The House with the Emerald Door


Project Name

The House with the Emerald Door


Typology

Residential


Location

Kaifan, Kuwait


Year

2012


Plot Area

500 sq. m.


Status

Under Construction


Principal Architect

Sara Malak


Project Manager

Faisal Al-Hawaj


Construction Manager

Hamad Hussain, Nabeel Awada


Construcion

Massive Order


Render

Arco Company


Design Team

Kahlid Al-Awadhi, Shareefa Al-Haddad, Ammar Khallouf and Izabel Sarkissian


The House with the Emerald Door mixes classical courtyard layout with modern sensibility. The strong overall symmetry of the massing is broken down into a balanced asymmetrical composition.  The main U shape two stories painted mass is scaled down by a stone cladded walls and the main door foyer. 

 

The house sits on a lot 5 km from the center of the city which allows for a magnificent view of Kuwait City skyline.  Hence, a roof garden was designed in a way to highlight the view with a strategically placed frame/opening.

 

In order to enhance the vertical circulation experience, a panoramic lift is placed to overlook the courtyard.  This makes the courtyard part of the main circulation pattern, living spaces and the main entrance foyer.  The foyer is an extruded marble frame with a dark green main door.  The door is the focal point of the elevation and it conceals the courtyard, thus it’s a threshold and a veil. 


Project Name

The House with the Emerald Door


Typology

Residential


Location

Kaifan, Kuwait


Year

2012


Plot Area

500 sq. m.


Status

Under Construction


Principal Architect

Sara Malak


Project Manager

Faisal Al-Hawaj


Construction Manager

Hamad Hussain, Nabeel Awada


Construcion

Massive Order


Render

Arco Company


Design Team

Kahlid Al-Awadhi, Shareefa Al-Haddad, Ammar Khallouf and Izabel Sarkissian


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