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Every Line is a Possibility Public Lecture by Karim Nader

Subject: Architecture
Speaker: Karim Nader
Date: Oct 31, 2011 At 18:00
City: Beirut
Address: ALH (Architecture Lecture Hall) Dar Al-Handassah Architecture Building AUB

The Department of Architecture and Design of the American University of Beirut cordially invites you to a public lecture entitled “Every Line is a Possibility” by Karim Nader [BLANKPAGE Architects] on Monday October 31st, 2011 at 6.00 pm at ALH (Architecture Lecture Hall) Dar Al-Handassah Architecture Building AUB, Beirut.

Karim Nader graduated from the American University of Beirut with a B. Arch’ with distinction in 1999. In 2003, he received his M. Arch’ from Rice University. He has taught and conducted experimental workshops at the American University of Beirut since 2000 and has participated in conferences in Beirut and Europe. He currently teaches at AUB while pursuing his practice which includes architectural design, writing as well as painting and furniture design. He is interested in a variety of fields ranging from eastern philosophy to music and literature. His teaching and design work is a reflection of those multi-faceted interests.
Based on a reflection over projects and built work ranging from 2008 until 2011 and their associated narratives, this presentation is a meditation on the questions of engagement, poetry and meaning in the contemporary Lebanese architectural scene.
BLANKPAGE Architects is Karim Nader, Walid Ghantous and Patrick Mezher; founded in 2000, it is a collaborative design studio of architects, urban designers and artists. Driven by the desire to produce architecture of high quality and craftsmanship, the studio’s goal is to start every project from a blank page, i.e. without preconception of form or style. The studio’s credo is that each project should respond to the specificities of the context it stems from and that, driven by symbolic and historical manifestations present in the place and the particularities of the given program, the resulting building will be an event that moves the city and its inhabitants into a novel experience of space.
BLANKPAGE’s experience ranges from public buildings (cineplexes, museum, night clubs) to residential and commercial developments, of which “Pier 7” that has been featured in several local and international publications. In 2011, BLANKPAGE was declared winner of two competitions, SEF 355 office complex in Sin el Fil, as well as the Tabaris Project.

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