LOCI 138 . ADOBE

Name: Adobe
Date: 2016
Area: -
Scope: Dubai . UAE

A contemporary farmhouse villa carefully placed on its large site so as to be protected from the elements and be in harmony with its surroundings.

Entering along a winding road, the villa emerges from the sand dunes, quiet, unassuming but also with a grand presence. Separation of private and public space was achieved with a travertine feature wall that pierces the entire length of the villa; the interior spaces are carefully orientated to the exterior with large shaded openings and patios.

The natural unembellished palette of materials is based on the use of adobe, an ancient natural form of construction using sun-dried bricks of sand and clay, creating a contemporary vernacular aesthetic.