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Design Miami launches an art and architectural drawing sale to fundraise for Beirut recovery

Architects for Beirut is a new fundraising initiative launched for Design Miami/ to help rebuild the battered Lebanese city.

Social Topography, a signed collage from Tatiana Bilbao on sale as part of the Architects for Beirut fundraiser. (Courtesy Design Miami/)
Social Topography, a signed collage from Tatiana Bilbao on sale as part of the Architects for Beirut fundraiser. (Courtesy Design Miami/)

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Two months after a “historically powerful” blast leveled buildings, killed 70, and injured over 3,000 people in Beirut, the Lebanese capital city still isn’t back to normal. In response, design forum and fair Design Miami/ has launched Architects for Beirut, a fundraising initiative to help restore the historic city’s damaged buildings and public spaces.

Now through November 17, art and design aficionados can shop for original drawings, signed prints, architectural models, and books (here) from Sir Norman Foster, Toyo Ito, James Wines, SO – IL, Sir David Adjaye, Toshiko Mori, Michael Van Valkenburgh, and many more big names. In total, nearly 100 architects or their offices contributed work for the initiative, and the pieces for sale range from “pretty affordable” (signed books and prints under $500) all the way up to one-of-a-kind hand drawings retailing for thousands. All of the proceeds will go towards on-the-ground rebuilding efforts.

   A gold leaf lithograph of the new Adjaye Associates-designed Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi. (Courtesy Design Miami/)

A gold leaf lithograph of the new Adjaye Associates-designed Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi. (Courtesy Design Miami/)

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