AL-MIMARIYA architects and designers for sustainable development is an award winning practice established in Beirut, Lebanon in 1998.
The main concern of the practice is to develop an architecture that is environmentally responsible and culturally relevant : An architecture that is inspired and responsive to it’s context .
By context we mean not just the site, climate and building materials, but the users and their way of life.
This we believe will lead to sustainable developments which is at the center of our concerns with energy deficiency the corner stone of our approach.
Almimariya worked on a variety of public buildings, school, elderly housing, commercial development, museum etc. Always responding to the context to meet the need of the client with sustainable development as the goal.READ MORE
Urban & Landscape
Post war reconstruction and heritage preservation is a major challenge . The office worked on two main projects, one in Beirut and one for a village in Mount Lebanon trying to reconcile these two important issues. Other public projects relate to community building and issues of accessibility.READ MORE
With projects in Lebanon and the Arab world, the practice translated clients’ needs for a home that responded to their lifestyle and unique context, while investigating the identity of architecture of the region in the 21st century.READ MORE
With sustainability at the core of the practice’s concerns, refurbishments are a main interest . Two examples of an extensive range of work are featured one in a rural setting and one in an urban setting.READ MORE
The practice believes in growing its abilities and skills through research and the challenge of competitions. The practice tackled competitions that dealt with issues of housing, ecology and sustainable development.READ MORE