The Abu Dhabi located villa complex is designed in a modern, minimalist style with premium finishes. The facades are decorated with luxurious materials such as white polished marble, black polished marble with light gold veins, as well as modern panoramic energy-efficient glazing.
The design team was faced with the task of creating an atmosphere of a luxurious oasis both on the territory of the complex and inside each building. Gardens, laid out on the territory, seamlessly penetrate into the buildings and create a single space between the interior and the exterior. A fundamental moment in the development was the creation of the landscape, combining individual buildings into a single complex, the creation of a large number of shadow zones and promenade zones.
An important point is the logical division of the territory into two sections – guest portion and family portion. This task was achieved thanks to a complex of ponds, fountains, green spaces and architectural lighting.
The main facade element of the villa is a second-level space of the main foyer. Structurally, the interior of the villa is divided into 3 zones. The central zone permeates the entire villa, being the axis of the building. This is where the guests initially end up after entering through the main entrance and the backyard entrance opposite to it. The first space the visitors enter is the internal garden, which visually connects the interior of the main villa with the landscape outside the window. Then, the visitor finds himself in a light filled second-level space with high ceilings and skylights in the roof.
In general, the second floor is designed as a completely private area where the family suites, the family kitchen, the upper garden, and the upper part of the spa area with a gym are located. On the first floor there also are several points of access to the roof. Family and guest suites are arranged in such a way that their joint panoramic glazing is maximally directed to the coastal zone.
The basement level of the villa is largely occupied by the lower level of the villa’s spa area, as well as a family garage for 8 cars. Facilities such as a sauna, hammam, massage room, phytobar are located here. One of the bold proposals of the design team was the installation of a transparent bottom for the pool at the ground level, which would create a unique ambient lighting for the lower spa area through the water column.
The showroom building was conceived as an entertainment complex that combines recreational facilities for residents and guests of the villa with a showroom for the owner's 12 collectible cars.
In order to achieve comfortable and unusual organization of space, it was decided to divide the space into 3 levels, where the lower and upper levels are offset from the main one. This solution allows to organize a second-level space in the main room and to provide visitors with an overview of the multilevel interior of the showroom.
At each of the three levels, cars are used both as exhibits and background decoration elements. The list of possible recreational areas includes a bar, a billiards set, multiple lounge areas, etc. For convenient management of the car collection, we propose to install an elevator in the space under the showroom, access to which is provided through the main underground tunnel. This elevator allows to raise cars to the desired level without the need for creation of separate entrances to the building from the street.
The silhouette of the Majlis building echoes a similar solution implemented in the Showroom. It is a single level building with a massively tall ceiling. The interior is subdivided into two major portions - the larger one is the Majlis space itself, lined with armchairs and sofas along the perimeter and featuring a calm water pool in the middle. The second area is the dining hall, that can be used to hold dinners for a company of up to 32 people. It has enough additional space on both sides of the table to facilitate seamless work of the servers.
Guest accommodation + service building
Two facilities of the villa complex – a guest accommodation building and a service building have been merged together and placed in an adjacent position to the Majlis. The guest accommodation portion is a two-level building, positioned towards the main alleyway of the villa. It includes two dedicated guest suites, one per each floor. Each suite can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people and provides a panoramic view of the villa complex, towards the left façade of the Showroom building.
The service section of this building serves a triple purpose. First, it features 2 more staff living quarters in addition to the ones situated on the basement level of the main villa. Second, it accommodates a sizeable main kitchen, along with a cold storage unit and an ordinary storage area. Third, the staff can quickly access a network of underground tunnels via a set of stairs, connecting all 4 buildings of the villa complex. Using these subterranean corridors, the villa’s staff can deliver food, refreshments, or render any kind of service needed in a rapid and discreet way.