Residential Nasima

Residential Nasima by Studio Madouh




Residential Nasima
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Residential Nasima aims to question the essential realization of an ever modernizing and homogenizing surrounding urban context.

Residential Nasima
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As Kuwait City moves towards drastic and rapid modernization, the architectural values that should protect the culture, traditions of the city, and the individual are starting to disintegrate.

Residential Nasima
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To instigate the debate of preserving culture while allowing progress, rN blends into the city fabric.

Residential Nasima
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The parti takes inspiration from the historical natural landscape and urban clusters, while providing a provoking contemporary design solution in contrast to it.

Residential Nasima
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Residential Nasima sets out to question two typical archetypes seen throughout Kuwait City and the region – standard, rectilinear, symmetrical city plot dimensions, and the abundant use of native stone and white concrete.

Residential Nasima
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The design works backwards from the basic volume of the zoning envelope – essentially the cube.

Residential Nasima
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Then the monolithic volume is chiseled through a series of cuts informing internal use, sun shading, and access.

Residential Nasima
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The final design encompasses over 4000 square meters of built area and provides for eight unique residential units.

Residential Nasima
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The forceful exterior voids are cut into the building envelope, celebrating a reading of interior program and shading as well as allowing natural light.

Residential Nasima
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Individual housing units are in filled into the larger site massing, allowing a medium between privacy and open public views. Source by Studio Madouh.

Residential Nasima
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Location: Rawda, Kuwait
Architect: Studio Madouh
Associate: JBA Collective
Area: 2100 sqrm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Madouh

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