Nirvana Home in Kuwait

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Nirvana Home in Kuwait

New House for Mesillah, Real Estate in The Middle East – design by AGi architects

13 Feb 2018

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

Design: AGi architects

Location: Mesillah, Kuwait

Nirvana Home

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

There are no words to define the concept of Nirvana, a mental state with effects in the physical and spiritual planes. This makes it difficult to explain and only those who practice meditation can understand how far they are from reaching it.

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These thoughts led us to name this project Nirvana. Words like “house”, “villa”, or “palace” fail to represent the scale of the building, its materialisation, or its spatial order. We prefer the term “home”. The features of a home are not physical, but rather emotional and affective, and Nirvana Home has been designed and built to satisfy the needs of the inhabitants in these terms.

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

This home is also a reflection of the culture within which it is developed. In this sense, its point of contact with the location at ground level is a public floor dedicated to socialisation, for the gathering of family and friends. With this purpose in mind, the spaces were designed to look at one another, detached from the surroundings and interconnected through a series of courtyards.

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The series of geometric voids in grey polished marble contrasts with the exterior’s white rough ceramic finish. The duality of textures is similar to that found in a marble quarry, where the polished geometric voids contrast with the natural mountain terrain.

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

Inside Nirvana Home, little by little, step by step, the horizon and the sea begin to dominate and the building is marked by a formidable diagonal that displaces matter so as to reach maximum transparency, allowing rooms on different façades to look towards the sea.

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This strategy generates a string of empty spaces that become three-dimensional courtyards holding gardens at different heights and acting as shared spaces for parents and children. The last floor of Nirvana Home is where the private spaces are found, for the exclusive use of the parents who, from this privileged position, are able to preside over the indoor activities of the home without losing sight of the sea and the horizon.

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Nirvana Home, Kuwait – Building Information

Type: Residential
Area: 6,000 sqm
Location: Mesillah, Kuwait
Date: 2012-17
Client: Private
Cost: Confidential

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

Main Architects: Nasser B. Abulhasan and Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea
Design Project Leader: Daniel Muñoz
Onsite Project Leaders: Sara Barranco and Samer Mohammad
Project Team: Margaux Van Houtte, Abdul Hafiz Bahi El Din Mohamed, Javier Alonso, Nima Haghighatpour, Ana López and Marisa Ollero
Engineers: Arturo Macusi and Joseph Thomas

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

Nirvana Home in Kuwait

Photography: Fernando Guerra FG+SG

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