Natural Environment; Geological Structures
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Nestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the coastline of Kuwait. Approaching from the desert, it slowly begins to unfold to the visitor. The formal structure of the house is designed to maximize views to the sea.
Upon entry, one catches a glimpse of the sea whilst descending into the public space. On this lower level, the chalet extends into the landscape and the sea, accentuated by an infinity pool and surrounded by a garden. The private side, located at the entry level, is concealed from the visitors by a bamboo wall. Bedrooms and private living spaces remain isolated from daily activities. A three-way stair, placed at the center of the building, organizes the different flows of family, friends and guests.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
House, Beach House, Single House, Star, Landscape
The challenge was to create an impressive villa that has a strong relationship to the inspiring landscape. The building is conceived as a high quality private villa that is able to accommodate a large number of guests without interfering with everyday family functions.
TEAM MEMBERS (9) :
Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, , Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, , Georg Thesing, , Bruno Martins Alfonso Gomes, , Daniel Muñoz Medranda, , Robert A. Varghese, , Abdul Hafiz Mohammed, , Moyra Montoya Moyano, and
AGi architects, 2011.