Nestled in the heart of Dahran City, Saudi Arabia, is a visionary design, an ode to both the past and the future. This proposal for an international competition isn't just a residential complex; it's a harmonious blend of Saudi Arabia's rich architectural legacy with the avant-garde aspirations of modern urban living.
At the core of this design lies the reinterpretation of the iconic "MASHRABIYAS." A feature intrinsic to Middle Eastern architecture, our facade infuses the traditional screens with a contemporary twist, serving not only as aesthetic marvels but also as practical solutions to the region's unique climate challenges.
The building itself is a mesmerizing dance of staggered structures, each emerging from lush, vertical gardens. These verdant facades serve a dual purpose - they are oases of calm in the urban desert and act as natural insulators, shielding residents from the sun's intensity. As the structure ascends, the masses thoughtfully stagger, offering the dual luxury of expansive views without the unwelcome heat.
Strategically oriented in the NORTH-SOUTH direction, the apartments bask in the tranquil views of the EAST and WEST. This deliberate alignment ensures minimal exposure to the harsh southern sun, a testament to design meeting functionality.
Every unit encapsulates the essence of traditional Saudi homes, where life unfolds around gardens, a sanctuary in a bustling city. These verdant expanses don't merely exist on the ground. Ascending the building, one discovers that the essence of ground-level gardens is beautifully retained, providing residents with lush pockets of green, no matter their floor.
But perhaps the most poetic element is the screen-masked facade. It's not just a barrier; it's a living, breathing entity. Its intricate punctures ventilate spaces, whilst casting mesmerizing patterns of diffused sunlight, creating interiors that are both cool and bathed in a gentle glow.
This residential complex is more than just a home. It's where the past meets the future, where every corner tells a story of tradition, innovation, and harmony. Welcome to the future of Dahran living.