Architecture between Politics and Urbanism

This is an article that has been published in Annahar newspaper dealing with the relationship between architecture, politics as a concept, and urbanism as a governing element in the architectural process. العمارة بين السياسة والمدنية مارون كساب 26 نيسان 2014 في خضم الاحداث الدموية التي تهز لبنان من كل حدب وصوب، وفي زمن باتت فيه […]

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Out of Control Suburbs Symposium

Speaker at the symposium yesterday at Hofstra University in New York. My presentation dealt with Suburban Sprawl in Lebanon in the past two decades, its financial history, and the main contributing factors.   Here is the final program of the Symposium:

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In the News

  Profiled on LAU Magazine: http://publications.lau.edu.lb/documents/lau-magazine-vol15-issue3-summer-2013.pdf Page 41 (PDF 43)

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Published Article: Nostalgia Will Not Save The Contemporary Lebanese Village

Article By Maroun Kassab Link to original article on annahar newspaper http://newspaper.annahar.com/article.php?t=adab&p=1&d=25029 الحنين الى القرميد لا ينقذ القرية اللبنانية من الاندثار  نحن اليوم في أمسّ الحاجة الى إعادة النظر في الشكل الذي نعطيه للقرى اللبنانية وخصوصاً المحاذية منها للمدن الكبرى. ان القوانين التي تتحكم بتصنيف الأراضي في القرى هي في أفضل الأحوال اعتباطية وفي الأسوأ […]

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The need for a new building typology in Lebanon

The suburban image of Lebanon is rapidly disappearing, and changing to a systematically raised concrete jungle. The state of affairs leading to this current situation could be attributed to many factors, and it is easy to cast blame on war, corrupt politics, class segregation and so on. But building regulation occurs first and foremost on […]

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Modernist Ideology

I am doing a lot of research currently, as part of my PhD, on modern architecture, and specifically, how modern architecture manifested itself in Lebanon between 1940 and 1975 give or take a couple of years. There is almost utter silence on the level of architectural theory when it comes to Lebanon during these years. […]

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Proposal for a Lebanese Coastal Metro System

I have been thinking about the possibility of implementing a metro (subway) system to Lebanon, and what only seems feasible in terms of topology is a coastal metro system running from Sur in the South to Tripoli in the North. This metro system would have many possibilities and advantages. I think with the increasing gas […]

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In Publication: Neokoroi

Maroun Kassab and Irina Verkhovskaya produced the temple and temenos plans for Barbara Burrell’s book “Neokoroi: Greek Cities and Roman Emperors”.

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