ELLE Decoration (UK) - - The Trends -

The Ja­panese art of paper fold­ing was a key trend on this year’s fash­ion cat­walks, which has in­evitably fil­tered into home de­sign. The sur­prise is that it also in­forms new ar­chi­tec­ture. Move over straight walls and sym­me­try; en­ter con­verg­ing an­gles, ra­zor-sharp cor­ners and pris­matic de­signs. This res­i­dence in Ab­dulla Al- Salem, a sub­urb of Kuwait City, takes the aes­thetic to the ex­treme. It is home to a young fam­ily, who com­mis­sioned AGI Ar­chi­tects in 2006 to cre­ate a com­fort­able, 1,300-square-me­tre liv­ing space that was also a talk­ing point. They moved in when it was com­pleted in 2014, aptly nam­ing their new home Origami House. agi-ar­chi­tects.com

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