The Star House by AGI Architects

by Maria Konou

Photographed by Nelson Garrido, the Star House (which is more of a private chalet, then a house) is located in Bneider, Kuwait.

From AGI Archtiects:

Nestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the coastline of Kuwait and slowly reveals itself to the visitor when approached from the desert. Upon entry, one gets glimpses of the sea while going down to the public level of the chalet. The private side of the house, located at the entry level, is concealed from the visitors by a bamboo wall. Bedrooms and private living spaces remain isolated from daily activities.

A three way stair, located in the centre of building, organizes the different flows; family, friends and guests. Maximising views to the sea dictates the organizational and formal structure of the beach house. On the lower level, the house extends into the landscape and the sea, accentuated by an infinity pool located in the garden. The initial design was master planned for three detached dwellings, each with extensive sea views while simultaneously achieving privacy from each other. The client, instead, opted for a single house, two bungalows and a boathouse, with possible plans for expansion in the future.

Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.