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When Psy­cho was released in 1960, it was crit­i­cized for twist­ing and bend­ing the con­ven­tions of the pre­ced­ing decades of cin­e­ma com­plete­ly out of shape. Then bit by bit it was revealed that direc­tor Alfred Hitch­cock was cor­rect at every bend.

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We’ve been brain­storm­ing for sev­er­al months now. On and off, then back on again, some­times in for­mal meet­ings, but most­ly in between things.

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Hamra, where to?

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Take me back to Ham­ra Street. Not the strip of fran­chise restau­rants, or the avenue of glass-and-steel bou­tiques, or the boule­vard of fra­puc­ci­no joints, or the thor­ough­fare of parceled rub­ble piles.

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City of Now

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Beirut is a city of dif­fer­ence: 9 lay­ers of his­to­ry lie buried under 67 square kilo­me­ters on which tiny pock­ets of art-nou­veau archi­tec­ture squeeze into a mod­ern urban land­scape co-inhab­it­ed by 18 dif­fer­ent reli­gious sects in tac­it peace.

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Why I Dislike Architects *

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Renowned Dutch archi­tect Rem Kool­haas spoke this evening in Beirut about issues affect­ing not only the con­tem­po­rary archi­tect, but just about any­one who’s ever lived in a building.

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Dear Steve

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Dear Steve, I’m an archi­tect and film­mak­er, and recent­ly launched my blog. So in short, I sup­pose I fall smack dab in the mid­dle of the demo­graph­ic affect­ed by the ongo­ing Apple vs. Flash issue.

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