This video is about the book release of Eastwest, the first monograph of nabil gholam architects.
For the past eighteen years, Beirut’s nabil gholam architects (ngª) has been developing an urban and architectural language for societies in flux; an approach that is informed by Nabil Gholam’s personal experience of conflict and rapid, often loosely planned change.
Gholam’s grounding in Lebanon’s richly diverse cultural and historical tradition and its openness to modernity and the outside world, has further served as a catalyst in the development of his pragmatic, joyful and humanist approach to building.
Shot in ngª’s office in Beirut, the video combines time lapse animation from the book signing event and interviews.
Producer: Nabil Gholam
Director: Halim Khoriaty
Interviews conducted by: Gökhan Karakuş
Production Coordinator: Joumana Arida
Editing: Edith Tegho
Sound Mixing: Shadi Abi Chacra
The video features interviews by (in order of apperance):
Oscar Riera Ojeda, Publisher, Oro Publishers
Warren Singh Bartlett, Writer, Author
Richard Saad, Head of Design, nabil gholam architects
Joumana Arida, Head of Communications, nabil gholam architects
Gökhan Karakuş, Designer, curator and theorist
Nabil Gholam, Principal, nabil gholam architects
Pierre Caland, Client
Mohamad Alem, Lawyer, Managing Partner of Alem & Associates
Joumana & Antoine Azour, Clients
Amira el Solh, Urban Planning Department Manager, Solidere s.a.l
Dr. Georges Arbid, Associate Professor AUB