Friday, September 16, 2011

Ismaeil Villa / By X Architects

Al Warqa, Dubai, United Arab Emirate
X Architects
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
A 4 bedroom family home, including entertainment room, outdoor decks, kitchen and bedroom.

Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
This small house for a family of four is an attempt to create a spatial lightness whilst providing essential intimacy to this dwelling. All materials including walls, floors and ceilings are treated in a minimalist way with importance given to light, space, materiality, views and presence.
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
The villa’s minimal aesthetic is formed using sheer walls of concrete which allow for the large open spaces created within. Horizontal structural elements are kept to a minimum integrated as walkways or shading devices. Intelligent engineering gives the staircases strength whilst appearing delicate and light.
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
Rich color and texture are translated in materials like slate and finishes complements the clean white walls which capture the light as patterns of shade which vary throughout the day. By night the large openings fill the private courtyards with light from inside the building as a beacon fading the lines between inside and out.
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
Photo © Courtesy of X Architects
The essential volume is penetrated with openings that reflect the orientation and spaces within to provide cool shaded spaces to protect from the sun whilst large framed fenestration open up the house to sky views and quiet internal garden space. Feature details such as the steel cantilevered stair provide vistas to the outside a skeletal form framed by the large double height window opening rests gently on the textured floor of rugged dark stone flooring. The elemental landscaping provides a simple discreet landscape to add a touch of color to the external envelope.
Description from the Architects:

Project Data
Project name: Ismaeil Villa
Location: Al Warqa, Dubai, United Arab Emirate
Project type: Private Villa
Site area: 1200 m2
Built-up area: 500 m2
Completion: 2004

The people
Architects: X Architects
Design team: Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil
Photographs: © Courtesy of X Architects

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