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Kubo House designed by Karim Rashid

Project name:
Kubo House
Design firm:
Karim Rashid Inc.
Tools used:
Autodesk 3ds Max
Principal designer:
Karim Rashid
Design team:
Karim Rashid
Built area:
100 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Concept Design
Residential, Private House

Kubo House is a steel and glass structure that is 9 meters by 9 meters in plan, and 6 meters in height, designed by New York-based designer Karim Rashid.

 The entire house's 100 square meters of living space, will be comprised of 16 flat sheets and 4 curved sheets of glass set on a concrete radiant floor. The house is designed to maximize on spacial experiences with the most minimal structure. The centrally-located infrastructure houses the kitchen, closets, bathroom, workspace, and is topped with a mezzanine bedroom.


glass structure house image © Karim Rashid 

The Kubo house is designed to be energy efficient using biodegradable materials and a thermal envelope that wraps the core structure. Solar blinds will be used for privacy and the roof will be fully solar-paneled. The self-sufficient, energy consumptive house also heats the pool.

transparent glass house image © Karim Rashid 

glass structure house image © Karim Rashid 

living room with glass wall image © Karim Rashid 

colorful bathroom image © Karim Rashid 

glass house surrounded with green landscape image © Karim Rashid 

kitchen with skylight in the ceiling image © Karim Rashid 

bedroom with panoramic view image © Karim Rashid 

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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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Maha Abulezz -
How refreshing! Wonderful ultra-modern architecture!

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