The Lebanese House: Saving a Home, Saving a City
June 23, 2022 - August 21, 2022

In the wake of the 2020 Beirut explosion, which killed 200 and left 300,000 homeless, buildings old and new across the city weathered immense damage. The French-Lebanese architect Annabel Karim Kassar, who founded the award-winning studio AKK, embarked on a personal crusade to restore one of the few remaining classic Ottoman-Venetian houses left in old Beirut. On view is a life-size reconstruction of the facade of Bayt K, a traditional Lebanese home in the historic quarter of Geemayzeh complete with a triple arcade, which Kassar hopes will spark conversations about how Beirut’s architectural past can inspire further restoration and rebuilding. 

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