Residential Complex, UAE

UAE

This residential complex is located on an island site off the coast of United Arab Emirates.

The design of the complex follows the traditional fort oasis settlements in the region. The interior of the complex is approached via rampart and comprises a number of residential, administrative and leisure buildings that are organised around a number of open and closed garden courtyards, pergolas, reflection pools and fountains. The complex is punctuated with belvedere structures that provide long distance views of the coastline. The construction of the buildings is in a mixture of traditional stone and adobe, utilising the language of vernacular architecture.