Dubai villa projects
Dubai villa projects
The design world was about reflecting a sense of optimism and exuberance in 2022; for example, the year was filled with bold colors and richly textured material palettes. There was also a more significant attempt to promote sustainability by landscaping with drought-tolerant native plants or designing homes that relied on fewer fossil fuels.
Bold use of color and an overall moodiness, organic forms, AI-driven design, and Postmodern influences played a significant role in defining design trends in 2022. Also, we witnessed some trends disappearing for good; No more marble and the death of the open plan.
The Biggest Design Trends of 2022 that will continue to grow in Dubai villa projects are:
1. Sustainability is a MUST: The buildings must be environmentally friendly and use resources efficiently now; we reached a point where more than having sustainable concepts is needed, and design and construction rules must change based on sustainability requirements. To achieve this, many decisions have been made such as finding local and green materials and using them with techniques that consume lss energy, such as passive solar design and green roofs.
2. AI Taking Over: Technology is increasingly being used in the design and construction of buildings, from 3D modeling and printing to BIM and the Metaverse. Technology is showing new horizons to designers and architects and will continue to grow in 2023. The important thing here is that the architects and designers must get included in deciding where technology and artificial intelligence will take us.
3. Adaptive Reusing: One of the most noteworthy trends of 2022 is towards repurposing or adapting existing buildings for new uses rather than tearing them down and building new ones. This was used to preserve the background and characteristics of the place while reducing the carbon footprint of each new construction.
4. Design for Communities: There is a growing recognition of the importance of designing buildings and spaces that are accessible and welcoming to a wide range of people, including those with disabilities. This includes designing for walkability and creating spaces encouraging social interaction and community engagement.
5. Biophilia: Incorporating the elements of nature into the built environment to promote well-being and a connection to the natural world. This can include using natural materials, interactive green spaces, and natural light and designing for natural ventilation.
Now we are going to focus on the Dubai villa projects to find out what has been trending in recent design years from this megacity’s ambitious architectural design journey:
Simplicity and Minimalism in villa projects in Dubai
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Dubai is filled with ambitious architecture, from the highest towers in the world to creating an artificial island for people to live, work or have fun in. Although this is one of the main reasons that helped make Dubai become the colorful megacity it is today, seeing the town as a whole with all those successful (and many unsuccessful) landmarks stacked next to each other, each making their dialogues and effect on their surroundings. This problem is now being addressed in designing Dubai villa projects, especially in residential areas. Here we analyze a villa project in Dubai designed by MMA Projects that was able to successfully mix the minimalistic approach with the Arabic idea of a luxurious house.
Villa projects in Dubai: Villa AB
An elegant private residence in the Jumeirah area that is only a few steps away from the sea, next to the famous tourist attraction in Dubai city, Madinat Jumeirah.
The main focus of this Dubai villa project was on the quality of materials and finishes to create a luxurious and elegant residence, with modern and minimal features, with a touch of the Arab style. The creative play of light and shadow was made possible by numerous apertures in various sizes inside and outside this villa project in Dubai.
This villa project in Dubai is a tribute to Arab culture, The naturally forced ventilation devices, which are a known element from traditional Arabic architecture, and the customized bronze profiles that fit harmoniously into the facade, resembling the metal of the Mashrabiya and capturing sunlight while reflecting it in its warmest and softest tones.
As for the exterior, MMA Projects architects used a modern approach to design the landscape for this villa project in Dubai; with high-quality wooden decking, they could make the garden an extension of the interiors, which was accompanied by the luxurious infinity pool.
Same as the exteriors, the interiors of this villa project in Dubai were designed with quiet and monotoned spaces, finished with lightly textured materials that show minimalist design in its most luxurious way. High-quality marble was used for floors and walls, and natural, high-end wooden panels created warmer and cozier public spaces such as living and dining rooms, travertine stone taken from ancient roman luxurious palaces is also used in every room to keep the luxurious touch in private spaces in the villa project in Dubai.
Full-height Glazing Systems
In recent years there has been a significant and sudden shift to minimize or cut off the usage of fossil fuels, especially in residential projects. Due to the recent discoveries about the speeding up process of climate change and global warming, and the undeniable effects of the Ukraine War, the need for grand changes in the design approach and primary focus is still being determined.
As for UAE and, more specifically, Dubai, the city is well known for being high-tech and representative of a 21st-century modern city. Unfortunately, the city is basing its power sources, from the tallest skyscrapers of the world to the most diminutive dwellings in the local and more residential areas, entirely on fossil fuels like Oil. That is why the architects started designing Dubai villa projects with more self-sufficient and sustainable approaches.
Among the most used solutions, we can easily see the increasing usage of local and more resilient materials and the belated return of traditional Arabic elements in architecture, like Domes and ancient ventilation systems and intelligent systems to use and store clean energies like the Sunlight and Wind. In this villa project in Dubai, we observe how the floor-to-ceiling windows greatly minimize the household's annual energy usage without any noticeable change in the required soothing properties.
Villa projects in Dubai: Transparent Villa
In this beautiful and luxury dwelling in Jumeirah Islands, the design’s main focus was to let the sunlight reach the deepest and darkest areas of the house so that it can minimize the annual power usage required for interior lighting.
Like any other contemporary Dubai villa projects, the designer’s main goal was to create a house that embraces elegance and a minimalist approach to a modern home. To reach this goal, this villa project in Dubai is serene and soothing, with plenty of open space that allows multi-sensory experiences for its young residents.
Dubai-based ROAR architects used their self-instructed UXD (User Experience Design) tool for this villa project in Dubai, which let them combine the client’s design aspirations with their design touch while future-proofing the villa project in Dubai in terms of family growth, sustainability, and self-sufficiency factors.
In recent design years, especially after the long-lasting pandemic and its effects on our mental and social health, people are embracing moodier and richer spaces while realizing color is evocative and emotional. As for villa projects in Dubai, we witnessed a significant shift back to more traditional approaches, especially in the interiors. This explains how both the designers and the clients feel more connected with the traditional, multi-colored, and rich in details approaches that traditional Arabic architecture used to be praised for.
Villa projects in Dubai: Villa in Colors
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Designed by Tihany architecture firm, this colorful villa project in Dubai showcases a mixture of luxurious Arabic living styles with contemporary approaches. The choice of materials in the villa project in Dubai creates a warm sensation combined with rich quality and harmony. The interiors are reflected and extended to the exterior spaces while featuring a balanced use of sticking natural materials.
The natural materials, infinity pool, and hand-picked vegetation create various feelings and sensations in artwork-filled outdoors and colorfully furnished interiors with large full-height windows and sliding glass doors. This villa project in Dubai is an excellent example of color harmony created on the natural-toned background made from beige travertine, which is a typical material for villa projects in Dubai, and slightly turquoise-toned floor-to-ceiling glazing framing the vivid colors of vegetation and infinity pool while emphasizing the rich mixture of different yet matching materials indoors.
Individual and Cultural Expression
Covid-19 changed everything in human lives both on social and personal levels and as architecture reflects human lives and behaviors it is obvious that the pandemic was a turning point for it as well; for example, people are more attentive to their houses and workspaces to feel more secure and relaxed. What is trending now, especially in houses and villas, is the concept of individuality; people are now leaning away from simple and similar-looking rooms to a more personally designed approach, that each room describes its owners creatively and differently.
In recent years people have been spending more time indoors, in their rooms, and they now realize that the similar-looking, minimal, and monotoned personal rooms are leaving a dull and depressive mark on their mental health. This explains why the clients are getting involved in the design process in recent years, requiring bolder and brighter colors for their rooms and asking for costume-designed furniture and artwork that can reflect their personalities better and happier way.
In Dubai villa projects, we also see this individual approach which leads us back to the cultural roots and recourses. Using materials and refined patterns to show the Arabic spirit in houses and villas has been replaced with lightly textured and low-contrast choices of materials.
Villa projects in Dubai: Datwani Villa
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Roar architects designed this house to show the client’s Indian culture by using neutral colors, simple textures, and easy patterns. Simplicity, precision, and detailing are key design elements in this villa project in Dubai. The clients were originally from India but also strongly tied to Japanese culture, reflected in the interior. The inner spaces of their villa project in Dubai feature details are reminiscent of the delicate, minimalist Japanese style, such as the circular light fittings. Traditional Japanese accessories can be found in each room based on this villa project in Dubai, as the clients were in touch with the designers during the design process.
In the villa project in Dubai, the bright tones of the walls, flooring, and ceiling create a calm and soothing background for the client’s adventurous touch of three different cultures (Indian, Japanese, and Emirati) and hold the possibility for future changes for adding brighter and bolder use of furniture as the family decides to renovate or redecorate the entire house.
Among the Dubai villa projects, as we mentioned so far, we saw a cautious approach to the use of color as the culture is dictating the luxurious look only by specific colors (such as beige and gold) and specific materials (massive and overuse of not-so-local materials like travertine). The future of Dubai villa projects is to step away from these cultural forces to get more creative with colors, textures, and materials.
Architectural design concepts and ideas have changed a lot through the years, especially in Dubai villa projects, responding to different global situations and needs, from WWII and movements for mass housings to the modern era’s open plans with large multi-function areas and also the post-pandemic era where mental and physical health of the visitors or residences comes before any other factors.
In the few mentioned projects, we tried to show how the new age is making a wave of change in designing villa projects in Dubai and how the traditional, full-of-details Arabic architecture is adapting the latest trends and changing into a more resilient piece of work that responds to the needs of clients in the low-cost, sustainable and clean way.