Star House by AGi Architects

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Star House by AGi Architects

Photographer Nelson Garrido has sent us some images of  a house designed by AGi Architects located next to a beach in Bnaider, Kuwait.

Star House by AGi Architects

Called Star House, the side of the house facing the beach has floor to ceiling windows, affording panoramic views of the sea.

Star House by AGi Architects

The design was initially for three detached houses, but the client decided on a single residence with two bungalows and a boathouse.

Star House by AGi Architects

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Star House by AGi Architects

The following information is from the architects:


Project Description

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.

Star House by AGi Architects

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.

Star House by AGi Architects

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.

Star House by AGi Architects

A three-way stair, placed at the center of building, organizes the different flows of family, friends and guests.

Star House by AGi Architects

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

Star House by AGi Architects

The initial design was master planned for three detached dwellings, each with extensive sea views while simultaneously achieving privacy from one another.

Star House by AGi Architects

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 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, Alfonso Gomes, Daniel Muñoz Medranda,
Robert A. Varghese, Abdul Hafiz Mohammed, Moyra Montoya Moyano

Star House by AGi Architects

Company Profile

AGi architects is an international design firm providing comprehensive services in Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design, Design Research and Consulting. An integration of skills allows the creation of places that provide lasting value for clients through distinctive and imaginative solutions. AGi architects was established in 2005 by Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan.

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AGi architects has introduced exceptional design, management and technical approaches to its projects in the Europe and the Middle East from its offices in the cities of Madrid and Kuwait. With a multidisciplinary staff of over 30 professionals including architects, planners, landscape architects, interior designers and other specialists, individual members of the design team can be carefully selected to reflect the necessary skills for the scope and scale of the project. Great emphasis is placed on continuity so that work is client driven rather than project centered. Clients work with architects they know and over time, the team is able to develop a thorough understanding of the clients’ business objectives and priorities and is able to make more effective contributions to their projects.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542814330 Kanwal Deep Kapoor

    definitely a wealthy client !

  • Abe Mohsin

    Stunning. Lovely clean lines and form.

  • James

    It's a good thing we like this. It's never fun to see our oil money squandered on ugly architecture.

  • fivedollarshake

    would have been nice to see some more pics of the inside of this house..

  • david braun

    Siza anyone?

  • blu

    hahaha @James.. who said it was your oil money?
    is that what you tell yourself as an excuse as to why you will never be successful and rich. Get a grip and dont be so ignorant.

  • http://kaocow.com Kaori

    It doesn't look too attractive on the front entrance but the rest is fantastic!!!!!!!!! I love houses that hide its beauty behind their gates/front doors. It's a humble design, in my opinion