The sea into the desert. Areia, five houses with sense of identity, by AAP

Overview. Areia by AAP. Photograph by João Morgado
13/03/2018
The sea into the desert. Areia, five houses with sense of identity, by AAP
Associated Architects Partnership [Al Khiran] Kuwait
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Overview. Areia by AAP. Photograph by João Morgado
These five houses are located on the southern area of Kuwait, Areia is a group of white residences designed by AAP (Associated Architects Partnership) overlooking the canals of Sabah Alahmed Alsabah maritime city. As part of a planned community the houses are developed using the same architectural style to ensure a sense of identity while slight variations add a layer of complexity and uniqueness to each residence.
AAP Associated Architects Partnership interprets the kuwaiti way of life into a program that takes into account the project’s proximity to the seafront. blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior, the main living areas of the ground floor are coupled with patios, gardens and pools and offer inhabitants the flexibility to combine spaces according to their needs.

The program involves an interpretation of the Kuwaiti way of life and its needs, relating the main daily living areas with the beach, exterior patios, gardens and pool areas. Positioned in the ground floor and with a privileged view over the canal, they share the ability to combine their use by its dwellers, in order to maximize the overall flexibility, as well as associate the interior space with the exterior areas in a comfortable way, literally extending to the plot limits. On the opposite edge of the plot, next to the entrance, stands a formal social gathering space for guests, the diwanyia.
 

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Architects
AAP Associated Architects Partnership.-
Principals - Abdulatif Al Mishari, Osvaldo de Sousa, Rui Vargas.
Collaborators Archtiects
Telmo Rodrigues, Carla Barroso, Pedro Mi
randa, Alba Duarte, Lionel Estriga, Car-lo Palma, Mohammed Karout, Emanuel Grave, António Brigas, Elvino Domingos, João Costa, Hassan Javed, Duarte Correia, Mariana Neves, Luís Esteves.
Collaborators
Landscape Design.
Collaborators - Susana Pinheiro. // Interior Design. Collaborators - Leonor Feyo. // MEP. Collaborators - Rúben Rodrigues, Vando Beldade, Mohammed Hassan. Graphic Design. Collaborators.- Aquilino Sotero. Project Management.- Asbuilt. // Project Manager.- Asbuilt. Collaborators – Vando Beldade.
Dates
Completion Year.- 2017
Area
Built up Area.- 2063 sqm
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