RESIDENTIAL - VILLAS

Impressing Clients and exceeding their expectations through inspiring new concepts for residences is what distinguishes DAR AL OMRAN’s experienced architects and designers.

The Firm is constantly working on creating residential villas and residences that offer individual, private and peaceful unique internal and external solutions according to the Clients’ needs and tastes while keeping the cultural aspects of the place visually apparent.

PROJECTS

  • 2003-AL-MANDEEL RESIDENCE

    Al-Mandeel Residence

     

    Client: Adel Al- Mandeel

    Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 4,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 3,785,000

    Starting Date: 2003

    Completion Date: 2003

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project consists of four parts; villa, spa, diwaniyyah, and the tent. Each constitutes a different building that is clearly visible in the massing. Whereas the main concept behind this outline was to create a vernacular courtyard that is surrounded by masses from three sides the natural escarpments integrate the existing palm oasis from the fourth side.

     

  • 2003-DAR'AIEH FARM

    Dar'aieh Farm

     

    Client: Al Riyadh Development Authority

    Location: Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Concept Proposal

    Total Built-up Area: 5,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US & 10,000,000

    Starting Date: 2003

    Completion Date: 2003

     

    Project Description:

     

    The identity of this building was derived from the combination of local traditional and Islamic architecture. A main spine passes through the main building dividing it into two major masses, separating private and public spaces, natural lights and wind penetrates through this spine. The integration with nature is one of the leading ideas in designing this farm; not only trees, greenery and water are the main natural features, but also mixing artificial boundaries made of earthy materials with natural topography (natural boundary).

    The treatment of elevation and masses intends to give the image of grandeur, and this was achieved by a fort-like building with towers, massive wall, bridges …etc.

     

  • 2005-AQEEL RESIDENCE

    Aqeel Residence

     

    Client: Mr. Mohammad Aqeel

    Location: Tripoli - Libya

    Services Provided: Full Design , Landscape

    Total Built-Up Area: 5,200 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 12,000,000

    Starting Date: 2005 Design

    Completion Date: 2005 Design

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located on the primary road near the Airport, Villa Aqeel is built on a land of an area of 45,000m². The architectural image of this prestigious villa was to reflect the authentic style of this Islamic region using modern approaches and materials, forming an image of an urban fabric that consists of several masses linked together with arcades like houses in a traditional city.

    On the other hand the landscape design reformed the site into several natural themes that combined forests with dunes and green valleys. Through this natural combination of themes another layout of geometric landscape surrounded the villa and formed a will studied connection between nature and man built items. This thoroughly designed geometric landscape formed several plazas and water features that reflected the spirits of the Islamic gardens in the Andalusian era.

     

  • 2004-SAQR VILLA

     

     

    Client:: Mr. Saqr

    Location::Bhamdoun - Lebanonn

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 950m²2

    Construction Cost: US $ 1,200,000

    Starting Date:: 2004

    Completion Date:: 200

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Inspired by the Mediterranean style the three floor villa designed on a steep land. The different spaces are arranged around two main courts, one is closed and the private spaces are overlooking. All semi private spaces are organized around the opened court

     

    The richness of this villa is a result of the combination of regular geometry and the architectural elements of roof tops such as arches, pergolas and pitched roof. The integration of natural elements such as water features and trees aims to enrich the design

     

     

  • 2004-EMAAR VILLA

    Emaar Villa 1

     

    Client: Emaar

    Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Starting Date: 2004

    Completion Date: 2004

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This competition aims to design a duplex villa proposing alternatives for the elevations. The villa was developed according to different architectural styles, Including Islamic, Gulf, Mediterranean and Modern style. All alternatives were composed of two layers, a base made of stone and the higher part is covered of plaster.

    The richness of the different alternatives is achieved through the architectural composition and the articulations.

     

  • 2005-DOGHAITHER RESIDENCE

    Doghaither Residence

     

    Client: Mr. Esam Doghaither

    Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design & Landscaping

    Total Built-up Area: 3,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 5,500,000

    Starting Date: 2005

    Completion Date: 2006

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Inspired by the simplicity and organic nature of Moroccan architecture, this courtyard-like residence revives the ecological and cultural values of traditional architecture while providing all the services and amenities required for contemporary living. The project is characterized by arranging the various functions in courtyard type of housing, which allows maximum interaction between the inside and the outside. This building is set amidst extensive desert-type landscaping, the architectural image and interior design clearly inspired by Moroccan architectural proportions and details in an innovative contemporary interpretation.

     

  • 2005-HINDI VILLA

    Al-Hindi Residence

     

    Client: Firas Al-Hindi

    Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 3,400 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 5,000,000

    Starting Date: 2005

    Completion Date: 2005

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located in Riyadh, this complex of four villas units is organized within a grid type setting. The size of each villa is around 900 m2. The complex comprises of five bedrooms with private garden areas and swimming pool in each unit. The project image with its combination of Mamluki and local architectural elements refer the need to provide an attractive environment for Al-Hindi family in Riyadh.

  • 2005-AL-KURDI VILLA

    Al Kurdi Villa

     

    Client: Rabeea Al-Kurdi

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 1,480 m2

    Construction Cost: US $1,400,000

    Starting Date: 2005

    Completion Date: 2006

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    It is private two stories residential villa which was design in dichotomy, a hybrid design in which traditional and modern architecture are combined together, this includes arches, domes, wind catchers, skylights, louvers etc. Furthermore, the design mixes between rough and soft textures (stone and plaster). The different spaces are arranged along East-West axis (spine wall) in order to permit natural light to penetrate the villa. Environmental considerations were taken into account and that appears through the use of louvers and wind catchers. Terraces and part of the external spaces are covered with shades and pergolas.

    Landscaped areas are designed in a way that responds to the site topography, and this can be seen through the green adjacent platforms of different levels which create very rich outdoor space.

     

  • 2006-ASSAS VILLA

    Assas Villas

     

    Client: Assas Family

    Location: Makkah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design & Landscaping

    Total Built-up Area: 7,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 7,000,000

    Starting Date: 2006

    Completion Date: 2007

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This residence located in Makkah, this complex of five villas units is organized within a cluster type setting. The size of each villa is around 1000 m2, comprising of five bedrooms with private garden areas and swimming pool in each unit. At the parent's villa of this complex is a dwelling with services to serve all villas. The project image with its combination of Spanish and local architectural elements refer the need to provide an attractive environment for Assas family in Makkah.

  • 2006-VILLA SARAH

    Villa Sarah

     

    Client: Dr. Abullah Al-Nasri

    Location: Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 1,500 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 2,000,000

    Starting Date: 2006

    Completion Date: 2007

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Inspired by the simplicity and organic nature of Moroccan architecture, this courtyard-like residence revives the ecological and cultural values of traditional architecture while providing all the services and amenities required for contemporary living. The project is characterized by arranging the various functions in courtyard type of housing, which allows maximum interaction between the inside and the outside. This building is set amidst extensive desert-type landscaping. The architectural image and interior design are clearly inspired by Moroccan architectural proportions and details in an innovative contemporary interpretation.

     

  • 2006-AL-MOTLAK VILLA

    Al-Motlak Villa

     

    Client: Motlak Al-Motlak

    Location: Rawdat Sudair - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design and Landscaping, Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 1,800 m2

    Land area: 28,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 2,000,000

    Starting Date: 2006 Design - 2008 Supervision

    Completion Date: 2007 Design - 2010 Supervision

     

  • 2006-MOHAMMAD AL-SHEIKH RESIDENCE

    Mohammad Al-Shaikh Residence

     

    Client: Dr. Mohammad Al-Sheikh

    Location: Diriyah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 3,500 m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 6,000,000

    Starting Date: 2006 Design - 2007 Supervision

    Completion Date: 2007 Design - 2010 Supervision

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design aimed to incorporate the deep values of the region's vernacular architecture represented in the everyday life, The Mohammad Al-Shaikh Residence emulates the solid and strong bonds of extended families which forms the essence of traditional Saudi societies.

     

    The Mohammad Al-Shaikh Residence consists of residential units are connected with alleys, pathways and courts, and are divided into two parts; one serving the men and the other with a more secluded privacy serving the family. The project is designed to respect all forces and elements of the area in order to create a vital environment.

     

  • 2007-AL-NASER RESIDENCE

    Al Nasser Residence

     

    Client: Ms. Huda Al Nasser

    Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design, Landscaping and Interior

    Total Built-up Area: 3,500 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 6,000,000

    Starting Date: 2007

    Completion Date: 2008

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This residence services the ecological and cultural values of traditional architecture while providing all the services and amenities required for contemporary living. The project is characterized by arranging the various functions in two forms which constitute haramlik (private) and salamlik ports (visitor), with transparent rapture between them. The architectural and interior image is clearly inspired by Moroccan architectural proportions and details in innovative contemporary interpretation.

     

  • 2008-AL-AMADI PRIVATE PALACE

    Al-Emadi Private Palace

     

    Client: Mohammad Al Emadi

    Location: Qatar

    Services Provided: Concept and Schematic Design

    Total Built-up Area: 6,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 10,500,000

    Starting Date: 2008

    Completion Date : 2009

     

    Project Description:

    The palace consists of two floors in addition to basement and roof floor. The designer concept is to create an Arabic home with courtyards to gain light and fresh air through natural circulation. Separate entrances been created to have the privacy and suitable distribution of functions wherein the salons, dining, receptions found in the ground floor but the bedrooms in the first floor. All the services are in the basement.

    The Islamic vocabularies and architectural language have been implemented in the elevations to reflect the authenticity of the building.  The designer used pointed and segmental arches to emphasize this.

     

  • 2009-ROYAL PALACE

    Royal Palace

     

    Client: Undisclosed

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: 7,200 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 10,000,000

    Starting Date: 2009

    Completion Date: 2009

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project is located on a hilly area in Amman, on the east of the main airport road. The site’s area is around 116,700 m2 located in a forest area full of pine trees and it is accessed by an existing route around Dunes country club located adjacent to the site.

    A concept design has been proposed for the project and approved by the client in two previous stages: a pre concept stage by WATG and concept stage by Dar Al Omran. The main concept of the building stems out from the idea of shaping the topography of the highest area of the site to create various leveled terraces forming the building on three levels and outdoor terraces creating a landscaped area around the building. The total built up area of the project is 7,200 m2. The building is surrounded by two layers of fencing, the first is steel fencing located exactly on the site parameters, the second one is a stone fence surrounding the palace and the landscaped terraces and outdoor areas adjacent to the building enclosing an area around 21,700 m2 forming the designed landscape area and terraces while the area between the two fences is covered with forest trees and will be kept on its natural landscape with minimum intrusion.

     

  • 2009-MAJALES AL MESHREF

    Majales Al Meshref

     

    Client: Ministry of Residential Affairs

    Location: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirate

    Services Provided: Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: 10,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 15,000,000

    Starting Date: 2009

    Completion Date: 2009

     

    Project Description:

     

     The design of project was devoted to symbolize the characteristics of Arab and Islamic heritage connected with Ministry's buildings, palaces and councils. Majales Al Meshref design is inspired from the rich Arabian life which progressed from the desert life to agricultural communities, then to cities with its various aspects.

    Majales Al Meshref interacts with the cultural aspects related to the place and which reflects the importance of Arab hospitality and its attachment to local customs and traditions, in addition to the synergy of land and water that are highlighted through the merging of the garden with its water features with the interior of the building.

     

  • 2009-HIC PALACE

    HIC Palace

     

    Client: Client Representative HAJ-Project Managers

    Location: Hawar Island, Located 26 km southeast of Mainland Bahrain

    Services Provided: Concept

    Total Built-up Area: 6,892 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 15,760,000

    Starting Date: 2009

    Completion Date: 2009

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The main theme behind the concept is about how to create pleasant, exquisite and private spaces within a sensitive undeveloped island. The design of the master plan gave a main visual axis which penetrates the palace from the land towards the sea gathering different functions in a luxuriously clustered environment to enhance the sense of belonging to the urban court yard of each cluster as well as the sense of belonging to the fenced castle, the axis will end with a light house which will be a landmark emphasizing the end of the axis.

    To highlight the connection between the sea and the palace, the main palace was elevated on a hill coming down towards the sea this combined the contradictions between the image and function needed, giving us the hierarchy which is seen in castles, where the main elements of the palace was placed at this hill's top then coming down gradually towards the sea using terraces and softscape ending with the light house.

    The design reflects the uniqueness and rich design ideas, which also provides a high quality, modern and exclusive style of life for the owner.

  • 2010-PRIVATE VILLA IN DAFNAH

    Private Villa in Dafnah

     

    Client: Undisclosed

    Location: Doha - Qatar

    Services Provided: Architectural Design

    Total Built-up Area: 5,600 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 10,950,000

    Starting Date: 2010

    Completion Date: 2010

     

    Project Description:

     

    This project is a residential private villa that is composed of three main parts; the main villa, the majlis, and family house club. The villa was designed according to the Islamic architecture with modern interpretations, and this can be seen through the planning and the arrangement of spaces inside the villa. Moreover, the architectural elements used in the facades and inner courts, Iwans, Dorqa’a and Qa’a were inspired from Mamluki’s Architecture.

     

  • 2010-SULTAN AL-AHBABI VILLA

    Sultan Al-Ahbabi Villa

     

    Client: Mr. Sultan Al-Ahbabi

    Location: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirate

    Services Provided: Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: 500 m2 / Villa

    Construction Cost: US $ 675,000 / Villa

    Starting Date: 2010

    Completion Date: 2010

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project is to build two identical villas in two adjacent plots. The project was built to reflect the modern architecture Inspired by the heritage.  The house consists of two floors; ground floor contains the salons and dining rooms while the first floor contains the bedrooms. The external elevations were mixed between the natural stone and the white texture paint to make nice contrast.

     

  • 2010-HIGH NET WORTH PALACE

    High Net Worth Palace - Residence

     

    Client: Tanween

    Location: Doha - Qatar

    Services Provided: Design Competition, Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: 22,000 m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 62,650,000

    Starting Date: 2010

    Completion Date: 2011

     

    Project Description:

     

     

    Embracing both the traditional and modern design within the architectural elements of the design, the Palace was inspired as one large building yet is functionally separated in three major units; the grand residence, the main Majlis and a clubhouse.

     

    Based on the central theme of "Rising to Heavens" as described in the Quran and Islamic interpretations, the High Net Worth Palace layout immerses one in cascading waters and flowing rivers along with heavenly gardens in a way that reflects the soothing sensation of paradise. This palace is designed for a Qatari Royal family which encompasses the luxuries of living within the multi-faceted multipurpose spaces with boundaries are lined with natural vegetation to add privacy and beauty.

  • Villa Sarah

     

    Client: Dr. Abullah Al-Nasri

    Location: Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 1,500 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 2,000,000

    Starting Date: 2006

    Completion Date: 2007

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Inspired by the simplicity and organic nature of Moroccan architecture, this courtyard-like residence revives the ecological and cultural values of traditional architecture while providing all the services and amenities required for contemporary living. The project is characterized by arranging the various functions in courtyard type of housing, which allows maximum interaction between the inside and the outside. This building is set amidst extensive desert-type landscaping. The architectural image and interior design are clearly inspired by Moroccan architectural proportions and details in an innovative contemporary interpretation.