The civil war left a lot of houses in Beirut destroyed, and new buildings replaced many of the ones that survived. Henry Lucien is passionate about the architecture of Beirut’s traditional houses. So, he found a way to preserve this heritage. He collected windows, arches, doors, and columns from 45 destroyed Beirut homes and used them to build a house in Batroun. Even though he is not an architect or a painter, his passion drove him to create a masterpiece that cherishes and protects the Lebanese architecture. Henry works in Beirut so he couldn’t spend a lot of time in his house in Batroun. So, he redesigned his apartment in Achrafieh using, again, parts of destroyed homes in Beirut.
Lebanese Henry Lucien builds house in Batroun from 45 destroyed Beirut homes!
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