Zaarour Club Resort Second Prize Winning Proposal / 109 Architectes

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Designed by 109 Architectes, their proposal in the Club Competition, which won the second prize, takes advantage of the natural setting while creating a distinctive yet unobtrusive project identity. Consequently, the primary challenge with the Resort is to construct the density required while still respecting and incorporating the rich natural environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Residence Staircase / .PSLAB

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Designed for Bernard Khoury of DW5 for a private residence in , .PSLAB’s aim for the staircase in this space is to highlight the distinguishing features and shape of the staircase, all the while offering a distinctive experience. inspiration in this project came from the staircase’s main characteristics. The aim was to create a lighting concept that would not only mirror these distinguishing features but also complement the structure. The constraints encountered came not from the space but from the lighting fixture itself which required special handling to turn a concept into reality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

CMA-CGM Headquarters / Nabil Gholam Architects

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Architects: Nabil Gholam Architects
Location: ,
Photographs: Richard Saad, Geraldine Bruneel, Fouad el Khoury

Zaarour Club / Najjar-Najjar Architects

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The design proposal by Najjar-Najjar Architects for the Club Project intends to combine a year-round destination for mountain lovers in Lebanon with the requirements for a sustainable development in . In this regard, the architects believe that it is most important to balance the development of real estate with attractions and activities in a healthy environment. The concept considers different functions and facilities in order to attract diverse users groups of all ages during the year. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Armenian Genocide Memorial Winning Proposal / Etienne Bastormagi Architects

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“In order for a pain to be healed… you have to acknowledge the fact that this pain has occurred” Maya Lin. Construction of the first memorial began in 1966 (during Soviet times) in response to the 1965 Yerevan demonstrations during which one million people demonstrated in Yerevan for 24 hours to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Genocide.

Inspired by the above events as well as the specificity of this memorial regarding the site conditions, the winning design of the project by Etienne Bastormagi Architects had to undergo a conceptual brainstorm. The design proposes a space – not only to remember the ones that died through the act of genocide-that is designed to celebrate the ones that have survived and helped us reach to our existing status. More images and architects’ description after the break.

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 Architects with Youssef Tohmé

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Architects: 109 Architects with
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Project Team: Ibrahim Berberi , Nada Assaf, Rani Boustani, Etienne Nassar, Emile Khayat, Naja Chidiac, Richard Kassab
Client: Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
Budget: $33M USD
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 109 Architectes

 

Flashback: B 018 / Bernard Khoury Architects

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B 018 is a music club designed by Bernard Khoury Architects, a place of nocturnal survival. In the early months of 1998, the B 018 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 . 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.

Achrafieh 732 / Bernard Khoury Architects

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Architect: Bernard Khoury Architects
Location: Beirut,
Project Year: 2008
Photography: Bernard Khoury Architects

   

Plot 7950 / Bernard Khoury Architects

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Architect: Bernard Khoury Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
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Plot #183 / Bernard Khoury Architects

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Architect: Bernard Khoury Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
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Plot 4328 / Bernard Khoury Architects

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Architect: Bernard Khoury Architects
Location: Kferdebian,
Project Year: 2010
Client: Loft Investment
Photography: Bernard Khoury Architects

   

In Progress: ABC Dbayeh Department Store and Cinema Façade / nARCHITECTS

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Architects: nARCHITECTS
Location: ,
Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Principals); Tiago Barros, Stephen Hagmann, Hubert Pelletier (Project Architects); Seung Teak Lee, Julia Chapman, Christopher Grabow (Design Team); Competition Phase: Alice Wong (Project Designer), Dominique Gonfard, Adam Vana
Architect of Record: ABC Technical Team: Lamia Jallad, Bascir Muhanna, Johnny Salman
Client: ABC S.A.L.
Structural Engineer: BRM
Lighting Designer: DEBBAS
Landscape: ZMK
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of nARCHITECTS

BLC Headquarter Landmark / Hapsitus

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based, Lebanese architect firm Hapsitus has presented us their work for the BLC Headquarter Landmark high rise design competition in Beirut. Follow after the break for more images of their winning proposal for this highly visible project.

The Cube / Orange Architects

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Orange Architects, a partnership between Dutch architecture firms JSA, CIMKA and HofmanDujardin, shared with us their design of a luxury apartment block on Plot 941 in Sin el Fil, an eastern district of . The design was commissioned by the Lebanese development corporation Masharii.  The 50-metre-tall block will contain 19 apartments ranging in size from 90 to 180 m2.

Follow us after the break for more on this project.

Beirut Residential Building / ACCENT DESIGN GROUP

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Adjacent to a central transportation artery for the city of , 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.

In Progress: USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes

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Architects: 109 architectes
Location: ,
Client: Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
Partner in Charge: Ibrahim Berberi
Architect in Charge: Nada Assaf TEAM: Rani Boustani, Etienne Nassar, Emile Khayat, Naja Chidiac, Richard Kassab
Collaborating Architect: Youssef Tohme
Project Area: 57,000 sqm
Photographs: 109 architectes

Collective Tower / Adrian Lahoud

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The Collective Tower, proposed for , , by Adrian Lahoud addresses the co-existence between different city forms, specifically the small-scaled, fine-grained building divisions within towers and skyscrapers.

More on the project after the break.

Emile Rassam Building / Paul Kaloustian

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Producing an image between the real and the virtual, the Emile Rassam Building, by architect Paul Kaloustian, becomes a statement of identity in Dekwaneh, , Lebanon. Through its materiality, a sense of disappearance is generated by the envelope which becomes an active instrument that reflects the changes in weather and light conditions. More images and architect’s description after the break.