The Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) is a network of institutions and individuals from the Middle East and North Africa founded in 2012, working for the preservation of the region’s modern cultural heritage. We focus on photography, music, architecture and film.

 

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Casamémoire: Le Mag

Créée en 1995, Casamémoire est une association marocaine à but non lucratif de sauvegarde du patrimoine architectural du XXe siècle au Maroc. Elle a vu le jour suite à la démolition de la villa Mokri de l’architecte Marius Boyer. Elle regroupe des membres réunis autour de valeurs communes : préservation de la spécificité de Casablanca, valorisation du patrimoine architectural, du tourisme culturel et de la mémoire collective.

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Modern Heritage Observatory 2nd Regional Symposium

On the 1 November 2013, the Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) held its second regional meeting at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Arab Center for Architecture

Founded in 2008 in Beirut, the Arab Centre for Architecture (ACA) is a non-profit institution. Its aim is to raise awareness about architecture and urbanism within civil society and to provide a platform for debates about architecture and cities. The images below are from its growing archive of architectural plans, photographs and other documentation of architectural projects. 

 

1967, Khaldeh, Lebanon

Aviation Technical Institute

Detail view.
Architect: Pierre El Khoury

1962-3, Saida, Lebanon

Saida Serail

Mass Plan.
Architect: Assem Salam

1962-3, Saida, Lebanon

Saida Serail

General view.
(Photo by Hani Kosto).
Architect: Assem Salam

1959, Saadiyat, Lebanon

Tobacco Institute

Side elevation.
Architect: Kazim Kenan

1959, Saadiyat, Lebanon

Tobacco Institute

Watertank view.  Architect: Kazim Kenan.

1959, Saadiyat, Lebanon

Tobacco Institute

  Watertank view from below. Architect: Kazim Kenan.

1959, Saadiyat, Lebanon

Tobacco Institute

Watertank drawings.  Architect: Kazim Kenan. 

1947-48, Beirut, Lebanon

UNESCO building

Plan and sketches. Architect: Farid Trad.

1947-48, Beirut, Lebanon

UNESCO building

Elevation. Architect: Farid Trad.

1947-48, Beirut, Lebanon

UNESCO building

  Façade in the late 1940s. Architect: Farid Trad.

Beirut, May 2013

Modern Design and Architecture in the Arab World: the Beginnings of a Project

Exhibition organised by ACA.

Beirut, 2013

International Archives Day celebration

At the ACA offices, June 9 

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