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Al-Nuzha, Kuwait: Mop House by Agi Architects
Agi Architects

The site can be accessed from either side of the surrounding streets to allow for both a private and a public entrance.

Agi Architects

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.

Agi Architects

Upon entering through the main door frame, the space opens up to reveal the swimming pool and the public living areas of the house.

Agi Architects

The form of the residence is reminiscent of the movement patterns of a mop, from which flexible volumes are organized diagonally around a central axis.

Agi Architects

This axis twists upwards to generate spaces that are channeling the vision in different directions: the front side of the house, side gardens and angles of the back street.

Agi Architects

The circulation surrounding the patio on the first floor contrives of a succession of living spaces, which not only communicate to one another, but also relate visually the interior of the patio to the exterior.

Agi Architects

The first floor overhangs to shade the rooms on the ground floor, and the patio is designed to define a break in between the volumes of the house, which subtly reveals a side garden.

Agi Architects

The residence was originally planned to house one family with two small children, however in the future it could be divided into two units.

Agi Architects

The structure of the house and the distribution of the circulation, as well as the positioning of the entrances and lift allows for guaranteed privacy between parents and children in the prospective future.

Agi Architects
Agi Architects

Location: Al-Nuzha, Kuwait Architects: Agi Architects Design Team: Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan, Gwenola Kergall, Georg Thesing, Lucía Sánchez Salmón, María Eugenia Díaz, José Ángel del Campo, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Hanan Alkouh, Nicolás Martín Year: 2010 Client: Private Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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