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

  • 1974-VIP REST HOUSE

     

     

     

    Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located in a newly planned neighborhood in Dubai, this residential complex consists of a group of interrelated buildings set within richly landscaped grounds creating a village/oasis environment. The complex consists of three parts: the main palace (men’s reception, offices, dining and services), the family and women’s palace, and the services buildings (including a mosque, gymnasium, parking and servants quarters). The layout of buildings is influenced by climatic conditions and the integration of buildings and landscape is intended to create a favorable microclimate through the extensive use of vegetation and water features and the utilization of wind towers and shading devices. The project image is clearly inspired by the architectural traditions of the region within a contemporary framework

     

     

  • 1974-VILLA MADI

     

     

    Client::Mrs. Moceenat Hekmat Kalmat

    Location:: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 1,800m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 1,000,000

    Starting Date:: 1974

    Completion Date: 1974

     

    Project Description:

     

    In an attempt to illustrate the influence of the local environment and the inherited culture of the area with the traditional architecture, Villa Madi project was inspired to define several spatial elements within the living enclosure, being located in one of Amman’s neighborhood

     

    Villa Madi architectural design symbolizes the cosmic cover that was represented through the outer building stoned shell which embraces the traditional courtyard that is inspired to mimic the cosmic space holding within it a paradisiacal atmosphere represented by an ecologically balanced internal garden

     

     

  • 1979-HATAHET RESIDENCE

     

     

    Client:: Mr. Abdel Kareem Hatahet

    Location:: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 550m²2

    Construction Cost: US $ 250,000

    Starting Date:: 1979 Design - 1982 Supervision

    Completion Date:: 1980 Design - 1984 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Hatahet Residence is located in one of Amman's modern neighborhoods; this private house was built in the early eighties for an owner of Syrian origin where the traditional architectural influences are evident through the simple and elegant lines and elements

     

    With a contemporary cubist exterior and an inspired interior layout designed around three interconnected courtyards which act as a focal centre for the Residence representing houses of Jabal Amman, The Hatahet Residence emphasizes the synergy between open and closed spaces in a traditional yet modern manner.

     

  • 1982-HAJJAR RESIDENCE

     

     

    Client:: Mr. Radwan Hajjar

    Location:: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 500m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 200,000

    Starting Date:: 1982

    Completion Date:: 198

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Inspired by a local contemporary architecture, the Hajjar Residence design was formed in an attempt to reflect a residence with characteristics of traditional architectural of the area in a contemporary interpretation, and which is located in one of the modern suburbs of Amman

     

    The residence consists of stone masses that open up to a courtyard at the entrance, followed by a central atrium covered with marble patterns and which is extended through to the main part of the house, the external appearance consists of a stoned boundary wall with small openings, while the end of the house is devoted to be a private recreational area that includes a swimming pool to add a sense of luxury.

     

  • 1984-HISHAM EZIDDINE RESIDENCE

     

     

    Client:: Mr. Hisham Eziddine

    Location:: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 600m²

    Construction Cost:: US $ 410,000

    Starting Date:: 1984

    Completion Date:: 198

     


    Project Description:

     

    The Hisham Eziddine Residence design represents the vision towards deepening cultural ties within the built environment in a simple manner to preserve the identity of the region; the design of The Hisham Eziddine Residence in the eighties was inspired from the characteristics of local Arabia architecture through the formation of masses and the use of materials

     

    Upon entering the entrance courtyard, the central atrium of the house is adorned with marble patterned flooring and intricate wooden mashrabiyas, while the external form includes an external solid envelop with minimum openings alongside a landscaped garden extension which houses a central fountain offering a vital living environment.

     

  • 1990-AL-TALHOUNI RESIDENCE

     

     

    Client:: Mr.Khalil Al-Talhouni

    Location:: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 955m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 200,000

    Starting Date:: 1990 Design - 1991 Supervision

    Completion Date:: 1991 Design - 1992 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This project involves the remodeling of an existing house and designing a diwaniyah as an annex, which consists of a reception majlis, a dining area, and a kitchen and services area. The house and diwaniyah are built around a courtyard in the Islamic garden tradition, with lush vegetation of Mediterranean trees and flowers, water features, and patterned floors. Intricate wooden mashrabiyas are used for the doors and windows surrounding the courtyard and inside the living area. The garden layout and furniture makes it usable all day long and around the year. While reflecting the contemporary living requirement, the house and its garden are reminiscent of the great houses of traditional Islamic cities

     

     

  • 1992-ABDUL WAHHAB RESIDENCE

     

     

     

    Client: Al-Sheikh Zeid Abdul Wahhab

    Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided:: Architectural Design & Landscape

    Total Built-up Area:: 1,500m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 1,216,000

    Starting Date:: 1992

    Completion Date:: 199

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Approached from the traditional Saudi architecture in Al- Dareyyah perspective, the existing landscape inspired the outline with the direct analogies to the valleys with mountain cracks interlocking them

     

     

  • 1995-SUHEIBANI RESIDENCE

     

     

    Client:: Mr. Ibrahim Suheibani

    Location:: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area:a 3,000m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 3,000,000

    Starting Date:: 1995 Design - 1999 Supervision

    Completion Date:: 1996 Design - 2002 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description


    Inspired by the simplicity and organic nature of Najdi 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 Najdi architectural proportions and details in an innovative contemporary interpretation

     

     

  • 1996-AL-RAJIHI RESIDENCE

     

    Client:: Mr.Abdullah Al-Rajihi

    Location:: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 3,900m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 5,600,000

    Starting Date:: 1996 Design - 1997 Supervision

    Completion Date:: 1997 Design - 2000 Supervision

     


    Project Description:

     

    Inspired by the simplicity and organic nature of Najdi architecture, this village 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 a linear relationship, which allows maximum interaction between the inside and the outside. This cluster of buildings is set amidst extensive desert-type landscaping, which echoes local wadi settings. The architectural image is clearly inspired by Najdi architectural proportions and details in an innovative contemporary interpretation

     

     

  • 1997-PRINCE ASEM VILLA

     

     

    Client:: Prince Asem Bin Nayef

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Total Built-up Area: 650m²2

    Starting Date:: 199

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Inspired from the distinctive architecture of the Levant, a two floors villa reflected the richness of local architecture in terms of materials and vocabulary. An earthy-stone wall enveloped the villa in order to create an eye-catching articulation; the rotated villa and the graded walls participated in creating a dynamic scene

    The integration of greenery through the implantation of trees, bushes and flowers in addition to the addition of planters and flower boxes are all an added value which aimed to give the building a natural appearance

     

     

  • 1998-PALACE IN DUBAI

     

    Location:: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: 11,300m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 6,600,000

    Starting Date: 1998

    Completion Date:: 1999

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located in a newly planned neighborhood in Dubai, this residential complex consists of a group of interrelated buildings set within a richly landscaped grounds creating a village/oasis environment. The complex consists of three parts: the main palace (men’s reception, offices, dining and services), the family and women’s palace, and the services buildings (including a mosque, gymnasium, parking and servants quarters). The layout of buildings is influenced by climatic conditions and the integration of buildings and landscape is intended to create a favorable microclimate through the extensive use of vegetation and water features and the utilization of wind towers and shading devices. The project image is clearly inspired by the architectural traditions of the region within a contemporary framework

     

     

  • 1999-ABDELKARIM RESIDENCE

     

     

     

    Client: Abdelkarim Family

    Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided  : Design

    Total Built-upArea:a 3,500m²2

    Land Area:: 28,000m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 3,000,000

    Starting Date:: 1999

    Completion Date:: 200

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This villa is best described as three-floor villa designed with Modern Najdi style mixed with modern Islamic architecture. The richness of elevation was attained by the use of multi layers of different materials; granite, stone, and plaster. Moreover, the elevations were enriched by the variety of openings types and size in addition to the shades, pergolas, and mashrabeyya

    The integration of natural elements water and trees are main ideas that shaped the landscaped concept.

     

  • 2000-PRIVATE RESIDENCE

     

    Location: Miseelah - Kuwait

    Services Provided:d Design

    Total Built-up Area:a 9,760m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 11,000,000

    Starting Date:: 2000

    Completion Date:: 200

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Intended as a cluster of three houses for a Kuwaiti family, the project is located by the sea with direct access to an existing private marina. The site development includes extensive landscaping with lush gardens, terraces and water features, as well as several ancillary structures including a covered swimming pool, diwaniya, and basement parking. The design takes advantage of the wide exposure to the sea, while creating a system of courtyards, atrium spaces, passages and arcades that attempt to revive cultural and environmental values. While responding to the needs of modern living, the project reflects a balance between contemporary and traditional architectural values

     

     

  • 2000-KHALIL AL-SAYEGH RESIDENCE

     

     

    Total Built-up Area : 1,800m²2

    Starting Date  : 2000

     

  • 2001-IBRAHIM AL-SULTAN VILLA

     

     

    Client:: Mr. Ibrahim Al Sultan

    Location:: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: 2,200m²2

    Construction Cost: US $ 3,000,000

    Starting Date:: 2001

    Completion Date:: 2001

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project is a residential complex, includes car parks supported by complete infrastructure of alleys, utilities & landscaping.

     

  • 2001-AL-SAEED RESIDENCE

     

     

    Location:: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area:a 1,000m²2

    Construction Cost: US $ 1,200,000

    Starting Date:: 2001

    Completion Date:: 2002

     

    Project Description:

     

    Two three-floor villas, integrated in a landscaped area. Simple and elegant architectural design was developed in harmony with natural context; the greenery and water. The use of rough stone with earthy color and the wooden pergolas aims to emphasize on the natural aspect of these villas

    The pure geometries which shape these villas were articulated by skylights and inner courts. The use of pitched roof, chimneys, and pergolas enriched the skyline and the architecture of the villas.

     

  • 2001-AL-MARZOOQ RESIDENCE

     

    Location:: Misseelah - Kuwait

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area: 8,500m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 9,000,000

    Starting Date:: 2001 Design - 2002 Supervision

    Completion Date:: 2002 Design - 2004 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This residential complex consists of two large villas and upper floor apartment together with a diwanyia (men’s reception hall) grouped around a large formal courtyard, and share an extensively landscaped garden with direct access to a private beach. A large basement extends under the whole complex with parking garage for 13 cars, 2 multi- purpose halls, a gymnasium which opens to a basement courtyard, and various services. The project evokes urban images of an old Arab village with its several courtyards, arcades, towers and pavilions. The project's image reflects the essence of classic architectural features of the region within a modular system that provides a rationed order to the planning and design of the whole project

     

     

  • 2002-COMMERCIAL VILLAS

     

    Location: Miseelah - Kuwait

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 2,400m²2

    Construction Cost:: US $ 2,800,000

    Starting Date:: 2002

    Completion Date:: 2002

     

    Project Description:

     

    Designed as a row of courtyard houses in a luxury residential neighborhood near the sea, this project attempts to recreate in each unit the atmosphere of  traditional Arab courtyard houses, designed around two courtyards with a formal court with a central fountain and a services court. Although small and compact, each4--  bedroom unit is planned efficiently and provides for privacy for the family areas gathered around the two courtyards, while the guest areas are directed towards the main street in terms of view and physical orientation. The architectural character reflects regional themes of traditional architecture with emphasis on massing and intricate details in wood and ironwork

     

    The Qship Towers represent a unique strong force within its surrounding urban fabric, where the human experience is enhanced with penetrated access from the city-side to the seaside, a supreme sea-view, water features, a pedestrian entrance and natural elements, while the glass façades are articulated by concrete screens as if they are embracing the towers and moving smoothly with their revolving shapes in a sustainable model.

     

  • 2002-KAMAL SULTAN VILLA

     

     

    Client:: Mr. Kamal Sultan

    Location:: Bida - Kwait

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area:2,400:m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 2,500,000

    Starting Date:: 2002

    Completion Date:: 2003

     

    Project Description

     

    Constraints of this long and narrow site inspired the arrangement of this house, where logic of one space relates to the logic of another, and this relationship creates a third “SPACE” which flows continuously throughout the house. In this house, an attempt is made to reinterpret Islamic design principles of Simplicity, Geometry and homogeneity to create a “sense of place” where it is good to live in today. Man and the harsh environment of Kuwait interact in such manner that each is influenced by the other, resulting in a set of interactive spaces and creating a sequential experience as one move through the house. The architectural image heightens this sense of interaction between while drawing from the architectural vocabulary the region’s heritage

     

     

  • 2002-MOHAMMAD AL-SUWAIDY RESIDENCE

     

     

    Client:: Mohamad Al-Suwaidy

    Location:: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 4,250m²2

    Construction Cost: US $ 6,720,000

    Starting Date:: 2002

    Completion Date:: 200

     

     

    Project Description

     

    The villa’s long and relatively narrow site overlooking the sea inspired the conceptual approach for its design. The architectural composition includes several courtyards arranged along a central spine, with different sizes and character. The entrance courtyard represents the gate to the project leading to a major courtyard where the reception areas are located and ends up with the main house. The entrance courtyard connects through a service passage to the family courtyards, which are located towards the seaside. The main house consists of two parallel parts separated by water channels and features connecting the courtyards to the sea. The elegant architectural image is inspired by local Gulf architecture, and borrows features from the wider context of Islamic architecture

     

     

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