CRYSTAL DUNES RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND

1ST PLACE AWARDED IN FACADES ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN LIMITED COMPETITION

RACING OF ARCHITECTURAL LAYERINGS TOWARDS SKY

QSD was 1st place awarded in a limited design competition that organized the client and developer company Capital Dunes Group CDG to design Town houses  & twin houses facades competition, whichconsequently QSD had been commissioned by CDG to proceed to design and develop design for all housing units in Crystal dunes residential compound master plan  located at Sheikh Zayed City, including Town houses (8 units & 4 Units), Twin houses and stand alone villas.

BLENDING ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURAL SPIRIT WITH MODERN CONTEMPORARY TREATMENTS 

A blended contemporary design approach with few islamic architectural treatments /patterns and skyline, blending of these different characterestics between Clarity Vs  Hierarchy, Transparency Vs Privacy , Modularity Vs Unity of form, Simplicity Vs Local Symmetrical Compositions , Clean Skylines Vs Dominating skylines. This challenge to create a new blended design character was inspired by the client apiration to create  a unique design character that inspired by the beauty & harmony of the islamic art/architceture geometries but to be presented in a practical simple contemporary arhitectural way. Design methodology is based on breaking the blocking masses of cubes reflecting the floor plans into finer objects; wallls/ sheds, parapets cand extended wall screens, thus creating in the facades 3-dimensional layerings compositions in in both directions depth(y) & heights (Z) inspired by islamic architectural skyline feature and inspired by layerings found in architectural heritage as well as found in nature  for layerings depth features (mountains with foreground & back grounds interfaces)

DESIGN CONCEPT | MIDDLE UNITS PITCHED UPPER ROOF CONCEPTS

Redesign of the middle units of the townhouses had considered sustainablity, design space effieciency, views analyisis whether from lower levels to the compound or otherwise views from upper-leveled master plan residential units that have a panoramiv views to the whole contoured levels below including the lower units gardens and roofs , in addition to design consideration to the aim to keep the middle units with a simple look/composition and clean skyline compared to the neighboured corner townhouses units with a unique skyline and composition, Penthouses Pitched roof concept are designed with a slope ascending towards the upper level views to have inclined surfaces facing the lower levels view (view from out the compund ) and also facing sun directions which allow for different roof uses and treatmnet options including adding solar heater panels above the roof, or/& adding accessed roof top observation deck/seatings watching the panoramic views below or /& composing a lighted/colored surfaces of these repititive sequence of pithced roofs, representing a unique crystal roofs compositions reflecting the compound brand identity " CRYSTAL DUNES

  

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NEW SHEIKH ZAYED CITY, EGYPT

Project status: 
Running