London’s V&A museum recreates heritage Lebanese homes

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In a new exhibition recently opened at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Lebanese architectural heritage is taking centre stage. Award-winning French-Lebanese architect Annabel Karim Kassar has unveiled The Lebanese House: saving a home; saving a city, an installation exploring the reconstruction of Beirut after the August 4, 2020, explosion that ravaged much of its urban fabric. The show documents the aftermath of the explosion and the reconstruction of the city’s heritage architecture through the plight of a single building – a 19th-century Ottoman heritage home that Kassar had already sp…

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