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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Kuwaiti Architecture. Our focus is on contemporary Kuwaiti buildings.

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Kuwait Building – Design News

Kuwaiti Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

New Sulaibikhat Medical Center – 11 Oct 2013
Architect: AGi architects
New Sulaibikhat Medical Center Kuwait
picture : Impresiones de Arquitectura

This building – which won the WAF Award 2013 Future Projects Health category – tries to create a new healthcare model: the courtyards attached to the façade are the driving element.

General Department of the Information System
Design: AGi architects + Bonyan Design
General Department of the Information System Kuwait
image from architects

General Department of the Information System Kuwait – 5 Apr 2013
The design proposal developed by the architecture firm led by Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, Nasser Abulhasan and Salvador Cejudo, AGi architects, in collaboration with Bonyan Design, has won the competition for the design and building of the future General Department of the Information System (GDIS), in Kuwait.

Alley House, Khiran Pearl City
Architects: M2H Design Studio
Alley House Kuwait
photo from architect

Alley House – 1 Apr 2013
Designing the Alley House was a unique challenge because of the restricted site situation and exaggerated linearity of the plot of 16m by 75m. The house is enclosed by two adjacent plots that restrict the main façade to not more than 16 meters at ground level, and not more than 13 meters above that level.

S Cube Chalet
AGi architects
Kuwait Chalet Building
photograph : Nelson Garrido

Kuwait Beach Properties – 22 Jun 2012
Building made up of three intertwined beach houses. The owners – two brothers and their sister each with their own families – want to continue enjoying the same exceptional environment in which they grew up, but with complete independency and privacy from each other.

Wafra Living, high-rise private residences
AGi architects
Wafra Living
picture from architects

Wafra Living – 26 Apr 2012
The Wafra Living residential complex is 42,000 sqm, offering three categories of rented apartments. The difference between them lies from the quality of finishes, type of facilities and their size. This type of exclusivity allows for a greater return on investment while at the same time breaking down the scale of the complex making it more personal to the individual resident.

BBS Preschool
AGi architects
BBS Preschool Kuwait Building
image from architects

BBS Preschool – 26 Apr 2012
AGi architects proposal for designing a bilingual preschool in Kuwait consists of two areas for different uses. On the one hand, educational facilities, including a kindergarten and a nursery, will be located in an area of 2,380 sqm and, on the other hand, a residential building of 4,590 sqm will house teachers.

Kuwait Cultural Centre Building
BDP, architects
Kuwait Cultural Centre Building
picture from BDP architects

Kuwait Cultural Centre – 12 Mar 2012
BDP was appointed by the Public Authority of Housing Welfare to design a Cultural Centre within the arid sands of the Kuwaiti desert. The new building will lie at the heart of Sabah Al Ahmad, a major new city, and will provide state-of-the-art facilities and an inspirational home for a wide range of cultural activities.

Kuwait Building – Recent Designs

Mop House
AGi architects
Kuwait residence
photo : Nelson Garrido

New House in Kuwait – 29 Feb 2012
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.

Kuwait International Airport
Foster + Partners
Kuwait International Airport
image : Foster + Partners

Kuwait International Airport – 4 Oct 2011
This Kuwaiti Building is planned to significantly increase capacity and establish a new regional air hub in the Gulf – the project’s strategic aims will be matched by a state-of-the-art terminal building, which will provide the highest levels of comfort for passengers and will set a new environmental benchmark for airport buildings. The building design is rooted in a sense of place, responsive to the climate of one of the hottest inhabited environments on earth and inspired by local forms and materials.

Secret House
AGi architects
Secret House
photograph : Nelson Garrido

Kuwait House – 13 Jul 2011
The urban fabric of Kuwait mostly consists of detached single-family homes highlighting a clear example of city-sprawl. To adapt to the desert climate, the distances between the built volumes are minimal, resulting in shaded spaces between houses. These spaces that work well as temperature regulators result in facades with little privacy and limited views.

Kuwait Buildings – Major Kuwaiti Designs

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
One of the The three tallest buildings to complete in 2011: Skyscrapers

Black & White Houses
AGi architects
Black & White House Kuwait
photo : Nelson Garrido

Black & White House

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

City of Silk : massive city-scaled waterfront development, incl. new airport + seaport
Approx. £40bn
incl. Tower of 1001 Nights – Burj Mubarak Al Kabir: 1001m high skyscraper

Villa Moda, Kuwait City
Design: eldridge smerin, Architects
Villa Moda Kuwait
photo : Ake Son Lindman

Villa Moda Kuwait
Eldridge Smerin was responsible for the design of Villa Moda’s main entrance area and lounge, public spaces and staircases, two levels of multi-brand fashion space, restaurant and café managed by the Caprice group, as well as the landscaping around the building.

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Kuwaiti Architecture – Links

Kuwait Boutique
Kuwait Boutique
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Kuwaiti Court Complex

The Avenues Kuwait City

Kuwait Children’s Hospital

Kuwaiti Exhibition Pavilion

Middle Eastern Architecture

Architecture in countries near Kuwait

Saudi Arabian Buildings
Jordan Buildings
Israeli Buildings

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