http://vimeo.com/13857468 This video by architecture photographer Nelson Garrido provides an up close view of Star House. Interviews of the architects of AGi describe the approach to this thoughtfully designed weekend getaway house. An exploration of local construction techniques, rather than typical international standards, led AGi to create a design for Star House that would reinterpret the traditional arabic house. This modern beach house for a prominent Kuwait family weaves together culture and modernism through materials and traditions incorporating elements of desert and water. The house is for entertaining and relaxation, therefore it had to accommodate plenty of guests, while maintaining the families privacy. One way this was accomplished was by utilizing the vertical circulation of the house to separate public, private, and service spaces. Follow the break for photographs and further description about this beach house in Kuwait.
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