The Guest House – Smart Campus in Lori, Armenia

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The Guest House – Smart Campus in Lori, Armenia

Lori Province Architecture Proposal – design by Paul Kaloustian Studio Architects

19 Dec 2018

The Guest House – Smart Campus

Architects: Paul Kaloustian Studio, Beirut

Location: Debet, Lori, Armenia

The Guest House – Smart Campus

The Guest House is part of the Smart Campus, located in the village of Debet, northern province Lori in Armenia.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

The SMART campus is a vessel for empowerment to anchor the Armenian youth in their ancestral lands where they can live prosperous lives.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

At the same time, it is a portal that connects them out so they keep pace with the advancements around the globe. The building as a whole had to embody these various aspects.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

This contemporary structure is a step towards proving that we can improve living conditions and uplift communities.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

The architecture is an hymn to the landscape, the land of Armenia.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

Beyond the main structure of the campus a sheer wall nestled in the descending landscape marks the entrance to the guest quarters. The sheer wall takes volume when the visitor enters through the gate. In turn, the volume shatters itself into an extension towards the landscape that unravels beyond its long glazed facade.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

About COAF
Children Of Armenia Fund COAF is a non-profit, non governmental 501(c) (3) organization. COAF uses community-led approaches to reduce rural poverty, with a particular focus on youth. Since the inception of its programs in 2004, COAF has funded and implemented educational, healthcare, community and economic development programs serving more than 28.000 people in rural villages of Armenia. In 2015, COAF debuted SMART, an unprecedented model for delivering superior and regionally relevant holistic educational programs in rural areas with an emphasis on technology, sustainability, the arts, health, linguistics, business and civic engagement.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

Smart Campus Guest House in Armenia – Building Information

Architect: Paul Kaloustian Architect
Client: COAF
Location: Debet, Lori, Armenia

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

About Paul Kaloustian
Paul Kaloustian received his Masters at Harvard Graduate School of Design and worked with 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 is a member of the Order of Engineers of Beirut since 2007. He received the Moukbel Award and the Order of Engineers and Architects Award for his academic achievements. His project “House in a Forest” was exhibited at the 13th Venice Biennale and at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and in London in the exhibition “Atlas of the Unbuilt World”. His project, “Smart Center”, currently under construction has been exhibited in the 15th Venice Biennale. Recently, he has been awarded the 3rd Prize for the international competition, the New Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. His work has been extensively published in the international press. Paul Kaloustian is the head of Paul Kaloustian Studio based in Beirut, Lebanon since 2002. The studio is currently participating in the Rabat Biennale titled “Agora” which will open in September 2018.

The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia The Guest - House Smart Campus in Lori Armenia

The Guest House – Smart Campus in Lori, Armenia – images / information from Paul Kaloustian Architect, Lebanon

An earlier post about this Armenian building designs by Paul Kaloustian Architect on e-architect:

COAF Smart Center Building in Lori Province
COAF Smart Center
photo © paul kaloustian studio
COAF Smart Center Building in Lori Province

Paul Kaloustian Architect

Location:Debet, Lori, Armenia




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