Adjaye Associate’s Aishti Foundation Photographed by Julien Lanoo


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© Julien Lanoo

In this series, photographer Julien Lanoo turns his camera toward Adjaye Associates‘ Aishti Foundation in Beirut, a shopping center and museum showcasing the private contemporary art collection of Tony Salamé, the founder of Lebanese luxury retailer Aishti. 

Located on a coastal brownfield site in central Beirut, the building integrates the two distinct programs by establishing what the architects call a “celebration of views into the spaces as well as a homogenising tiled design that presents a language throughout the building’s floor, façade and roof.” Interior spaces are organized around a reflective central atrium, while an undulating landscape along the water reclaims seaside public space, and opens up views over the city of Beirut.

Check out the full photoset, below.


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See more of Lanoo’s work, here.

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