In 2007, architects Karine Fakhry and Diane Sawaya set up their studio in Beirut, where their practice addresses the built and natural environment through research-based contextual design, reexamining the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture, landscape interventions and media installations through a highly calibrated approach.

The way the community engages with architecture is central to their practice, as they seek to create long lasting experiences steeped in social context and human rapport. With a commitment to architecture that reappraises the aesthetics and functionality of each structure in relation to its environment, FAR Architects places the user at the core of their research and creative process.


Karine Fakhry

Diane Sawaya

Aline Daoud

Mathieu Kerbage

Nathalie Farah


Lost In Beirut,2021

The Monocle Travel Guide Beirut,2019

Lebanese Architect Awards,2017


-ING Creatives,2017

A Magazine n.85,2016

Noun Magazine n.203,2016

L’Orient-Le Jour n.14659,2016

L’Orient-Le Jour n.14603,2016

L’Orient-Le Jour n.14598,2016

21st Century Design After Design XXI Triennale Catalogue,2016


L’Officiel Levant n.31,2013


ELLE Decor Italia n.4,2011

Case Da Abitare Italia,2010

Monocle n.33,2010

Exhibitions and Awards

Dezeen Awards,2022

Identity Design Awards,2021

Capsule 42: Time After Time, Workshop -ING Creatives Festival,2017

Lebanese Architect Awards,2017

Triennale Milano Short Movie Award,2016

Triennale Milano XXI Exhibition,2016


  • Nadim Asfar, photography
  • Sana Asseh, photography
  • AteliéAB, maquettes and photography
  • Scott Benedict, photography
  • Fabraca Studios, lighting design
  • Nayla Gedeon, animation motion graphics
  • Carl Gerges, 3d rendering
  • Raseel Hadjian, website copywriting
  • Marwan Harmouche, photography
  • Hady Haswani, 3d rendering
  • Image Natives, 3d rendering
  • JPAG, 3d rendering
  • Joe Kesrouani, photography
  • Karim Khneisser, animation sound design
  • Nonverbal Club, identity and website design
  • Anastasia Nysten, furniture design
  • Oculis Project, photography
  • Yara Rahme, 3d rendering
  • Ieva Saudargaite Douaihi, photography
  • Spock Design, furniture design
  • Tanya Traboulsi, photography
  • Team, previously

    Yasmine Abboud
    Roula Aramouni
    Cedric Azzi
    Zeina Chaanine
    Bassem Chahwan
    Joanne Choueiri
    Karl Chucri
    Lea Daniel
    Aline Daoud
    Tracy Eid
    Roula Gholmieh
    Nathalie Habr
    Serina Harb
    Dana Jouni
    Yasmina Khalife
    Georges Khawam
    Alexandra Khneisser
    Halim Khoriaty
    Peter Matar
    Yasmine Mohsen
    Candice Naim
    Rami Nouhra
    Anatole Poirier
    Yara Rahme
    Nathalie Saleh
    Roya Semaan
    Michael Skaff
    Ramy Younes

    Work with FAR

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