Monolithic House Private Villa by Ahmed Habib

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Monolithic House

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Private Villa

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by old Arabic houses, the project masses were arranged in a way to enclose the external courts, creating visual interaction between in and out.The house envelope was designed using semi-transparent screens, with old Saudi pattern that was inspired by (Mashrabiya), have been used to give a dynamic visual interaction, guaranteeing privacy and shading on the south facade, and regulating the entry of sunlight by motorized openable system, while always allowing natural ventilation.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Conceptual idea was to explore the architecture relation between indoor and outdoor spaces, through a composition of three main masses that were shifted to create external courts inspired from Arabic traditional houses. The house envelope was designed using semi-transparent screens, with old Saudi pattern that was inspired by (Mashrabiya), that have been used to give a dynamic visual interaction, guaranteeing privacy and shading on the south facade, and regulating the entry of sunlight by motorized openable system, while always allowing natural ventilation.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Entrances: - Main: For Family members & guests - Diwaneya: For Formal Events (Male Guests) - Side entrances : Direct Access to Basement Back Garden - Services: Direct Access for Male Staff & main Kitchen Floors Functions: - Ground: Reception & Dinning Spaces for Guests - Basement: Daily Living Spaces including Pool, GYM, Services & Green areas - First:Bed rooms and living space - Roof: Outdoor roof garden and service rooms

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Duration: The project design Process started in September 2020 and finished in January 2021 Location: Jeddah

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
-Main Structure: Concrete -Main Architectural Finishes: Honed Travertine Stone, Black Steel, Off White Stucco, Matt Walnut Wood, Double Glazed Glass, Perforated Openable Screen

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
-Building Plot Area: 1000 sqm - Landscape plot area: 800 sqm -Built Up Area: 1540 sqm -Floors: Basement, Ground, First & Roof -Height Regulation from Street Level: 12 m -Set Backs Regulations: 4 m from street side & 2 m from neighbors

TAGS:
Architecture, Villa, House, Design, Residential, Modern, Landscape, Jeddah, Saudi

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
TYPE-OBJECTIVES-METHODOLOGY 1-Data Collection research-Client needs analysis-Client meetings 2-Cultural research-Project Zoning & Privacy needs-Social Questionnaire 3-Arch. Design Direction research-General mood board, Massing & Materials-Web based research 4-Arch. Technical research-Identify Construction methodology-Subject Matter Experts & Web based Research 5-Environmental research-Natural Ventilation & Sun light-Web based research 6-Landscape research-Hardscape & Softscape design direction-Web based Research

CHALLENGE:
-To create a quality living experience and redefine the image of a residential building in Jeddah while maintaining the climate requirements and privacy needs dictated by the Arab culture, were the main design challenges. -The client requested several separate entrances for gender segregation. -Based on the data collection the Architectural design direction is a mixture of Resort/Luxury design with traditional accents using natural materials. -Height limitation, Setbacks & maximum Built up area was dictated by Saudi Architecture Regulations.

ADDED DATE:
2021-02-13 01:03:26

TEAM MEMBERS (6) :
Design Director: Ahmed Habib, Assistant Design Architect: Sveva Salimbene, Assistant Design Architect: Ehab Hassan, Assistant Technical Architect: Mahmoud Sherif, 3D Visualization: Omar Barghout and Construction Management: Dosan Jeddah

IMAGE CREDITS:
Ahmed Habib, 2020.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.ha-bib.com
CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Mi-nus

PROFILE:
Mi-nus is a multidisciplinary design house, based in Cairo, providing Urban, Architecture and Interior Design services. Our highly experienced Design Team is from 5 different countries: Egypt, Italy, Ukraine, Russia & Poland. We also have a dedicated Technical Team that compromise of Engineers, Draftsmen and Sculptors.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Monolithic House Private Villa by Ahmed Habib is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Monolithic House Private Villa by Ahmed Habib is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2020 - 2021.



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