Beirut, with its multi-polar geography, remains a theatre of conflict and local micro-wars; it is a city in need of a new housing policy – as the Syrian refugee crisis has revealed.
COP 21 in Paris ended in a positive agreement, more for recognising the climate change problem than for its immediate effect but since many years city networks are working in the right direction. Even in contrast with central government policies and private interests.
Still able to determine a building’s character and status, the custodian’s vestibule is a precious trace of a society drifting toward disappearance. Here we propose a reflection on this type of space, a fundamental place of mediation between the public and private spheres.