Kuwait University Fall 2008
Architecture Design Studio I
Abdulmuttalib Al Ballam
TA Abdullah Al Awadhi
Strata is a proposal for the design of a weekend dwelling, that considers the occupation of a selected user with a certain occupation and translates it relating to the surrounding context. The location provided was located in the hill side of Kuwait, the Mutla Ridge, a mountainous area reaching heights up to 20 metres.The occupation chosen, was that of a 3D Animator, hence defining and translating a space to be occupied and inhabitied, forming a language that guides or skews from the terrain of the area.
plural noun: strata
a layer or a series of layers of rock in the ground.
Through the definition of Strata, assisting in leading to forming a language that can be shared between the occupation of a 3D Animator and the surrounding terrain, lead to the form guidelines to be applied, using several layers and proceeding with several twist and turns, bend and snap movements that generated with the mininal program required.