Paul Kaloustian

Short Stories XII

2010-2020

67 x 57 cm

Edition of 5 + 1 AP

Courtesy of Studio Paul Kaloustian

(Giulia Brembilla, Shoghag Ohannessian, Nathalie Fatte)

Paul Kaloustian’s illustrated explorations may be viewed as rudimentary – a way to reach the unpredictable or the accidental, allowing us to catalyze creativity while breaking away from preconceived geometric compositions.   Working primarily with the medium of axonometry, the spaces presented here are conceived in the absence of a context, climate, or client; they focus instead on the artistic essence in the discipline of architecture. These images are frameworks of thought waiting to be filled with a program. They float in the abstract realm of paintings, indifferent to reality. They detach themselves from the established architectural codes of representation, transforming into conceptual constructs.   One of the main aspects of this intuitive approach is the large number of potential ideas, which are themselves a subjective interpretation of beauty. It is an experimental methodology to unlearn; a search for newness.   The Short Stories are not static works. As they move and shift, they also alter our perception of space. Here, Kaloustian attempts to explore new architectural possibilities through appropriated forms, cut-outs, displacement, land art, automatic drawing, and chance.

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About the Designer

Paul Kaloustian (b. 1972) is an award-winning architect based in Beirut, Lebanon. He studied architecture at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) and completed his master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He worked at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, before opening his architectural studio in Beirut. Kaloustian has taught at the Boston Architecture Center and at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He is the recipient of the Moukbel Award, the Order of Engineers and Architects Award and has been nominated for the EU Mies Award 2022.

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