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post updated 27 Feb 2020

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Kuwaiti Architecture. Our focus is on contemporary Kuwaiti buildings.

We have 2 pages of Kuwaiti Architecture selections.

Kuwaiti Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

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Kuwaiti Architecture News

Kuwaiti Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

11 Oct 2013
New Sulaibikhat Medical Center
Architect: AGi architects
New Sulaibikhat Medical Center Kuwaiti Architecture
picture : Impresiones de Arquitectura
This building – which won the WAF Award 2013 Future Projects Health category – tries to create a new healthcare model: the courtyards attached to the façade are the driving element.

5 Apr 2013
General Department of the Information System
Design: AGi architects + Bonyan Design
General Department of the Information System Kuwaiti Architecture
image from architects
General Department of the Information System Kuwait
The design proposal developed by the architecture firm led by Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, Nasser Abulhasan and Salvador Cejudo, AGi architects, in collaboration with Bonyan Design, has won the competition for the design and building of the future General Department of the Information System (GDIS), in Kuwait.

1 Apr 2013
Alley House, Khiran Pearl City
Architects: M2H Design Studio
Alley House Kuwaiti Architecture
photo from architect
Alley House
Designing the Alley House was a unique challenge because of the restricted site situation and exaggerated linearity of the plot of 16m by 75m. The house is enclosed by two adjacent plots that restrict the main façade to not more than 16 meters at ground level, and not more than 13 meters above that level.

22 Jun 2012
S Cube Chalet
Design: AGi architects
Kuwait Chalet Building
photograph : Nelson Garrido
Kuwait Beach Properties
Building 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.

26 Apr 2012
Wafra Living, high-rise private residences
Design: AGi architects
Wafra Living Kuwaiti Architecture
picture from architects
Wafra Living
The Wafra Living residential complex is 42,000 sqm, offering three categories of rented apartments. The difference between them lies from the quality of finishes, type of facilities and their size. This type of exclusivity allows for a greater return on investment while at the same time breaking down the scale of the complex making it more personal to the individual resident.

26 Apr 2012
BBS Preschool
AGi architects
BBS Preschool Kuwait Building
image from architects
BBS Preschool
AGi architects proposal for designing a bilingual preschool in Kuwait consists of two areas for different uses. On the one hand, educational facilities, including a kindergarten and a nursery, will be located in an area of 2,380 sqm and, on the other hand, a residential building of 4,590 sqm will house teachers.

12 Mar 2012
Kuwait Cultural Centre Building
Design: BDP architects
Kuwait Cultural Centre Building
picture from BDP architects
Kuwait Cultural Centre
BDP was appointed by the Public Authority of Housing Welfare to design a Cultural Centre within the arid sands of the Kuwaiti desert. The new building will lie at the heart of Sabah Al Ahmad, a major new city, and will provide state-of-the-art facilities and an inspirational home for a wide range of cultural activities.

Kuwait Building – Recent Designs

29 Feb 2012
Mop House
AGi architects
Kuwait residence
photo : Nelson Garrido
New House in Kuwait
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.

4 Oct 2011
Kuwait International Airport
Design: Foster + Partners
Kuwait International Airport
image : Foster + Partners
Kuwait International Airport
This Kuwaiti Building 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. The building 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.

13 Jul 2011
Secret House
AGi architects
Secret House
photograph : Nelson Garrido
Kuwait House
The urban fabric of Kuwait mostly consists of detached single-family homes highlighting a clear example of city-sprawl. To adapt to the desert climate, the distances between the built volumes are minimal, resulting in shaded spaces between houses. These spaces that work well as temperature regulators result in facades with little privacy and limited views.

Kuwait Buildings – Major Kuwaiti Designs

Al Hamra Firdous Tower project, Kuwait City
Design: SOM Architects
Kuwait City Tower
image © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Kuwait City Tower : MIPIM/Architectural Review “Future Project” Award 2008
One of the The three tallest buildings to complete in 2011: World Skyscrapers

Black & White Houses
AGi architects
Black & White House Kuwaiti Architecture
photo : Nelson Garrido
Black & White House

City of Silk, Subbiya, Kuwait Bay
Design: Eric Kuhne & Associates
City of Silk Kuwaiti Architecture
image from architect
City of Silk : massive city-scaled waterfront development, incl. new airport + seaport
Approx. £40bn
incl. Tower of 1001 Nights – Burj Mubarak Al Kabir: 1001m high skyscraper

Villa Moda, Kuwait City
Design: eldridge smerin, Architects
Villa Moda Kuwaiti Architecture
photo : Ake Son Lindman
Villa Moda Kuwait
Eldridge Smerin was responsible for the design of Villa Moda’s main entrance area and lounge, public spaces and staircases, two levels of multi-brand fashion space, restaurant and café managed by the Caprice group, as well as the landscaping around the building.


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Kuwait Boutique
Kuwait Boutique
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Kuwaiti Court Complex

The Avenues Kuwait City

Kuwait Children’s Hospital

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