Taking advantage of its expansive plot, Pixel Home is a cleverly designed Kuwait home by AGi architects, celebrating its setting by modern structure and a daring, visible strategy. To be able to steadiness privateness and openness, whereas negotiating the area’s heat local weather and the initiatives’s beneficiant web site, the house, a fee for a non-public shopper, was conceived as a collection of open and enclosed volumes and surfaces. The architects describe it as a ‘system of privateness and temperature filters’, saying that ‘by these filters, the areas seem “pixelated” – which impressed the home’s identify’.
Pixel Home by AGi architects
The architects, headed by Nasser Abulhasan and Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, are consultants in creating snug and fashionable areas inside Mediterranean and Center Japanese landscapes. With places of work in Madrid, Spain and Kuwait, the workforce has excelled in composing works that carry collectively minimalist structure, modernity and native kinds and methods of life – previous initiatives within the studio’s rising portfolio embrace Three Gardens Home and Origami Home.
Making use of their learnings and expertise within the area, the workforce approached Pixal Home as an association of low, orthogonal volumes. These are unfold throughout the massive backyard, which morphs into courtyards, smaller gardens and the swimming pool and deck, blurring the traces between indoors and outside all through the plot.
This enables the residents to make use of all areas year-round, as this collection of semi-open areas is crafted to be shaded and funky, taking advantage of pergolas, water options, planting, screens and canopies with the intention to present shelter, when wanted, from the weather.
Following native custom and life-style, privateness was additionally a key facet within the design. The house’s public-facing areas – residing and entertaining areas – are positioned nearer to the doorway. They’re stored separate from the personal rooms, that are tucked away –but nonetheless remaining in shut relationship to the outside.
Zooming in nearer to the home’s pores and skin, the outside finishes have been designed to comply with the identical idea. Right here, white ceramic and aluminium lattices function small, sq. perforations that from a daring graphic grid, which from a distance creates a ‘pixel’ impact. This therapy additionally supplies a bodily display screen that filters mild and views within the personal areas of the home.
The result’s a house that’s snug and cocooning, safe and ethereal on the identical time – with out compromising on Twenty first-century aptitude.