Kuwait University Spring 2011
Architecture Design Studio VI
Abdulmuttalib Al Ballam
A competition based project, entitled E3 - for Environmental, Economical and Efficient, to design a house on a 10m x 10m grid, using a predetermined client program. The one chosen was the family of 5 individuals, the parents and the children and from that point to further develop the program and its amenities to be chosen.
relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition.
giving good value or return in relation to the money, time, or effort expended.
(of a system or machine) achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense
The keywords provided and to be interepted into the design of the household. Specfic rules were proivided to be strictly followed and adhered such as two sides of the building are attached to the neighboring plot, minimizing daylight into the household. Leaving the other two sides exposed to allow daylight to enter the spaces, with these rules placed it set parameters for the design.
Furthermore, follwing the project name Glacier, an allowable shift is permitted in the codes, creating a cantilevering section of the household from the first floor onwards, that is further represented in the section.