“The house with three arches” is probably in the collective consciousness, the symbol of architecture in Lebanon.
Around the year 1850, Beirut is transformed into a provincial capital and is found under the impulse of an increase of the merchant flows with Europe. The city becomes then the cosmopolitan metropolis with which the West deals.
From this recent economic boom, is born a new model of housing combining both oriental and occidental traits.
Here are some amazing pictures that show the most important element of Lebanese architecture, the triple arcade of old buildings that are still holding up.