Rock House in Kuwait

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Rock House in Kuwait

New House in Abdulla Al Salem, Real Estate in The Middle East – design by AGi architects

10 Oct 2018

Rock House

Design: AGi architects

Location: Abdulla Al Salem, Kuwait

Rock House

This single family house is located on a corner plot of the residential district of Abdulla Al Salem, Kuwait.

Rock House in Kuwait

Photos: Nelson Garrido

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House in Kuwait

The concept stems from a controversial duality imposed by the clients need for complete privacy as well as the desire for distinguishing the house into an iconic building from within the neighborhood.

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House in Kuwait

The buildings’ structure is composed of reinforced concrete formed similarly to a folded origami, and the structure rotates around itself creating a central courtyard from which all the spaces in the house are turned towards.

Rock House in Kuwait

The openings overlooking the street rarely occur, however when they appear they are inclined to prevent views and excessive sun light into the interior.

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House in Kuwait

With relatively smaller spaces than the local standards, the design intent is to give maximum functional flexibility, by introducing multiple routes to enable continuous communication between different rooms without interruptions. Similar to traditional Muslim architecture, the use of corridors is avoided, instead the house is seen as a whole entity comprised of changing conditions based on the various activities unraveling throughout the course of the day.

Rock House in Kuwait

About AGi architects
The international design firm AGi architects was founded by two architects educated at Harvard University, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan.

Rock House in Kuwait

With a noticeable international character and a multidisciplinary focus, AGi architects offers a professional service emphasizing quality, creativity and exclusive design. AGi has a vision to create environments that create a lasting value for clients through distinctive and imaginative solutions. At present, the studio has offices in Kuwait and Madrid, with a team comprised of more than 50 professionals.

Rock House in Kuwait

The studio’s architecture is based on four founding pillars: innovation, an inherent life component, ecological and social interventions and research. AGi architects provides comprehensive services in architecture, interior design and urban planning.

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House Kuwait – Building Information

Residential: 1,300 sqm
Location: Abdulla Al Salem, Kuwait
Date: 2006 – 2014
Client: Private
Cost: Confidential

Rock House in Kuwait

Rock House in Kuwait

Photography: Nelson Garrido

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Kuwait Architecture

Kuwaiti Architecture Designs – chronological list

Kuwait Buildings

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photograph : Fernando Guerra FG+SG

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Design: AGi architects
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picture : Nelson Garrido

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Black & White Houses
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picture : Nelson Garrido

Kuwaiti Residence

Secret House
Design: AGi architects
Secret House
picture : Nelson Garrido

Secret House Kuwait

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Design: 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
Design: 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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