Residential Tower in Kuwait – “Vertical Courtyard Living”

Location: Salmyia, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Client: Mr. Bassam Shuhaibar

Duration: 2014

Services: Architecture, Engineering and Landscape Design

Status: Concept Design


Description: This residential tower consists of twenty four floors including a podium of shared facilities with roof pool and recreation area, 23 apartment floors, including duplexes, and basement parking. The tower is characterized by its unique ‘cubic’ massing, dressed with layers of glass and screen mesh envelope with geometric patterns inspired by traditional Arab/Islamic art. An important feature of this tower is the inclusion of courtyards in the duplexes at various levels, in different proportions and character, offering a unique opportunity for city dwellers to live with nature at such high levels, while enjoying spectacular views of the waterfront and the city in all directions.