Al Hamra Tower – A Work Of Art

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414 Meters Tall, The Tallest Concrete Structure in the World, uniquely designed to the highest specifications. With all the considerations and advancements they have made with this tower it is one of the highest quality building in the region, if not Asia.

I got invited to take a tour of the Al Hamra Project and was joined by Ansam518, and turned into a private tour of an amazing structure. What got a tour of the model to see how it is put together, what they did to bring this tower to life. I for one am very much looking forward to seeing this property open.

There are three parts to the Al Hamra Project, the Luxury Mall, the Parking Structure, and the Tower Itself. The ingenuity and design of this building is something that hasn’t been seen in this region before and I am thankful they went through this. The work that they did for this tower made the Municipality change and update their codes for these super structures, they took it upon themselves to make them understand that a superstructure and Prime Class A tower such as Al Hamra had its own set of codes to creature a structure such as this. They went against every wall, every political barrier that was laid in front of them, and every obstacle ahead of them and still came up with a structure such as this. I really am proud that a building such as this has come up in Kuwait.

The shopping mall will be a very nice combination of shops, close to downtown, Grand Cinemas will be opening up with every theater being a VIP theater, and I’m looking forward to good food in the cinemas at last. The parking structure can hold 2000 cars but knowing Kuwait that won’t be nearly as much as needed but lets hope that there will be times when its empty. There is a rentable space 1700 square meters per floor with an amazing unobstructed 360 degree view of Kuwait, on clear day you can see very far. With the ways they have designed the elevators you won’t wait longer then 30 seconds for an elevator. With the rear of each floor having a unique corridor which overlooks a limestone clad wall curved for a specific design. The curving stone slab covered rear of the building it is designed in a way to take the most heat during the day and keeping it cool and to disperse the heat from the sun. When I was in the office areas the windows were still dusty and needed to be cleaned and I wondered how that would happen, to my surprise there are two robots that cover the whole length of the tower and take 30 days to go from top to bottom of the tower which is impressive.

There is a 3700 square meter spa and gym for women that will open up and have rooftop access to the the Luxury Mall. At the top floor of the Al Hamra Tower will be the triple height restaurant concept and ballroom with the two floors below it turned into a type of chairman’s club. This is what happens when a creative group of dedicated people have the chance to work on an amazing work of architecture such as this. I want to thank the marketing team at Al Hamra for inviting me to this amazing project and for the effort they have put into it.


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Concrete House in Madrid

It takes a unique type of architect to meld concrete and green together to look as good as this amazing house. They have taken to meld the two themes together with greenery all over the place, but still looks like some sort of ultra modern bunker. With the right type of lighting you can do wonders and they have with this concrete structure. And what I love about the house is that it does have an underground garage, I see that as a must in any home, so you can protect your vehicles from the harshness of the outdoors.

This is built over 1600 square meter piece of land which is a substantial amount of area to work with. It honestly looks more like a gallery then a home, it looks as if it is meant to cater to large amounts of people to view art work. I do love the cinema they have, great size screen with comfortable seating, and the library is very fun. I just hope they have elevators as the stairs seem a bit steep and not child friendly. The one major thing this house is missing is color, I like the ultra modern design but something needs to warm it up a bit. You need some color to bring in the warmth of a house, I’m a firm believer that the internal of the house can relate to the exterior of the house but shouldn’t be limited to it, this house feels too cold and grey on the inside. I still find it amazing.

Link: FresHome


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