Wall House

AGi architects designed a house in Khaldiya, Kuwait, as the physical expression of a family’s life; a large shell protecting everyone that inhabits it, with four patios developed three dimensionally.

AGi architects, Wall House
As in the famous Lewis Carrol tale, Wall House is not what it seems. Is it a fortress that closes itself to the world? Or is it an isolated place that avoids all communication with the exterior?
Wall House is the physical expression of a family’s life; a large shell protecting everyone that inhabits it. This shell embraces four patios which are developed three dimensionally. It allows the inhabitants to enjoy infinite freedoms internally, the patios, as air bites; penetrate to the terraces and the most intimate rooms.
AGi architects, Wall House
AGi architects, Wall House

A large lattice develops into the volume and creates a welcoming area, in the public ground level. This skin encloses the guest living room which is surrounded by gardens and terraces. Away from any uncomfortable view, at this same level, the family shares their own private luminous oasis.

The three daughters can develop their private life around three patios into the highest level of the house. A shared living room is extended to the terrace where in the mild weather nights, friends and family can relax, chat, eat and socialize. The open air terrace is connected with the mother’s private garden on the lower level without any visual connections.

AGi architects, Wall HouseAGI Architects, Wall House
AGi architects, Wall House
Cantilevered terraces and gardens are protected by shade, just as in an oasis in the desert. Vegetation and greenery are able to grow and climb freely on all the different levels. The house creates free zones where exploration may occur, allowing its inhabitants to know their selves better, ultimately protecting themselves to become free.

Wall House, Khaldiya, Kuwait
Program: single family house
Architect: AGi architects
Main architect: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
Project leader: Lucía Sánchez Salmón, Hanan Alkouh, Sharifa Al Shalfan
Team: José Ángel del Campo, Bruno Gomes, Lulu Al Awadhi, Babu Abraham, Abdulhafiz Bahi El Din, Waleed Fawzy El Demdash, Robert Varghese, Naseeba Shaiji, Sonia George, Abhilash Challiyil
Lighting: Irene Bas
Interior design: AGi architects and Gunni & Trentino
Singular works: Elena Rendeiro in collaboration with AGi architects
Art pieces: Alarcón Criado Gallery (Sevilla), Elena Rendeiro
Year: 2015

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