AGi architects: mop house AGi architects: mop house
mar 04, 2012

AGi architects: mop house

‘mop house’ by AGi architects, kuwaitimage © nelson garrido

 

 

 

spanish and kuwaiti practice AGi architects have completed ‘mop house’, a single family residence in kuwait. two loosely interlocked volumes form an open air courtyard, creating a clear separation between either half of the house. a private and public entrance lead to the outdoor swimming pool and ground level living spaces which border a glass wall for visual connection across the courtyard.

 

inhabitants may enter through either side of the open air atrium, allowing the home to be divided into two residential units in the future with guaranteed privacy for cohabitation within close proximity. the curved walls form the sweeping and diagonal motions of a mop, twisting upwards to enclose the upper story which slightly overhangs the lower floor to shade the rooms from the strong sun.

exterior image © nelson garrido

entry to central court image © nelson garrido

central courtyard and pool images © nelson garrido

upward view from courtyard image © nelson garrido

central court with pool image © nelson garrido

upper level corridor image © nelson garrido

corridor to stairway image © nelson garrido

downward view of stairwell and suspended lighting image © nelson garrido

stair to ground level image © nelson garrido

stairway and tiered lighting image © nelson garrido

upward view of stairwell lighting image © nelson garrido

corridor image © nelson garrido

dining area image © nelson garrido

living area image © nelson garrido

bathroom image © nelson garrido

kitchen image © nelson garrido

bedroom image © nelson garrido

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

 

 

project info:

 

project name: mop house type: housing | 1300 sqm location: kuwait date: 2006-2011 client: private cost: 1,2 million EUR  photographer: nelson garrido design team: joaquin pérez-goicoechea, nasser b. abulhasan architectural team: gwenola kergall, georg thesing, lucía sánchez salmón, maría eugenia díaz, germana de donno, josé ángel del campo, daniel muñoz medranda, nicolás martín engineers: babu ibrahim, abdul hafiz mohammed drawing: robert varguese, naseeba shaji interior design: agi architects & gunni & trentino

Save

  • The plans are beautifully composed. Obviously a lot of time went into them. Are the sections as interesting? Hard to say, but there does not seem to be as much compositional energy along the z-axis, other than what the plans generate. Has anyone seen this in person?

    fluidityjim says:
  • the house is ok but.with 1.2 million eru i can design something better than this

    mohammad ali says:
  • ADOREI!!

    Dóda says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news