A look at award-winning Kuwait firm AGi’s new project ‘Nirvana Home’
The award-winning Spain and Kuwait-based architecture firm AGi, led by Nasser B. Abulhasan and Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, has just revealed images of its latest project called Nirvana Home.
Located in Kuwait’s Mesillah neighbourhood, the private residence is inspired by the surrounding culture, the architects said, which is reflected in the spatial layout of the structure’s ground level.
Intended to respond to the needs of socialising, the ground floor spaces were designed to face one another, detached from the surroundings and interconnected through a series of courtyards.
Further, the series of geometric voids in grey polished marble contrast with the exterior’s white rough ceramic finish. The duality of textures is similar to that found in a marble quarry, where the polished geometric voids contrast with the natural mountain terrain.
“Inside Nirvana Home, the horizon and the sea begin to dominate and the building is marked by a formidable diagonal that displaces matter so as to reach maximum transparency,” wrote the architects in a statement, “allowing rooms on different façades to look towards the sea.
“This strategy generates a string of empty spaces that become three-dimensional courtyards holding gardens at different heights and acting as shared spaces for parents and children.”
The last floor of Nirvana Home is where the private spaces are found, for the exclusive use of the parents who are able to preside over the indoor activities of the home without losing sight of the sea and the horizon.
The project leader was Daniel Muñoz, while onsite project leaders included Sara Barranco and Samer Mohammad.