Kuwait City, Urban Design, Middle East, Community Design, Compact
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Small and compact spaces achieve a certain lightness
and “smallness” that large-scale architecture obviously
cannot achieve. The contention for my thesis is to explicitly
study the obsession with the large in Kuwait and
reasons for it, which might include climate, expanses of
land, and rapid oil industry development. By doing so,
a new typology for small spaces can be introduced in
Kuwait City and integrated into Al Sawaber Residential
community, the site, by expanding on certain elements
unique to the foreign labor communities and formally
creating spaces for that community, since they tend to
live with so little (space, luxuries, etc).
Alanjari, Abdulrazzak, "Compact Community" (2014). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 238.
School of Architecture Thesis Submission
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