The Lebanese people are known for their innovations, skillfulness, and imaginativeness. Of the many Lebanese architects, one of them stands out with her creativeness.
The Lebanese-French architect, Annabel Karim Kassar, grew major expertise in Architecture and Interior Design after founding her practice in Paris in 1994.
The French-born architect has been credited for her breathtaking work, especially in Lebanon’s capital. In the 1990s, she was the winner of a competition aimed at reconstructing Beirut’s souks.
Her architectural work range from Almaz by Momo, a restaurant in the UAE, and numerous residential, commercial, industrial, and hospitality projects in many countries.
Along with AKK’s architectural practice, Annabel Karim Kassar has also created Caï-light, a company dedicated to Lighting Design.
Now operating in Beirut, Dubai, and London, AKK’s architecture firm is responsible for many stunning venues, such as Strange Fruit and Bali-Balima in Beirut.
The Lebanese-French architect who worked on many projects in Lebanon and UAE is most famous for her work for the Al Zorah pavilion and a Golf club in Ajman, UAE.
Kassar also designed the Lebanese pavilion in London’s design biennale and created a Beirut-inspired streetscape, including a small cinema, and a barber shop, which earned Annabel a top prize at the biennale.
After the Beirut blast, the Lebanese architect worked on restoring the Bayt K façade, which inspired an exhibition in the prestigious V&A Museum in London, where the architect curated an installation aimed at honoring the historical architecture of Beirut.