LEBANON
Banks
Bank Audi-Beirut/Achrafieh
Bank Audi - Tripoli
Bank Aud i- Saida
Globe Bank (S.G.B.L.) - Headquarters
Globe Bank- Tyre
Bank de la Mediterranée - Mar Elias
Bank de la Mediterranée - Chtaura
Bank Beirut - Antelias
Bank Beirut - Cheyah
Beirut Riyad Bank - Headquarters
Adcom Bank - Headquarters

Ministries & Government Offices
The Prime Minister’s Offices - Sanayeh
The Prime Minister’s Offices - Grand Serail
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Syria

Religious Establishments
The Church of St. Elie
The Khachokji Mosque
The Hamra Mosque
The Hamra Center
The Machgara Mosque
The Monastery of St. Elie - Dhour Choueir
Al Amine Mosque - Down Town - BeirutAffairs - Syria

Hotels, Restaurants & Furnished Apartments
Marriot Hotel - Beirut
Vendome Intercontinental Hotel - Beirut
Sheraton Hotel - Beirut
Marriot Hotel - Galaxy Center
Concord Galeria
Mouawad Village Brummana
Four Points - Verdun
Marina Towers - Beirut
Platinum Tower - Beirut

Embassies
The Brazilian Embassy - Beirut
The Qatar Embassy - Damascus

Palaces & Private Residences
Palace Koureitem for His Excellency R. Hariri
New Koureitem for His Excellency R. Hariri
Palace Saida for Mrs Bahia Hariri
Villa Elie Skaff
Palace at Ballouny for Mr Georges Issa
Palace at Bejdarfel for Sheikh Raymond Abou Rached
Residence for Mr Robert Mouawad
Villa Elie Gharzouzi at Monsef
Villa Nabeh El- Safa (CAD)
D&D Jewellry establishment
Sheikh Saad Rafic El Hariri - Private Residence - Down Town - Beirut
Arab World
Palaces & Private Residences

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
South Obhor 3 Palace - Riyadh
Yamama Palace - Jeddah
Palace of Prince Khaled Ben Sultan
Palace of Prince Abdel Aziz Bin Turky Al Saud
Palace of Sheikh Abdullah Baksh - Jeddah
Palace for Mr Hassan Hajira
Villa for Mr. Mahmoud Maimani
Villa for Mr. Mohammed A-Moammar
Villa for Princess Fahda (Daughter of King Abdullah Ben Abdel Aziz)
Villa for Mr. Mohamed El-Seif
Villa for Mr Mohammed Al-Othman-Khobar
Villa for Mr Abdullah Al-Othman-Khobar

In Qatar
Villa Mr Sraiya Al-Kaabi - Doha
Villa Mr Naser Al-Kaabi - Doha
Villa Mr Ahmed Al-Kaabi - Doha
Moroccan Tent - Wajbeh Palace - Doha
Millenium Hotel - Doha
The Pearl: Parcel 04 / Parcel 05 - Doha

In Jordan
Palace Farid Khrino - Amman, Jordan
Palace Gaith Haffa - Jordan
Villa Ghassan Nuqul - Jordan
Villa Marwan Nuqul - Jordan
Villa dr Nidal Hamad - Jordan
Bank Audi - Three Branches - Jordan
Villa Mr Khair - Jordan

In Abu Dhabi
Island Villa for H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
Villa Abdullah Al-Saleh - Abu Dhabi
Villa Said Eid Al-Ghafely II

General Projects
Bin Jabr Group Ltd. - Abu Dhabi
Construction General Contracting House Ltd. - Abu Dhabi
Military Housing Project - Damascus
Saudi Oger - Obhor
Hotel Adel Al-Harithy - KSA
Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation SABIC Headquarters - Riyadh, KSA

Lebanon
Arab World
Care and Maintenance of Marbles

“The building’s regeneration and degeneration emphasizes the temporality of nature as an order of beginning and ending or, more broadly, life and death. The frequency of material failure due to weathering in early modern buildings had led, in more recent times, to the construction of buildings that are more efficient and more resistant to deterioration through weathering”.

As cladding has become dominant in contemporary production this raises a question about the manner in which it is to respond to ambient weather conditions and the possibilities of weathering.

Some of the consequences of weathering are:

  • Staining, it is often the result of the juxtaposition of two materials, stone and metal for example, as in many nineteenth century industrial buildings.

• Rustic, it is the degeneration of a surface of a building affected by the action of the ambient elements.

• Dripping and absorption, it is the effect of the infiltration of rain water into finished layer of a building, whether in the cladding material or between the joints.

“The aim in the argument that precedes is to revise the sense of the ending of an architectural project, not to see finishing as the final moment of construction but to see the unending deterioration of a finish that results from weathering, the continuous metamorphosis of the building itself, as part of its beginning and its ever-changing finish”.

The action of weathering has a marked effect on the colour and texture of the stonework. The slight erosion modifies the texture of softer stones, while the prolonged exposure over the years can lighten the colours. It is then up to the architect to decide on the sense of ending and deterioration of a building as he has to take into consideration the limitations and maintenance procedures of building materials keeping in mind the aging factor.


And for that, the latest technique used nowadays in industry for protecting stone surfaces from aging effects is the application of epoxy resins by vacuum. This process allows the filtration and deep absorption of the resins through the whole thickness of the tile instead of the surface application of polyester resins and glue. Allowing a preservation of the material, the epoxy resin changes the composition of stone filling all its gaps and maintaining it structure and texture. The cycle starts with the drying of slabs in a multilayer oven, followed by the application of the epoxy resin, then passing the slabs into a vacuum chamber before a manual recheck of the surface. Finally, the treated slabs are inserted in a second multilayer oven, where they are kept for three and a half hours to dry before process completion. For an ultimate result, it is necessary to keep the treated slabs rest for 24 hours before polishing and cutting.