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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


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
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Status: Built 1998


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


Plot # 4328 in Kferdebian, Lebanon by Bernard Khoury / DW5

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Bernard Khoury / DW5

Plot # 4328 is located on a 535-square-meter parcel in Kferdebian, Mount Lebanon on a steep topography with a 10-meter drop between its road frontage and the lowest point on the site.

Image Courtesy © DW5 BERNARD KHOURY

Image Courtesy © DW5 BERNARD KHOURY

  • Architects: Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Project: Plot # 4328
  • Location: Kferdebian, Lebanon
  • Status: Built 2010


Aamchit Courtowers in Lebanon by Hashim Sarkis Studios

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Hashim Sarkis Studios


The project consists of four single-family houses on the coast of Aamchit, Lebanon as well as the rehabilitation of the existing landscape and old houses.

The site slopes west towards the Mediterranean, its angle allowing for embedding the houses in the landscape in such a way that the front is open to the view and breeze whereas the other sides of the house are protected by earth. Each house consists of a double-layer wall that retains the earth from the east and slopes with the land north and south.

Image Courtesy © Hashim Sarkis Studios

Image Courtesy © Hashim Sarkis Studios

  • Architects: Hashim Sarkis Studios
  • Project: Aamchit Courtowers
  • Location: Lebanon
  • Team: Hashim Sarkis, Boulos Douaihy (Project Coordinator), Rola Idris, Sandra Frem, Wissam Chaaya, Samir Bitar, Pablo Roquero, Cynthia Gunadi, Penn Ruderman, Christopher Johnson, Charif Tabet, Helena Briones
  • Construction Management: Polygon, sal.
  • Structure: Rudolphe Mattar
  • Mechanical: Roger Kazopoulo
  • Electrical: Roger Njeim
  • Horticulture: Exotica
  • Project Area: 1392
  • Completion Date: June 24, 2016


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


Calypso House in Jouneih Bay, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: SOMA Architects

New York-based architects SOMA delivered an outstanding private residence located on the north side of Jouneih Bay, Lebanon.

It is a significant milestone for a project whose design plunges into the sea, Calypso hovers over the water like a crystal emerging from the rocks. Nestled on a small strip of rugged rocks between the main road and the sea, the form of the house is derived directly from this ragged landscape.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Calypso House
  • Location: Jouneih Bay, Lebanon
  • Main consultant and Interiors: SOMA Architects
  • Structural Consultant: B.E.T RODOLPHE MATTAR
  • MEP Consultant: Wissam Tawil & Associates s.a.l.
  • Lighting Fixtures: PSLAB
  • Glazing: Glassline, VITROCSA
  • Wood Ceiling: Zinaline


Unilux Showroom in Jall Ed Dib, Lebanon by SOMA

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Founder Michel Abboud of SOMA attended the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards gala to accept the best retail award for SOMA’s Unilux Showroom. Winners were selected based on excellence in form, function and innovation.

The Architizer A+Awards is the world largest awards program that celebrates the year’s best architecture, appreciates meaningful architecture in the world, and champions it’s potential for a positive impact on everyday life.  Winners are chosen by an illustrious jury including such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from beyond architecture like Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA).

Image Courtesy © SOMA

Image Courtesy © SOMA

  • Architects: SOMA
  • Project: Unilux Showroom
  • Location: Jall Ed Dib, Lebanon


Byblos Town Hall in Lebanon by HASHIM SARKIS STUDIOS

Saturday, May 21st, 2016


Hashim Sarkis was awarded the commission of the new Byblos Town Hall after an anonymous open competition.

Byblos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and a World Heritage Site, has been growing outside the historic city bounds to the point where most of the city’s population now lives in its suburbs. Boasting a historic harbor, two crusader castles, several historic churches and mosques in addition to an extensive Phoenician, Hellenistic and Roman heritage, the city is the most visited tourist site in Lebanon.

Image Courtesy © Wissam Chaaya

Image Courtesy © Wissam Chaaya

  • Project: Byblos Town Hall
  • Location: Byblos, Lebanon
  • Photography: Wissam Chaaya
  • Client: Municipality of Jbeil/Byblos
  • Contractor: Roger Stephan, Jack Chahla (site engineer)
  • Engineers: Isopak (Electromechanical and Structural)
  • Landscape: Nayla AlAkl
  • GFA: 3583 cum
  • Site area: 1667 sqm
  • Building height: 14 m
  • Building depth: 4.15 m
  • Competition: 2011
  • Completion of Building: April 2016


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