Tag: lebanon

The Abandoned Fairgrounds by Oscar Niemeyer

Tripoli, Lebanon

Edited by: Sundos Abu Reyal Photos by Herskhazeen   Herskhazeen visited the abandoned Rashid Karameh Fair in Tripoli, Lebanon to photograph and document the status of the project during Beirut Design Week 2018 press visit. In 1963, Oscar Niemeyer was commissioned by the Lebanese government to design a complex for international fairgrounds in Tripoli, Lebanon. Read More

Maroun Lahoud designs a minimal Maronite church in Lebanon

Brih, Lebanon

With white stone cladding and a striking contrast to the area’s abundant greenery., St. Elie’s provide a modern take on the traditional Maronite churches found throughout Lebanon.   Minimal cruciform windows carved directly into the church’s stone fills the spaces with natural light. The sun also filters in through the simplistic lined windows located above the Read More

Beirut Terraces

Beirut, Lebanon

Herzog & de Meuron 2016 Text by Herzog & de Meuron and images by Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Site The city of Beirut lies in the heart of the developing Middle East. Having always been a cosmopolitan city, it is a focal point of the region as a cultural and geographical link between Europe and Read More

Highlights// Regional Galleries at Design Days Dubai 2016

Dubai, UAE

Design Days Dubai comes back this year in its fifth edition with stronger representation from the Middle East. Galleries from the region are making up nearly half of the lineup as the fair has proven itself to be a strong launch platform for a young and creative generation of designers not just from the region Read More

IRIS – a spatial ocean dynamo

Beirut, Lebanon

Concept IRIS is an attempt at resisting the expropriation of ’s open coastline returning the sea back to the fishermen and the local habitants of the Ras Beirut district. Through architecture, it materializes the threshold condition between two very distinct, yet concomitant entities: the dense city and the open sea. Waves transform the kinematic structure Read More