Afraa Abdullah Mohammad Al-Suweidi
The project encompassed two private villas in one plot, owned by two young clients, married, with a desire to see the design as a reflection of their newly established pact. The size of available land was limited, and the client’s requirements differed for each object.
The key challenge was to establish the ideal proportion, where both objects will complement each other rather than compete for domination over the sparse part of the plot. Additionally, their visual character had to support the achieved balance and promote harmony.
Clean lines, simplified forms, and contemporary style came up as a natural solution to the challenge. The idea of incorporating substantial glass panels as the prominent facade features were rooted in several vital points. First, the transparency allowed for maximal levels of natural light in the interior spaces. Second, the proximity of villas left a relatively small portion of the landscape around them, so the glass facade eliminated some visual weight while enhancing the feeling of distance at the same time. Finally, the facade layout added value to the contemporary look and feel of the villa.
Interior design was conceptualized as an open space to match the clients’ wishes. Two basements, one for each villa, are organized to follow the owners’ lifestyle. Among other facilities, this space accommodates a gym and a small health club. The first floor is the place for bedrooms with ample terraces. It was designed to enhance the feeling of spaciousness, with small landscape elements, softscape, and upscape elements.
All materials used for the external finishing were clean and simple, curated to support the achieved balance. The exterior is composed of paint and glass, while the interior showcases a variety of high-end finishings, thoughtfully selected to intensify the villa’s luxury character.