October 7, 2015

Lebanese 'Brut'ism

The Arab Center for Architecture is hosting ''Lebanese 'Brut'ism'', an LAU Student Work Exhibition starting October 7 at 3:30 PM. The exhibition will be on display until October 9 at 5:00 PM.

The exhibition is the product of the Design Studio V Class of 2015-2016 taught by instructor Elie Michel Harfouche.

Read more here.


October 3, 2015

Two visits to Badaro and Furn el Chebbak

In celebration of World Architecture Day, ACA is organizing two visits:
  • Visit to Furn el Chebbek, guided by Naji Assi, on Saturday October 3, 2015, at 3:00 PM.
  • Visit to Badaro, guided by Elie Harfouche, on Sunday October 4, 2015, at 4:00 PM.

June 16, 2015

A unique screening of the German-Swiss movie « Concrete Love, the Böhm family »

DATE Tuesday June 16, 2015
PLACE  Metropolis Empire Sofil
SPONSOR The Embassy of Switzwerland in Lebanon, Goethe Institut, Metropolis Empire Sofil, Dots

A unique screening of the German-Swiss movie « Die Böhms - Architektur einer Familie » (English title: Concrete Love, the Böhm family) by the Swiss film director Maurizius Staerkle Drux, on Tuesday June 16, 2015, at Metropolis Empire Sofil in Ashrafieh, Beirut
The movie is about the life and work of the famous German architect Gottfried Böhm, a Pritzker Prize winner.
The benefits of this event are in support of the activities of the Arab Center for Architecture
Seats are for 30,000 Lebanese Pounds and added donations are welcome
For reservation: 03 209226 – 70706597 or send email to:

May 20, 2015

A discussion between Jacques Liger-Belair and Roula Moharram

DATE Wednesday 20 May at 6:30pm
PLACE  Arab Center for Architecture
SPONSOR European Union

A public lecture by Jacques Liger-Belair in discussion with Roula Moharram.
Jacques Liger-Belair, architect, is co-founder of AAA -Atelier des Architectes Associes
Roula Moharram, architect, is co-founder of MET Architects- Moharram Et Thalhofer.

The talk is in French.

April 22, 2015

A discussion between Samir Khairallah and Michèle Maria Chaya

DATE Wednesday, 22 April at 6:30pm

PLACE Arab Center for Architecture

SPONSOR European Union

A public lecture by Samir Khairallah in discussion with Michèle Maria Chaya.
Samir Khairallah, architect, is founder of Samir Khairallah & Partners.
Michèle Maria Chaya, architect, is co-founder of MARIAGROUP.

The talk is in English.


April 8, 2015

Tripoli fair visit and interview

​Monocle Radio, a report by Venetia Rainer
The Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli designed by Oscar Niemeyer
Guided tour with Mira Minkara and interview with George Arbid

April 6, 2015

World Book Award

Architecture from the Arab world (1914-2014) a Selection
edited by George Arbid
co-published by the Ministry of Culture, Bahrain, & the Arab Center for Architecture
designed by Jonathan Hares
wins two prestigious awards:

Most Beautiful Swiss Book 2014

Best Book Design from all over the World 2015 - Jury panel in Leipzig, February 6-7, German National Library

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