Karim Rashid’s style is stamped all over this project! The Komb House in Cairo, Egypt is an instillation at a local exhibition, a few months back images of this concept streamed the blogosphere, but here are the first images of the completed project. In true Karim form, the Komb is dynamic, well thought out, and fully designed by the master himself.
The house exterior is constructed of a series of undulating fins that are slightly different. Together, the slightly different fins are separated, creating a play on privacy and only allowing viewers to slightly see inside the house. The interiors of the space are separated into four quarters and represent Rashid’s concept of eat, sleep, play, and cleanse.
The central area is inspired by Islamic patios and it features an oasis with a skylight and a center plunge pool!! A kinetic art sculpture levitates above the pool, as the sculpture rotates it captures wind energy and disperses it throughout the house.
Many ecological ideas are incorporated into the space such as solar panel heated water, energy efficient appliances, reuse of pluvial and grey water, and a raised radiant floor. The Komb house is specifically designed to use technology to orchestrate modern traditions in a new wave of thinking which involves eco-loving objectives.
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