During the 1950s, architect Constantinos Doxiadis was invited by the Lebanese government to devise a national plan for social housing. Eighteen different types of residential building were developed, each responding to the Mediterranean climate, regional topography and local building materials. However, a change of government in 1958 caused the ambitious plan to be forgotten – and since then nothing similar has been proposed or realised. Until recently, that is, when the artist Marwa Arsanios dug the drawings out of Doxiadis’s archives in…
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