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IXSIR Winery in Jbeil, Lebanon by Raed Abillama Architects

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Raed Abillama Architects

A living spine of revealed processes and experiences, in strict to the wine making process, debuts from within the existing, resorted, 140 year old house, to flow within the layered functional spaces of the wine factory as a exhibited living wine making body. Integrated within the green thick skin of the Basbina outskirts, in a site that overlooks the northern costal lines from its north-western edges, and the cedar lines from its south eastern stretch, the winery synthesises an old exciting resorted feudal house with the factory’s modern built structure. The initial approach focussed on the complete symbiosis of the built with the natural.

Image Courtesy © Géraldine Bruneel, Joe Kesrouani

  • Architects: Raed Abillama Architects
  • Project: IXSIR Winery
  • Location: Basbina, Jbeil, Lebanon 
  • Photography: Géraldine Bruneel, Joe Kesrouani
  • Footprint: 1848 m²
  • Built-up area: 5270 m²
  • Land area: 25000 m²
  • Year: 2012

Beirut House of Arts and Culture in Lebanon by François Blanciak Architect

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Article source: François Blanciak Architect

As a way to organize this cultural venue in a coherent way regarding program, light, and public space, the project re-uses the symbolic morphology of the archetypal pitch-roof house. The upper part of the building is composed of three main volumes that respectively contain artistic, cultural, and house-related spaces, and which are linked by a large triangular void. Structurally, two continuous circulation cores support the edifice and connect all the various disciplines from bottom to top.

Beirut House of Arts and Culture

  • Architects: François Blanciak Architect
  • Project: Beirut House of Arts and Culture
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Collaborator: Zoheir Mottaki
  • Program: theaters+ gallery+library
  • Type: competition
  • Date: 2009
  • Area: 15000m²


MYU Restaurant-Bar in Beirut, Lebanon by Paul Kaloustian Architect

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: Paul Kaloustian Architect

Located in the iconic night life district of Beirut, the MYU bar/restaurant inhabits an old small liquor factory. The design concept is based on creating 2 separate spaces of bar and restaurant defined by 2 vaults different in scale. These vaults which form a room within a room are made of stretch black fabric that is translucent. The original space is kept as found with graffiti and traces on walls and ceiling. The indirect cold cathodes lighting is dimmable thus allowing the space within the vaults to become darker and more defined once the light is dimmed. The restaurant and the bar communicate by a large \”window\” allowing people to connect visually.

Image Courtesy Joe Keserwani

  • Architects: Paul Kaloustian Architect
  • Project: MYU Restaurant-Bar
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Owner: JOE MOURANI
  • Area: 140m2
  • Photography: Joe Keserwani


Issam Fares Institute in Beirut, Lebanon by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Created as a nexus for academic study, research and policy making, our design finds harmony between natural and imposed landscapes – producing a building that emerges fluidly from its surrounds. A building that flows upwards, which is both open and spacious despite the constricted space it occupies.

The Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut serves students and academics while also providing a powerful nexus for local, regional and international researchers, thinkers and policy makers.


  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Issam Fares Institute
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Saleem Abdel Jalil
  • Project Team: Graham Modlen, Human Talebi, Brandon Buck, Miya Ushida


Hakawati – House of art and culture in Beirut, Lebanon by Ooze Architects

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Ooze Architects

Before the appearance and the diffusion of cinemas and of mass media the Hakawati was the main form of entertainment in Arabic-speaking countries and most notably in Lebanon. The Hakawati was a storyteller who thrilled his audience with a story. He was the spontaneous messenger moving throughout the city, a key-figure in stimulating social cohesion and in activating a public space for all.

Exterior Finale

  • Architects: Ooze Architects
  • Project: Hakawati – House of art and culture
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Areas: 16 000m2
  • Budget: 20 M EUR
  • Client: Ministry of Culture – Sultan of Oman
  • Team: Eva Pfannes – Ooze, Sylvain Hartenberg – Ooze, Florian de Visser –  Assistant Ooze, Omaya Malaeb – Assistant Ooze Beirut, Andre Chedid – Assistant Ooze Beirut, Alice Grégoire – Assistant Ooze,
  • CULTURAL PRODUCER: Lucia Babina iStrike
  • STRUCTURE: ABT – Ronald Wenting
  • SOCIOLOGIST: Prof. Samir Khalaf – Beirut
  • DATE: Competition /  01- 2009



Private Cemetery in METN, Lebanon by MKAA

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: MKAA

Client: Catholic Family who sincerely believes in God and in his Church wanted to have their own special necropolis in their home town village, Mount Lebanon.

Project Description: 4.80m x3.60m is the measurement of the cemetery site. 17.28m² will embody the remains of a family who owns a million of square meter.

Private Cemetery


Shoreline Walk in Beirut, Lebanon by Gustafson Porter

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Article source: Gustafson Porter

The ‘Shoreline Walk’ is a sequence of connected spaces which form part of the reconstruction of the Beirut city centre. The area suffered physically and emotionally during the 1975-1991 Civil War. Beirut was once a melting pot of cultures and religions but the war created the ‘Green Line’, a physical barrier between the Christian East and Muslim West. This might have been difficult to erase, however the rebuilding demonstrates the Beirut’s character and resolve.

Zeytoune Square Perspective

  • Architect: Gustafson Porter
  • Name of Project: Shoreline Walk
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Category: Future Projects – Landscape
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
  • Photographer: Tony el Hage
  • Software used: AutoCAD


BLC Headqurter in Beirut, Lebanon by Hapsitus Architects

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Hapsitus Architects

BLC Bank Beirut began a new departure in 2007 with a different administration, an impetus that gave rise to rapid growth and imposed the need for a new headquarters. The competition design brief required a building that would be a landmark in the urban texture of Beirut.

BLC Headquarter

  • Architects: Hapsitus Architects
  • Project: BLC Headqurter
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Software used: AutoCad, Rhino and 3dsMax
  • Consultants:
    ARUP London for structural studies.
    ZEF London for sustainability and low energy studies


3Beirut in Lebanon by Foster + Partners

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Article source: Foster + Partners

3Beirut – the first project designed by Foster + Partners to break ground in Lebanon – is revealed today. Responding directly to the site and culture of Beirut, the scheme will create a sustainable residential and retail development of international quality. The development will also strengthen 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.

Image Courtesy Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: 3Beirut
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Client: SV Properties and Construction
  • Programme: Detail design submission made on 8th March 2010 by Foster + Partners Construction Documentation began on 3 May 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 3rd December 2010 Ground works and site enabling started March 2010Due for completion 2014


Beirut Residential Building in Lebanon by Accent Design Group

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Accent Design Group

Adjacent to a central transportation artery for the city of Beirut, and situated at the nexus of two urban fabrics, this design negotiates issues of scale, unit diversity, views and zoning regulations. Stacked glass boxes emerge from a massing, which is positioned to maximize buildable area.

Beirut Residential building

  • Architects: Accent Design Group
  • Project: Beirut Residential Building
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Lead Architect: Elie ABS
  • Project team: Charbel KARAM, Ahmad KHOJA, Petia RATZOV
  • Project area: 11,000 sqm
  • Type: Residential Building


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