DUBAI VILLADUBAI VILLA
EMERALD HILLS - DUBAISIZE
Dubai is well known for its wealth, exclusivity and extravagance. With this villa, a different statement is made: subtle exclusivity. The design stands out not for its absurd extravagance, but for its confident minimalism. Every material is carefully selected, every detail meticulously designed. The composition creates a harmonious, serene atmosphere, while still being impressive.
In Dubai, plots are extremely expensive. Thus, a requirement was that the design uses the plot to its fullest extent. With four stories, around 600 square metres of interior space is created. In addition, 200 square metres of (covered) terraces on various heights extend the interior living spaces. However, the efficiency of the design does not detract from its playfulness. Multiple interesting spaces are created for entertainment, relaxation, dining and sport, each with unique qualities and views.
The swimming pool plays an important role in this design. Not only is it centrally situated, but it also serves as a connection between the ground and the lower level. Additionally, it links multiple functions in the basement and connects everything to the outside.
By extending the pool underneath the building, it can be beheld from the most frequently used spaces. Because of the acrylic glass retaining wall, residents can look right through their swimming pool.
Despite the subtle and minimalist materialization, certain luxurious materials are allowed to shine through. The Italian black slate is central to the design and an important exclusive touch that gives the design character. The rest of the materialization is deliberately clean and minimalistic to support this exquisite and unique material. A harmonious and balanced composition is created through materialization.
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Luxury and serenity are key themes in the interior. Luxury can be seen in the two large voids, opening up the design and creating a monumental atmosphere. The central, three-story marble wall demands all the attention and is supported by the large voids and swimming pool. The vertical wooden slats next to the stairs add a vertical quality, appropriate for the adjacent function.
Serenity can be seen in the materialization and minimalist details. Every detail is carefully considered and perfected.
The front façade is mostly closed due to privacy. On the ground floor, the only clear window is the main entrance, which does not necessarily require privacy. This window is continued in a higher window for the family living room. The height means that all significant sightlines are obstructed; passers-by can only view the ceiling. The vertical wooden slats are extended from the garage to the main entrance, with a narrow window behind it for the maid’s quarter. Here, every other vertical slat is omitted to allow more light to enter. Still, sight lines are obstructed to create privacy.
This same idea is continued at the upper level. Here the bedroom windows are clad with vertical wooden slats for privacy. The interesting detail here is that these vertical wooden slat elements can be opened up completely, revealing the completely transparent upper façade.
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