Menjez: From Megalithic Societies to Beit Al-Tourath

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Megalith /ˈmɛɡəlɪθ/ Is this the type of construction that resembles Stonehenge, where great stones are used without mortar or concrete to build a monument or a structure? There definitely should be a mistake; we do not have such structures in Lebanon. Or do we? Menjez is a village in Akkar, in the north of Lebanon, […]

Said Khalaf, A Success Story from Nigeria

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Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief Nigeria’s mogul Said Khalaf led the Setraco Group from a three-employee operation to a conglomerate of 16 companies with more than 22,000 employees. At a meeting with HOME in its headquarters in the Lebanese mountainside, he shares the wisdom only a lifetime of experience can garner. From humble beginnings Khalaf grew up in […]

The Corniche: Beirut’s Thriving Public Space

The Corniche stands out as a successful Beirut public space, used by Lebanese and tourists from all walks of life. Architect and designer Yasmeen Arkadan explores why. A single strip of pavement links the dense urban fabric of Beirut to the Mediterranean Sea. High-rise buildings lining the edge of the city stand tall against the flat expanse […]

HOME Visits: The Rich Legacy of Ghazir

  The narrow and jagged coastline of Lebanon, rising from small fishing villages up steep, green mountains, has given Lebanon its special character. It has attracted settlers, refugees and conquerors through the ages – and Ghazir, a town 27 km (17 miles) north of Beirut, has seen them all. According to Anis Freiha’s book Names […]