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Tradition beacon of the future

Tradition beacon of the future

Date: 2022/12/16


Tradition is the beacon of the future: a new style of modern decoration with modern arts and technologies.

Wallpapers with different patterns and pictures, a stream of modern designs and a mixture of vivid colors.

Nostalgia has begun in the midst of this crowd.

Not the past in its form and its artisanal traditions, but a return to coexistence in the old style and style.

The old Kuwaiti house, with its very simple details, has value in the eyes of every Kuwaiti, related to its customs and traditions.

It is nice to remember together the engineering design fundamentals that were present in our old homes and blend them with the present.

The traditional Kuwaiti house was designed at a time when the traditions and rules drawn from Islamic teachings had the upper hand.

It was also built in a natural environment characterized by high temperatures.

And the people who built it were simple people, with very little wealth, but very resourceful.

All these factors produced vernacular architecture that largely corresponded to various aspects of its environment.

home yard

The indoor home courtyard is a common architectural element found in most ancient civilizations such as Ancient Egypt, Western Asia and Rome.

The peculiarity of the Islamic interior patios is the fact that they came as an architectural reaction in fulfillment of Islamic principles that suggest humility and introversion.

It is commonly said that the courtyard is the lung of the house and is indeed the main outlet for the inhabitants of the house.

It is an architectural principle that reinforces the introversion supported by Islam, and seeks reconciliation between Arab hospitality and the need for privacy within the home.

Traditional Kuwaiti homes are surrounded by walls to delineate the boundaries of the house towards the outside world and the neighbors' homes and to send a message that within those walls is a private space that is not inviolable.

The inner courtyard was surrounded by different rooms overlooking it exclusively with their doors and windows to emphasize the need for privacy and to facilitate movement between the different parts of the house.

The walls around the courtyard were usually very high, so they protected the house from strong winds and dust, which is further evidence of the high compatibility of the traditional Kuwaiti house with its natural environment.

In modern homes, the architect seeks to implement homes based on old designs.

wind towers

When we mention the traditional Kuwaiti house, we must talk about the very important structural element, which is the 'wind tower'.

Wind towers were crucial means of mitigating the effect of the scorching desert heat.

They were either tall to fairly tall and either luxuriously built or only displaying essential items.

Finally, they are either built of mud bricks or coral rocks, and in the shape of these towers, they attract attention and beauty.

Traditionally, the wind tower was placed on the roof of the house.

It can reach a height of up to fifteen meters.

Each house used one or more towers depending on the requirements and financial ability of the owner.

Finally, the use of home yards and wind towers was discussed.

And it became clear in the context of homes in Kuwait that both techniques can be used to this day.

It is noticeable that the traditional Kuwaiti buildings speak of the history of the previous civilizations that inhabited the area and left them imprinted on every aspect of it.

Here are some designs from modern architectural designers who relied in their designs on emphasizing the old Kuwaiti elements so that the homes of tomorrow remain in balance between the present and the past.