Star House \ AGI architects

• November 13, 2013

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AGI architects designed the Star House in Bnaider, Kuwait. Nestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the coastline of Kuwait. It slowly unfolds itself to the visitor, as it is approached from the desert.

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Upon entry, one gets glimpses of the sea whilst going down to the public space of the chalet. On this lower level, the house extends into the landscape and the sea, accentuated by an infinity pool in the garden. The private side of the house, 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 building, organizes the different flows of family, friends and guests.

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The organizational and formal structure of the beach house is dictated by the ability to maximize views to the sea.

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The initial design was master planned for three detached dwellings, each with extensive sea views while simultaneously achieving privacy from one another. The client, instead, opted for a single house, two bungalows and a boathouse, with possible plans for expansion in the future.

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+ Project facts

Design Team
Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan
Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea
Georg Thesing
Bruno Martins Afonso Gomes
Daniel Muñoz Medranda
Robert A. Varghese
Abdul Hafiz Mohammed
Moyra Montoya Moyano

Project : Star House
Type: Housing | 5000 sqm
Location: Bnaider, Kuwait
Date: 2007/2009
Client: Private
Photographer: Nelson Garrido

Awards:

  • Middle East Architect Awards 2013 – GCC Residential Project of the Year
  • A’Design Awards 2012 – Golden A’Design Award “Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category – Beach House”
  • International Property Awards (IPA) 2010 – 5 Stars Award Arabian Residential Property Awards “Best Architecture – Single Unit”
  • Cityscape Awards (Architecture Emerging Markets) 2010 – Highly Commended “Residential Built”

 

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  1. Cristián says:

    This must be a very, very!.. big family.