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.
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.