Winner of an architectural
competition, this project is to accommodate the main residence of the
Kuwait Ambassador in Bahrain along with its public reception hall. A
shaded “artificial sky” develops into a majestic canopy defining main
entrances and providing shade for an official courtyard. The northern
elevation is masked by a "mousharabieh"-like curtain wall. The interior
private garden develops around a swimming pool and slides under the
main master bedroom wing, only protruding volume from the linear
geometry. Although the architectural language is modern, it is inspired
by traditional features.
Built Area: ~4.500 m²
Location: Bani Otbah Avenue, Manama, Bahrain.
Venture: ETEC s.a.l./ AK-Architects
Jad Murr, Carlos Moubarak; Naji Abdelnour, Ioanna Zachariou;
Toufic El Hajj
Naji Abdelnour/Ioanna Zachariou