Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle

first_imgSave this picture!© Gijo Paul George+ 16 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614556/edges-apartments-studio-toggle Clipboard Kuwait Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614556/edges-apartments-studio-toggle Clipboard 2014 “COPY” Edges Apartments / Studio ToggleSave this projectSaveEdges Apartments / Studio Toggle Projects Architects: Studio Toggle Area Area of this architecture project Area:  25000 ft² Area:  25000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio ToggleOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSalmiyaHousingResidentialKuwaitPublished on April 03, 2015Cite: “Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle” 02 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyApartments•Salmiya, Kuwait Year:  2014 ArchDaily photographs:  Gijo Paul GeorgePhotographs:  Gijo Paul GeorgeSave this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeText description provided by the architects. The ‘Edges Apartments’; with its articulated brick cladded façade; lights up one of the back-streets of the predominantly expat neighborhood of Salmiya, in Kuwait.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeA simple rhythmic twist, achieved by transposition of the vertices on either side of a finite axis imparts dynamism and drama to the façade. A very restrained palette of locally sourced natural brick and exposed concrete finish further emphasizes the massing and gives the building its unique personality.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe challenge for the Architects was to give the building an instantly recognizable identity at the same time respecting an extremely restrictive budget. Functionality and serviceability were also as important. The building had to withstand the unforgiving summer heat of Kuwait made unbearable also by the occasional dust/sand storm.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeThe fired brick cladding acts as an effective thermal protection as well as being hardy enough, along with the exposed concrete finishes, to withstand the harsh desert climate. The major windows are recessed to block out the direct sun and Aluminum louvers are employed wherever possible to reduce the heat gain and the glare.Save this picture!© Gijo Paul GeorgeThese small but calculated steps along with the rhythmic façade makes the Edges Apartments stand out amongst the rows of expat housing in the area.Project gallerySee allShow lessStudent Accommodation / Wuyang ArchitectureSelected ProjectsAIA Names 6 US Libraries as 2015’s BestArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Salmiya, KuwaitLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Photographs Apartmentslast_img

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