Born in Beirut in 1971, Gregory Buchakjian has spent years researching the heritage homes of the capital. Here, he talks candidly about the terrible aftermath of the Beirut explosion, the challenges being faced and shares his personal thoughts about the tragedy.
Located in the Bekaa Valley, Zahle is Lebanon’s third largest city and a hub in the region. The city is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is renowned for producing a large share of Lebanon’s wine, arak and poetry.
If Beirut had a soundtrack, it would be the rhythmic clanging of construction. It is an ever-evolving city, with new hipster bars, luxury high-rises, and trendy spots popping up every day.
Saida’s magnificent Debbane Palace is one of the few remaining examples of Ottoman architecture in the city.
Beyond their incomparable beauty, these four palaces have incredible stories to tell. Author Désirée Sadek takes us on a tour.
Interior architect and Instagram enthusiast Kabrianos Dinkijian shows us Lebanon from different angles.
The old stairs of Mar Mikhael and Jeitawi have seen the city transform around them. They hold memories of the city’s past; but as Beirut becomes more urbanized, like the old communities that surround them, they face an uncertain future.
For the first time in history, Lebanon will be officially represented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, with its own national pavilion.
Lebanon’s design community is thriving. From a wealth of incredible talent commanding attention at home and abroad, here is someone to keep an eye on.
On the lonely crossroad of Independence Street and Damascus Road in Achrafieh’s Sodeco neighborhood, once stood the Barakat Building.