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Star House in Bnaider, Kuwait by AGi architects

Approached from the desert and situated on the coastline this beach house is designed to maximize sea views while blending into the topography.

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All images, plans and information courtesy of AGi Architects; © by AGi Architects; Images by Nelson Garrido

Star House

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.

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.

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

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site plan

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ground floor

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first floor

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

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

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