These Kuwaiti Architects Shine on AD100 2024 Middle East List

  • Publish date: Sunday، 07 January 2024
These Kuwaiti Architects Shine on AD100 2024 Middle East List

Kuwait's design and architectural scene achieves global recognition as Meshary Al-Nassar, Jassim Al-Saddah, Khaled Al-Awadhi, and AGI Architects secure coveted spots in the prestigious AD100 Middle East list. This esteemed accolade positions them among the top designers and architects shaping the landscape of the Middle East.

The AD100, unveiled for 2024, serves as a definitive guide to the foremost design, decor, and architecture talents making waves today. Featuring 100 visionaries, the list includes established icons, change-makers, big thinkers, and emerging voices from the Middle East and Africa, setting new standards in design innovation.

Spotlight on Design Luminaries:

Meshary Al-Nassar: A multifaceted creative from Kuwait, Meshary Al-Nassar extends his artistic prowess across building design, interiors, landscapes, and products. His timeless aesthetic, characterized by understated neutral hues and refined materials, draws inspiration from the local environment, traditional design elements, midcentury Scandinavian style, and the serene sculptures of Brancusi. 

Jassim Al-Saddah: Founder of the Kuwaiti architectural practice Babnimnim, Jassim Al-Saddah established his reputation for delivering refined spaces, regardless of scale. Teaming up with partner Tareq Hashim, Al-Saddah recently completed work on the futuristic Mamluki Lancet Mosque in Kuwait. 

Khaled Al-Awadhi: Renowned as one of Kuwait's most exciting talents, Khaled Al-Awadhi leaves his mark through Fortytwelve, his design studio. Known for creating refined yet simple interiors, Al-Awadhi's projects, such as the Ode Eatery in Althuraya Mall, Kuwait, and Doha's Earth coffee bar, showcase a translucent beauty and calm ambiance. Alawadhi's design philosophy emphasizes creating spaces that not only exude aesthetic appeal but also contribute to the growth of small businesses and elevate cities on a global scale.

AGI Architects: AGI Architects, led by Harvard-educated architects Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan, bring a fresh perspective to Mediterranean architecture by blending Islamic culture with Western lifestyles. Notable creations like Pixel House in Kuwait, featuring a unique "pixelated" ceramic-and-aluminium lattice façade, showcase their commitment to innovative design that balances light filtration and privacy.

The recognition of these Kuwaiti designers in the AD100 Middle East list not only underscores their individual achievements but also emphasizes the thriving creative landscape of Kuwait within the broader international design community.

Launched in March 2015, Architectural Digest Middle East stands as a bi-monthly magazine within the Condé Nast portfolio, recognized as the authoritative voice on design, culture, and luxury lifestyle in the region. The magazine spotlights exceptional designs by both Middle Eastern and international talents, fostering a global appreciation for the unique blend of styles and influences.

To explore the complete AD100 Middle East list, please click here. The list is thoughtfully presented in alphabetical order, allowing easy access to detailed profiles of each featured designer and architect.

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