Architecture of Kuwait

AOK is a platform dedicated to showcasing Kuwait’s creative talents through online projects and portfolios, providing you with creative opportunities, and exposure to the world of design.

Architecture of Kuwait is an extremely well done website that displays all sort of architecture and design projects taking place in Kuwait. I have recently been following them because of a post on 248am and they have some very nicely done articles and I love the pictures, always high quality photographs of the projects. They do show some projects that are coming to Kuwait or in the plan to be done, and some of them are amazing. There is also an interesting job section for people in the field of architecture and design which I think is very unique for this type of site. I do enjoy some of the highlight items they cover and I check every few days to see whats new, and I hope they continue to build this site as it has a lot of amazing potential.

Link: ArchOfKuwait

Malibu Birdview Residence

The warm sandy beaches on the Pacific coastlines inspire impressive cribs in terms of size and architecture. For today we would like to showcase the imposing Birdview Residence designed by Doug Burdge in collaboration with interior designer Tim Clarke and located in Malibu. This diverse modern home stretches over 10,000 square feet and has no less than seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

This house feels like a breath of fresh air, I just love the huge windows not hiding any part of the view. A beautiful pool by the beach with this setting is amazing, I would spend a lot of time outside. The architecture is straight forward but the added style of glass and protruding stone adds to it and gives that nice open feeling. The interior is designed warmly and I would enjoy staying there, and I especially love the kitchen. Every room of the house has a piece of the amazing view, and that is the best part of this design.

Link: FreshHome


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Concrete Fortress In Warsaw

There’s security, and then there’s paranoia. The Safe House outside Warsaw, in Poland, appears to fall decisively into the latter category. It looks all bright and airy — almost Miesian, at first blush. But in an instant, the whole thing can mutate, Transformer-style, into an impenetrable concrete fortress that makes your local survivalist’s panic room look like a baby’s crib.

When I first saw the structure I thought it was interesting, I kept going back and forth between the pictures. I realized that this home is a fortress, completely armored home perfect to hold your ground against zombies. These are fully moveable walls operating on self sufficient mechanisms to keep the inhabitants from all exterior threat, and there are safe zones between the entrance and the main house that must be cleared with the right passcodes so you may enter. I don’t have a clue why someone would need a structure such as this in Poland but its damn cool, I wonder how much it cost to put in the machines that can move all these walls. And yes it has a retractable bridge, unless it had the Batcave right under it it couldn’t get any cooler.

Link: Freshhome


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Tropical House in Costa Rica

I’m not one for the hut style house but I do love the landscaping and the outdoor area of the house. The design of the infinite pool is amazing with the ocean just over the hill. This is a very nice open air design which is free of clutter and has a very fresh feeling to it. The villa has 6 double bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 dining rooms and can accommodate up to 16 people. This would be a very nice beach house design but our temperature go a little bit to high for it to be open air. I especially like the lighting and the open spaces of it, it feels very relaxing and serene.

The project “is a perfect hideaway of absolute privacy and comfort. The main entrance features a covered walkway over a 2.000 square foot reflecting pool of black volcanic candistone. Lined with columns of white palimanan sandstone, the walkways lead to the East and West bedroom suites which flank the great room, the villa‘s central focal point. Construction followed a deliberate theme of rustic simplicity through the selection of natural materials such as sandstone, bamboo and Cristobal wooden doors and flooring. The result is a blend of casual elegance and comfortable luxury.”

Link: FreshHomes


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Galacia House Spain

The interior solution follows a functional space distribution, coinciding with the blocks’ intersections, over 3 floors. The different levels are connected by a series of flights of stairs, located on a fixed part of the building and ending on a beautiful glass floor corridor that connects with the upper level.

With 2000 square meters to work with A-Cero have design a modern marvel with this piece of architecture. The blocks forming and design making a very formidable building, but it still feels very fresh and open. With two master suites featuring their own walk-in closets and bathrooms, a gym, kitchen, solarium, an imposing living area, and a amazing terrace. Based on the design and materials of the house it looks to be built from expensive materials, then you could see the Beolab 5 Speakers sitting in the living room adding to the decoration and costing well over $15’000, so I’m assuming everything else is on the same level of quality and price.

Link: FresHome


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Over The Cliff in Peru

This magnificent residence seems infiltrated in the ground with its asymmetrical volumes surfacing like a submarine. The home’s architecture is modern and diverse, offering unexpected angles of sight. Two amazing pools add color and entertainment to the overall project design. The building’s interiors take full advantage of the environment. Floor to ceiling windows allow unobstructed views of the ocean, while also ensuring a large amount of natural light during the day.

Rarely do I see house and think how the hell did they build it. It is a beautiful house built on a cliff with an amazing view, I haven’t been to Peru but I’m curious about going South America and there is a lot to see but this amazing design takes advantage of its location, I wouldn’t mind swimming in those pools during warm weather. The interior needs a little more work to be warmer, some more furniture and accessories and it would be perfect. I also think that there is a secret cave attached to house, just like Wayne Manor and The Bat Cave.


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Black & White Houses – Kuwait

I have probably passed this house at least 100 times over the past year, and I have seen it from the 5th ring road as it is getting built, always when on the way to the Avenues. To my surprise I find that the house is featured in a lot of architectural design sites and blogs, I saw and said to myself I knew that house only to read that it is in Kuwait. At first I thought it was three houses but turned out to be six houses molded together, you cant tell when one house starts and the other ends. I always liked the design of the house and wish more houses took this approach to the land they had instead of building the square blocks that they currently are building in most areas in Kuwait.

The project has been complete by AGI Architects who work in Kuwait and Spain, they really seemed to have worked on it to make these houses into the form that they are, with the combination of the white and black colors they merged the six houses on the three plots into overlapping volumes. From the pictures the house seems to have a lot of natural lighting and have been designed in a way to provide each home with its privacy yet seem as one unit, I love the underground parking I just hope it has more then two spots per garage. I’m not even sure how one person can reach the other garage but it is quite a lovely home.

Link: E-Architect
Link: Dezeen


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Fresh House in Spain

The house is located in Las Rozas, one of the wealthiest towns of Madrid. The dwelling’s plot has a surface of 1.368m2 with a light slope that A-cero has used in order to adapt the building’s three floors: basement, ground floor and first floor. The building’s surface is 762,47m2.

Now this is one very fresh house, its like a breath of fresh air when you look at it. I love looking at houses which are different and refreshing. This house has a very fresh exterior with a lovely pool out front, which looks amazing at night. I always think that to bring out the building you have to know how to subtly light it up to bring out the amazing architecture and I think they have done an amazing job with the house. I think the interior needs some more color to bring the life out even though I like white but it needs more warmth but the exterior is just amazing.

Link: FreshHome

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iPod Wall

Concepts like these are really cool, putting together an animated design acting as tiled photo display on 20 iPod Touches. This would be considered an expensive animated tiled imaged but still very cool, whats great is they took the concept and programmed it to output this into 20 iPod with one controlling iPod. It’s not very hard but still not easy to design a program such as this, but I love the idea. The wood part I would be able to do but the programming is out of my league.

Link: UnPlugged

The Fish House in Singapore

A work of art made by Guz Architects in Singapore, an amazing water front property that incorporates the environment into the design of the house. An amazing landscape for a solar powered house, it has a very fresh and open feel to it. From every room you have an amazing view of the sea, every room looks spacious but I think they need just a little bit more funiture.

I like how they have made a cozy media room in the basement surrounded by the pool in a U-shaped form, but I wonder about the acoustics of the room that has three walls of glass. And I like how they have a lot of fun outdoor areas, the covered area on the ground floor, and the fun spot on the roof.

Link: FreshHomes


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