WAF 2016 winner

nabil gholam architects WAF 2016 winner

nabil gholam architects won the Office - Future Projects category award at World Architecture Festival 2016, held in Berlin from 16-18 November 2016, with their project a.spire.

World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest international architectural event. The WAF awards aim to showcase the best buildings of 2016, with more than 750 award entries, 350 award finalists from 58 different countries around the world entering the competition. 

a.spire is a flexible project for a bank headquarters competition (BLF competition), providing an evolutionary yet durable architectural solution as well as adding an iconic silhouette in Beirut’s skyline.

Project team: nabil gholam architects, AKT II, atelier ten, FMDC Ltd., VDLA, BERM, Barbanel Middle East sal, Logic+Format, JVL Studio, SKA, TMS Consult, Acousystem Liban, DG Jones & Partners

AD 50

nabil gholam architects in AD 50, Arabia's top talents in Architecture and Interior Design 

Beirut Design Week

On the occasion of Beirut Design Week 2016, open studio at ngª showing a works by nabil gholam architects and artist Ana Corberó

Skygate formal opening

Skygate was officially inaugurated on Friday September 4, 2015 in presence of Mr. Edgar and Daniele de Picciotto, Signature Properties Holding and Mr. Nabil Sawabini, Mena Capital, the team of consultants and contractors that made this project possible and some friends.

Irany Oxy Engineering laboratories at American University of Beirut officially awarded the LEED GOLD certification

Irany Oxy Engineering laboratories at American University of Beirut officially awarded the LEED GOLD certification
This building was the first registered in Lebanon to be assessed according to the US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED sustainability scheme, LEED New Construction v2.2.
The university's aspiration was to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED Gold certificate.
The USGBC has approved in June 2011 all the Design Review credits submittal.
The IOEC officially received the LEED GOLD certification on April 22nd, 2015 and is the 4th LEED certified project in Lebanon.
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Terrain in Spain

When artist Ana Corberó and her architect husband Nabil Gholam moved to La Pajarita, a villa built against a rock face overlooking the Andalusia plains, they entirely remodeled it with a ‘radical vernacular’ accent.

Text by Celia Lyttelton
Photos by Roger Ricardo Labougle

Link to World of Interiors
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2015 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards

Commended in the 2015 Architectural Review
MIPIM Future Project Awards - ngª's

The Invisible Eco-Tourism resort designed with sustainable eco-living objectives in mind as a seaside all year round retreat preserves the natural beauty of the site located on a beautiful hill on Gökova Bay, East of Bodrum – Turkey. ngª's intervention had to be subtle yet pertinent by discretely burying itself almost invisibly in the Mediterranean landscape yet capturing the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.

The winners are honoured at a prize giving ceremony during MIPIM, taking place on March 11th 2015 in Cannes, France

Link to the project's page on nga website
Links to the awards website

Design Days Dubai

The sea urchins designed by Nabil Gholam and Guillaume Credoz for House of Today will be on show at Design Days Dubaï from 16-20 March, Booth 04. Do not miss it if you are in Dubai!

Damaged by War, a Villa in Lebanon Gets a Transformation

Check out the article in Wall Street Journal on our project, J House.
Text by Brooke Anderson
Photos by Roger Moukarzel


House of Today

By Nabil Gholam & Guillaume Crédoz

Prickly on the outside, delicious on the inside.

Sea Urchin in Japanese, a prickly echinoderm whose gonads are a delicacy and eaten raw around the Mediterranean, in Japan and elsewhere.

Prickly and difficult to handle from outside, it is delicious from inside, the sea hedgehog can be annoying if stepped on and is a difficult creature to pry open.

This barely abstracted bronze model can be opened to reveal a slightly convex oxidized sterling silver mirror plated white gold that comes into place to reflect the beholder.  

The dead uni eventually loses its spines to become a clean bold dotted skeleton.  Ex-uni or vanitas, is a reminder of all that is to pass, yet its interior mirror shines brighter.
About House of Today
Founded in 2012 by Cherine Magrabi Tayeb, House of Today is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment of Lebanon’s design culture.
Every two years, House of Today collaborates with designers who come together under a central theme to release a collection. This year, 30 talents were chosen to create a platform that unites local and international designers. Proceeds of the exhibition will contribute to help young emerging designers, giving scholarships to design students, and allowing the lebanese design to flourish on the international scene.

More information on www.house-of-today.com