KDR PROJECT - RIYADH
Kuwait Government- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Design Approach & Considerations
The residential compound that consists of 8 high end villas with a total area of 8000 m² is located in one of the most prestigious zones in Riyadh, KSA- Hayy Assafarat.The design was based on the Urban Planning vision of High Commission for the Development of AR Riyadh, and integrated with site context through a geometry that formed harmony and unity with external urban Built Environment. The design character and image reflected a combination between tradition and modernity by implementing: - Courtyards, that all the spaces of the floor are wrapped around- Privacy, that reflected the both the plans and the elevations.
The use of a Four floors three prototype villas achieved appropriate space standards in terms of:
- Space optimization, efficiency & utilization of the layout are achieved.
- The ratio of usable space to the total area is good.
- The circulation distances minimized by the layout
- Gender Segregation has been achieved through providing separate dewanyyeh, public and family private zone.
Suitable durability and protection measures were applied using sustainable systems and materials on the building elements.Regional, rapidly renewable and recycled materials, reused or certified timber are adapted in the project.