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General Department of Information System in Kuwait by AGi architects & Bonyan Design

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Article source: AGi architects & Bonyan Design

The design proposal for the General Department of Information System (GDIS), in Kuwait, developed by AGi architects in collaboration with Bonyan Design, is based on three principles: representativeness, security and functionality, turning the complex -with a total gross area of 135,482 sqm- into a strong civil icon representing Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Image Courtesy © AGi architects & Bonyan Design

  • Architects: AGi architects & Bonyan Design
  • Project: General Department of Information System
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Type: Institutional, 135,482 sqm, Competition – First prize
  • Date: 2013
  • Client: Ministry of Interior Affairs and Ministry of Public Works

BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School in Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: AGi Architects

The building for children should be created from the child’s point of view, where the design is set specifically to familiarize with their world. The design should also have the flexibility to evolve and grow simultaneously as the children themselves grow, laying the foundation of every form of learning in the future.

Image Courtesy AGi Architects

  • Architects: AGi Architects
  • Project: BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School
  • Location: Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait
  • Type: Mixed Use | 6000 sqm
  • Date: 2011
  • Condition: Competition 1st prize
  • Client: Private
  • Awards: MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012 – Commended “Mixed Use”,  International Property Awards (IPA) 2012 – 5 Stars Award Arabian Property Awards “Best Public Service Architecture”
  • Design Team: Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan, Salvador Cejudo
  • Architectural team: Lucía Sánchez Salmón, María Eugenia Díaz, Carmen Sagredo, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Stefania Rendinelli, Marisa Ollero, Hanan Alkou

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Love Shack in Kuwait by AGi Architects

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: AGi architects

Urban acupuncture. To intervene in territory the minimum, yet sufficiently as to improve the deficiencies found. This is how AGi architects has faced this extension of a built dwelling; a building that, appropriating of part of a public and residual space, managed to generate a a house that improves the life of its occupants as well as the life of the inhabitants of the main dwelling.
Parting from the base of an existing staircase, a warehouse and a void, an evolving structure that enhances internal spaces and dignifies open space is generated, conferring a new scale.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido 

  • Architects: AGi Architects
  • Project: Love Shack
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Type: Housing | 150 sqm
  • Date: 2009-2012
  • Client: Private
  • Cost: Confidential

The Exhibition Hall in Kuwait City, Kuwait by OMA

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: OMA

In the last decades, the increasing presence of brands within department stores has eroded the store’s capacity to define its own identity. Department stores have become characterless landlords of a chaotic rabble of brands, cancelling each other out through their constant declarations of uniqueness. The Exhibition Hall, a new development within Kuwait City’s 360Mall, tries to create a new paradigm that will redefine the relation between department stores and brands by letting them participate in an explicit cultural concept.

Image courtesy OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Renovation of part of the 360 Mall to house the new concept department store The Exhibition Hall
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Photography: Frans Parthesius
  • Status: Schematic Design
  • Clients: Tamdeen Group
  • Program: Luxury brands boutiques; multi-brands open spaces; temporary exhibitions and events; food and beverage
  • Project area: Approximately 9,400m2
  • Partners in charge: Iyad Alsaka and Rem Koolhaas
  • Project architect: Alessandro De Santis
  • Team (Concept Design): Marek Benada, Yong Cui, Jing Chen, Daniel Dobson, Emile Estourgie, Paul Feeney, Maria Finders, Bruno Gondo, Dongwoo Kim, Guangrong Liu, Constantinos Louca, Maya Rafih, Jad Semaan, Joe Wu
  • Team (Schematic Design): Yong Cui, Kaveh Dabiri, Daniel Dobson, Eric Lee, Maya Rafih, Jane Redmond, Jad Semaan
  • Renderings: Robota
  • Local Architect, MEP, Cost Management, Landscape: SSH International
  • Structural Engineering: SSH International / Al Farooqui

Secret House in Shuwaikh, Kuwait by AGi architects

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: AGi architects

The owners of this land located in Shuwaikh, to the northeast Kuwait City , are a young couple and their three children, who have a close relationship with European and American culture.

Aware of the potential of a site located in a prime location overlooking the “skyline” of the city and concerned about the limitations of his former residence, decided to build another house that would improve their life quality, placing it on the same site as the old.

Image Courtesy AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Secret House
  • Location: Shuwaikh, Kuwait
  • Type: Housing | 2.600 m2
  • Date: 2007-2010
  • Client: Private
  • Cost: Confidential
  • DesignTeam: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Architectural team: Bruno Gomes, Raquel Soeiro, Sharifa Alshalfan, Hanan Alkouh, Daniel Muñoz, José Ángel del Campo
  • Engineering: Babu Ibrahim, Walead Fawzy El Demdash
  • Draftings: Robert Varguese, Naseeba Shaji, Abdul Hafiz Mohammed
  • Interior Design: AGi architects – Supplier: Gunni & Trentino

Kuwait Children’s Hospital in Kuwait City by AGi architects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: AGi architects

AIMS of the project

  • Provide patients and families throughout the region with easy access to specialty care
  • Build programs that set national standards for quality
  • Provide the best possible service to families and referring physicians
  • Develop the next generation of health-care leaders through its teaching programs
  • Conduct research that contributes to the prevention, treatment and elimination of diseases that affect children
  • Preserve the organization’s financial health, while keeping the promise to provide care regardless of a family’s ability to pay
  • Create sustainable urban, social and environmental development context.

Image Courtesy AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Kuwait Children’s Hospital
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Type: Hospital | 14.000 – 40.000 sqm
  • Date: 2009
  • Client: Ministry of Health, Kuwait

Black & White in Yarmouk, Kuwait by AGi architects

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Article source: AGi architects

Located on a main highway in Kuwait, the houses differentiate themselves from their surroundings by their stark façade design.  With two contrasting colors, the façade is designed to define the individual houses, while achieving unity amongst all six.  White stucco material is used as the base for all the houses, while dark grey bands of stone turn corners, go indoors, and climb up and down, creating flow and continuity throughout the project.

Image Courtesy Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Black & White
  • Location: Yarmouk, Kuwait
  • Type: Hosing | 3.415 sm
  • Date: 2006/2009
  • Client: Private
  • Design Team: Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Perez-Goicochea, Germana DeDonno, Naseeba Shaji, Lucia Sanchez Salmon, Robert A. Varghese, Georg Thesing, Sharifah Alshalfan, Moyra Montoya Moyano, Bruno Afonso Martins Gomes MI Il Lee
  • Consultants: AMJT
  • Photographer: Nelson Garrido

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S Cube Chalet in Kuwait by AGi architects

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: AGi architects

S Cube family chalet is made up of three intertwined beach houses. The owners -two brothers and their sister each with their own families- want to continue enjoying the same exceptional environment in which they grew up, but with complete independency and privacy from each other.

Image Courtesy Nelson Garrido

Mop House in Kuwait by AGi architects

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Article source: AGi architects

The site can be accessed from either side of the surrounding streets to allow for both a private and a public entrance. After moving along a curved wall that guides the visitor from the exterior of the plot into the center, one reaches the main entrance into the house. Upon entering through the main door frame, the space opens up to reveal the swimming pool and the public living areas of the house.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Nelson Garrid)

  • Architect: AGi architects
  • Name of Project: Mop House
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Client: Private
  • Consultants: AMJT
  • Size: 1,300 sqm
  • Project Team: Nasser Abulhasan, Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, Georg Thesing, Maria Eugenia Diaz, Gwenola Kergall, Germana De Donno, Frederica Pereira
  • Date: 2006 – 2011
  • Photographer: Nelson Garrid

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Kuwait International Airport by Foster + Partners

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Article source: Foster + Partners

Kuwait International Airport is planned to significantly increase capacity and establish a new regional air hub in the Gulf – the project’s strategic aims will be matched by a state-of-the-art terminal building, which will provide the highest levels of comfort for passengers and will set a new environmental benchmark for airport buildings. Its design is rooted in a sense of place, responsive to the climate of one of the hottest inhabited environments on earth and inspired by local forms and materials.

Kuwait Airport

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Kuwait International Airport
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait, Middle East, Asia
  • Client: Ministry of Public works / Special Works Administration
  • Local collaborating architect: Gulf Consult
  • Airport Consultant: NACO
  • Engineering: Arup
  • Landscape Architect: Capita Lovejoy
  • Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon LLP
  • Traffic Consultant: Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Foster + Partners team: Norman Foster, Stefan Behling, Nikolai Malsch, Morgan Fleming, Michael Gardner, Reinhard Joecks, Hugo D’Enjoy Ochoa, Abdelkader El-Chgar, Tillmann Lenz, Gordon Seiles, Gabriele Coccia, Paul Christian, Rie Hasloev, Dirk Jantz, Kristine Ngan

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