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Architecture November, 9 2012

Secret House by AGi Architects

AGi Architects practice in Spain and Kuwait. Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan from the AGi studio are the brains behind this minimal, family house in Kuwait’s Shuwaikh B area. The distances between the built volumes are minimal to adapt to the desert climate and provide shaded spaces between houses. The search for an understanding of the nature of an Islamic family culture living with a Western lifestyle has shaped the concepts and is reflected in the relevance of the facade, privacy and sun protection. On the upper floor the rooms are positioned according to privacy and importance, alternating with areas for daily family use. From this level a staircase runs through the courtyard and leads up to a more private space with a large covered terrace that opens out on the main façade. This allows to enjoy both the city skyline and the sea view at the horizon in a private, shaded and lush landscaped area.

Click through the gallery above for a look inside of the house.

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