This modern villa in Dubai is divided into four levels: Basement, Ground, 1st, and Roof floor.
It is located on the street parallel to Sheikh Zayed Road from the south and has views of Burj Al Arab from the north.
The volumetric composition of this villa was impacted by site issues, resulting in two parallel volumes, each with a distinct material finish.
The first block was almost enclosed, whilst the second was encased in curtain walls and a layer of architectural screens.
As a result, we built solid walls with small openings to face Sheikh Zayed Road (South) in order to reduce the road noise level the active, as well as the solar rays from the south.
While the second block was treated transparently due to its location on the north side and also to benefit from the view of Burj Al Arab and the Marina Towers on the western side.
The solidity of the Southern Facade was covered with a vertical stone pattern in order to treat the rounded corner of the building. Furthermore, the pattern was designed with a kind of niches/recessed stones, in order to activate the movement of shadows in the facades and to break the rigidity of the high walls.
Moreover, on the ground level, open spaces look out over the garden and swimming pool.
Internally, the light passes through all of the rooms without direct sunlight.
The white hue dominates the interior ambiance, thus providing a psychological sense of comfort in most areas of the home.
Location: Dubai, UAE
Category: Residential, Low Rise