AIM studio : The client on this project by AIM Studio was interested in nature and how to utilise it within the design of the building. Inspiration drawn from curved lines was the beginning of a very complex design model that started from complex mathematic formulas drawn from a parametric model. The organic forms of different volumes bring together three dwellings for all members of the family into a residential complex that shares the ground footprint of the palace. The total area occupied by the residence is around 8500 sq m and the house is a present-day interpretation of a life associated with the country desert living. Different types of facilities are provided from an indoor private Cinema and swimming pools to a luxury spa and Gym. There is also a large dinning space for 70 people to Grand Guest andFamily Halls to accommodate around 200 guests.
The position chosen for the new construction, as well as providing privacy, favours shaded sun exposure, ventilation and views of the close desert Dune Mountains, obeying criteria of climatic adaptation that are present in local tradition.
The central theme of this concept is the quality of the in-between space. This in- between space, the void, offers strategic views in different directions, both vertical and horizontal, while preventing the villa for an over exposure to the sun. The concrete overhanging shells direct carefully the light deep into the house and at the same time the void functions as an effective tool for natural ventilation.
With the materialization of the villa we AIM Studio are looking to make slight differences between the interior and the exterior. Both surfaces are clad with natural stone, softly polished to a satin shine, but merely different in colour. While the exterior glazed facades appear in a more sandy and dark colour, the interior is richer with warm colours and finishes.
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