Located off a main highway in Kuwait, these six houses, which total 36,758 square feet, are differentiated from their surroundings by a stark facade design that serves to give the buildings visual prominence and helps to achieve unity among all residences.
Design concept and solution:
Two contrasting materials create the defining black and white motif—white stucco as a base for all the houses and dark gray stone bands that turn corners, go indoors, and flow throughout the project. The six houses are contained on three adjacent plots, with each divided up to accommodate two houses. The front villas are introverted courtyard houses that face an inner neighborhood street, while the back villas face the highway, with gardens buffering the houses from the busy road. Each house has large windows overlooking courtyards and gardens, and smaller strip windows looking out to the streets. Various outdoor terraces and pool areas are located at different levels to bring ample light into the interiors, while creating a seamless indoor/outdoor experience. Outdoor living spaces, light wells, and the variety of levels separate the houses from each other and create a sense of privacy and independence.
Total construction cost:
Spain Office: Alberto Aguilera 38 1a Planta 28015 Madrid Spain
Kuwait Office: La Oficina 1608 Alrai Industrial Area Block 3 Street 13 P.O. Box 24066 Safat 13101 Kuwait
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer:
Al-Ahlia Contracting Group
CAD system, project management, or other software used:
Autocad, Rihno, Adobe Software
Chinese Basalt Stone:
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
Paints and stains:
Floor and wall tile:
Alargan Swimming Pools Co. W.L.L.