AGi architects: S cube chalet AGi architects: S cube chalet
jun 21, 2012

AGi architects: S cube chalet

‘S cube chalet’ by AGi architects, kuwait image © nelson garrido




madrid and kuwait city-based practice AGi architects have sent us images of their recently completed ‘S cube chalet’, a structure comprised of three beach residences in kuwait. inhabited by members of the same family, the configuration allows privacy to the three individual familial units with the ability to enjoy the environment from their youth. intertwined, the dwellings maintain views to the sea from terraces as well as direct access to a yard and garden. the plot has been divided in half and a pair separate structures for two of the homes have been positioned adjacent to each other with mirrored plans. a central stairway is placed between them, leading to the third on the first level. each family has personal outdoor areas bordering the garden or a rooftop terrace. the northern elevation frames views towards the water while the southern elevation is windowless to minimize exposure to the sun.

three dwellings are intertwined into a unified structure image © nelson garrido

south-facing elevation image © nelson garrido

roof terrace image © nelson garrido

(left) access into the elevated unit (right) court leading towards the yard images © nelson garrido

outdoor living space bordering the garden image © nelson garrido

living area image © nelson garrido

image © nelson garrido

signage image © nelson garrido

dining area image © nelson garrido

levels of roof terraces image © nelson garrido

view into the communal courtyard image © nelson garrido

pool image © nelson garrido

entry eleation image © nelson garrido

floor plan / level 0 1. living room 2. bathroom 3. kitchen 4. bedroom 1

floor plan / level 1 1. living room 2. bathroom 3. kitchen 4. bedroom 1 5. bedroom 2 6. bedroom 3 7. terrace

floor plan / level 2 2. bathroom 5. bedroom 2 6. bedroom 3 7. terrace



project info:


project name: s cube chalet type: residential – 750 sqm location: kuwait date: 2007-2011 client: private photography: nelson garrido


  • bad and pretentious. This house doesnt tell my anything…neither from the architect or client. anonimous

    boring says:
  • agree…. its not a house that you want to live in

    ainat says:
  • ©boring

    Pretty sure communal living is the opposite of pretentious. The group of clients told the architect they had a small site and wanted to fit 3 families on it. This tells you that these people are minimizing their impact on unused land by coming up with a home to comfortably house 3 families with privacy from the others. This says a lot to me.

    unpretentious says:
  • non descript, but in a way a pleasing simplicty.

    Ar'chic says:
  • id like to do a similar stacked configuration using shipping containers on a hillside overlooking a lake

    rob says:
  • 750 m2 of uninviting living space… But its oh so pretty. says:
  • where can i find the furniture of this outdoor living area?
    sorry for my english… 🙂

    annika says:

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