Mop House, Kuwaiti Residential Building: House in Kuwait

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Mop House, Kuwait : Kuwaiti Residential Building

Kuwaiti Residence, Middle East – design by AGi architects

29 Feb 2012

Mop House

Design: AGi architects

New Kuwaiti Property

The site can be accessed from either side of the surrounding streets to allow for both a private and a public entrance. After moving along a curved wall that guides the visitor from the exterior of the plot into the center, one reaches the main entrance into the house. Upon entering through the main door frame, the space opens up to reveal the swimming pool and the public living areas of the house.

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pictures : Nelson Garrido

The form of the residence is reminiscent of the movement patterns of a mop, from which flexible volumes are organized diagonally around a central axis. This axis twists upwards to generate spaces that are channeling the vision in different directions: the front side of the house, side gardens and angles of the back street.

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The circulation surrounding the patio on the first floor contrives of a succession of living spaces, which not only communicate to one another, but also relate visually the interior of the patio to the exterior. The first floor overhangs to shade the rooms on the ground floor, and the patio is designed to define a break in between the volumes of the house, which subtly reveals a side garden.

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pictures : Nelson Garrido

The residence was originally planned to house one family with two small children, however in the future it could be divided into two units. The structure of the house and the distribution of the circulation, as well as the positioning of the entrances and lift allows for guaranteed privacy between parents and children in the prospective future.

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pictures : Nelson Garrido

Mop House Kuwait – Building Information

Project Name: Mop House
Type: Housing
Area: 1300 sqm
Location: Kuwait
Date: 2006-11
Client: Private
Cost: 1,2 Million €
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Design Team: Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan
Architectural team: Gwenola Kergall, Georg Thesing, Lucía Sánchez Salmón, María Eugenia Díaz, Germana De Donno, José Ángel del Campo, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Nicolás Martín
Engineers: Babu Ibrahim, Abdul Hafiz Mohammed
Drawing: Robert Varguese, Naseeba Shaji
Interior Design: AGi architects & Gunni & Trentino

Plans of this Kuwaiti house – Ground ; First ; Second:
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AGi architects
The Spanish-Kuwaiti architect studio AGi architects was founded in 2006 by the young architects educated at Harvard University, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan. Salvador Cejudo started to collaborate with AGi in 2007 and became a design partner in 2009.

AGi Architects

Mop House Kuwait – Building images / information from AGi architects


Kuwait Buildings

A recent Kuwaiti house design by AGi architects:

Secret House
Secret House
picture : Nelson Garrido
Secret House Kuwait

Another Kuwaiti house design by AGi architects:

Black & White Houses
Black & White House Kuwait
picture : Nelson Garrido
Black & White House

Another Kuwait Building design by AGi architects:

Al-Farwania & Al-Jahra Court Complex
Al-Farwania & Al-Jahra Court Complex Kuwait
picture from architect
Kuwaiti Court Complex

Nelson Garrido – external link to photographer’s website

Kuwait Buildings

Al Hamra Firdous Tower project, Kuwait City
SOM Architects
Kuwait City Tower
image © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Kuwait City Tower : MIPIM/Architectural Review “Future Project” Award 2008

Al Sharq Tower Building
Architects: Atkins
Al Sharq Tower
picture : Atkins

Al Sharq Tower

City of Silk, Subbiya, Kuwait Bay
Eric Kuhne & Associates
City of Silk Kuwait
picture from architect

City of Silk : massive city-scaled waterfront development, incl. new airport + seaport

Kuwait Boutique

The Avenues Kuwait

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