NM apartment was designed by Paul Kaloustian Studio and it is located in Beirut. The basic approach is to eliminate the existing layout of the apartment and to focus on intensifying its potentials. The NM apartment enjoys unique views on to the Mediterranean sea from one side and the dense fabric of the Gemayze district from the other, which we enhanced by opening up the facades to allow total transparency. The proposed plan relies on three curved walls to define the spaces generating a re-orientation of the apartment towards the views with an expanded and open living, dining and entrance.
Paul Kaloustian Studio is a Beirut based Architecture and Design practice working on projects ranging from buildings to interiors. He received his Masters at Harvard Graduate School of Design and worked at Herzog and de Meuron in Basel. Paul has taught at the Boston Architecture Center (2000) and at the American University of Beirut (2009-10). He received the Moukbel Award and the Order of Engineers and Architects Award. His project “House in a Forest” was exhibited at the13th Venice Biennale and at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and in London in the exhibition “Atlas of the Unbuilt World”