery that occupies the ground floor to introduce a cultural and commercial element to the project.

Image Courtesy © Art Director Kinan Mansour

  • Architects: J.M.Bonfils & Associates
  • Project: East Village
  • Location: Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Art Director Kinan Mansour, Director Chadi Younes and Wael Khoury Photography
  • Lead Architects: Jean-Marc Bonfils
  • Collaborators:
    • Architects: Marwan Matta & Lea Ksayer
  • Consultants:
    • Structural Engineers: Rodolphe Mattar
    • M.E.P Engineers: Kamal Sioufi & Associates
    • Contractors: Kfoury Contracting & Engineering
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 8000 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Banque Libano Francaise’s New Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon by Snøhetta

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: Snøhetta

Snøhetta has won the competition to design the new Banque Libano Francaise (BLF) headquarters. Located in Beirut, the project marks Snøhetta’s first ever commission in Lebanon.

“We are delighted to enter into this creative partnership with the BLF. In a time of profound change and transformation, the BLF is an ideal partner for Snøhetta with our shared ideals of sustainability, community, and dialogue.”, says Snøhetta founding partner Kjetil T. Thorsen.

Image Courtesy © MIR/Snøhetta

Image Courtesy © MIR/Snøhetta

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: Banque Libano Francaise HQ
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: MIR/Snøhetta 
  • Software used: Rhino

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Holcom Headquarter in Beirut, Lebanon by Lombardini22 & DEGW

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Article source: Lombardini22 & DEGW

A new landmark in Beirut: a powerful identity based on open interaction between cultures and between modernity and tradition.

Holcom H.Q. is a wonderful success story of brilliant, youthful Italian enterprise abroad. A tale of Italian design of the utmost excellence hinging around a major project in a particularly interesting location. The building is a pulsating architectural system bringing together people, processes, a mission, values and dreams in a highly distinctive and representative place, all meticulously designed in every detail, functional and beautiful to live in. The Holcom offices project has once again made Lombardini22 one of the finalists in the MIPIM awards scheduled to take place in Cannes from 15th-18th March 2016. First created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards are a prestigious competition held at the internationally renowned MIPIM real estate exhibition.

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

  • Architects: Lombardini22 & DEGW
  • Project: Holcom Headquarter
  • Location: 460 Corniche Al Nahr Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Ieva Saudargaite
  • Client: Holcom sal
  • Project leader: Marco Amosso
  • Architect on site: Domenico Ghirotto
  • Local Architect: Atelier des Architectes Associés – AAA SARL
  • Structural: eng. Nabil Hennaoui
  • Mechanical: eng. Fouad Hanna
  • Partners: Alias, Alessi, Bolon, Braun&Wuerfele, Cappellini, Cassina, EMU, Fantoni, Gemino International, Glass Line, Haworth, iGuzzini, Lualdi, Marazzi, Soema, Unifor, Vitra, Wicona
  • Area: 35.000 mq
  • Timing: 2011 – 2015

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Zeytouneh Square in Beirut, Lebanon by Gustafson Porter

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Article source: Gustafson Porter

Situated at the southern end of Shoreline Walk, Zeytouneh Square is one of a series of connected public spaces created as part of Beirut’s re-emergence from the 1975‒1990 Civil War. Research into each space revealed remnants of the character of the pre-war city that had been forgotten or destroyed. These remnants provided the inspiration for the four diverse spaces, each of which reveals elements of memory from the past.

Image Courtesy © Imad Gemayel

Image Courtesy © Imad Gemayel

  • Architects: Gustafson Porter
  • Project: Zeytouneh Square
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Tony El Hage, Imad Gemayel, Ahmad Knio
  • Client: Solidere
  • Drawings: Gustafson Porter
  • Area: smaller than 1 ha
  • Completion Date: August 2012
  • Landscape Design: Gustafson Porter

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Manoukian House in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA architects

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Article source: SOMA architects

Located in the mountains overlooking Beirut, Manoukian house responds to the severally sloping nature of the site as well as the surrounding mountains. The linear site orients south toward the views, and as such, the house is organized in an extremely linear nature.

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

  • Architects: SOMA architects
  • Project: Manoukian House
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Status: In Progress

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Sin El Fil in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: SOMA Architects

The three volumes of the mixed use compound are situated in Sin el Fil, Lebanon, near an important junction of highways and major roadways to the East of Beirut. The site also provides panoramic views toward the center of Beirut to the East and to the mountains to the West. In order to take advantage of this unique location, and the panoramic views, the project is conceived as three volumes arrayed about a central focal point in the center of the site. Each volume is in turn chamfered toward the outside, creating terraces toward their respective views, while on the ground floor, the buildings chamfer in, creating impressive cantilevers and freeing up large areas of outdoor space. The building directly along the highway serves as an office tower with a large retail base extending along the highway, while the other two buildings provide apartments. This positioning creates three basic outdoor spaces: one for a public drop odd, one for a private drop off, and a third used as a playground and collective garden space.

Image Courtesy © SOMA

Image Courtesy © SOMA

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Sin El Fil
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Lead Designers: Fady Stefan
  • Key Staff: Leo Sguera, Wissam Salameh, Steven Townsend, Kamil Czarnecki, Adel Dagher, Therese Makhlouf, Carla Saad
  • Status: In Construction
  • Building Type: Residential, Office, Commercial
  • Gross Floor Area: 17,000 Square Meters

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Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters by Bernard Mallat Architects

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Bernard Mallat Architects

The Nestlé Waters’offices & warehouse are located on a lot near the Beirut River. It is a project intended to function as a logistical platform for the company; a head office that doubles up as a primary storage and distribution site.

The scheme yields to the highly functional aspect of the warehouse by letting the vehicle path and turning radii carve its mass and produce a volume that maximizes size without losing efficiency. The office block acknowledges the importance of uninterrupted flow & sits atop the warehouse cantilevering above the access and creating a grand gate for the ubiquitous delivery truck.

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

  • Architects: Bernard Mallat Architects
  • Project: Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Ieva Saudargaite
  • Client: Venture Group – Rabih Saba
  • Year: 2014
  • Site area: 7488m²
  • Built area: 5500m²
  • Structural material: Reinforced concrete – Precast & cast in place, circular steel columns

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