B018: Bernard Khoury

Beirut’s most legendary club is literally underground, on the site of the Karantina massacre.  Bernard Khoury, a native of Beirut, knows his city’s history well, having lived through the civil war that raged from 1975-1990.  His first built project was an immediate success, it’s subterranean metaphor not lost on the throngs of Beirutis flocking to … Continue reading

Le Gray Hotel, Beirut

Beirut has been in the process of rebuilding for twenty years.  Once known as the “Paris of the Middle East,” the city’s center was gutted by fifteen years of civil war that dragged on until 1990.  From the ashes of downtown was born Solideire, a mixed-use development of tony addresses fathered by Rafiq Hariri.  Had … Continue reading