Marissa Villas

Dammam ,Saudi Arabia

The design approach was to exploit local spirit and smart space design solutions, concerning land components ,site parameters and weather conditions in KSA . The design of each unit was carved to let natural sunlight , filtered ventilation , and green components ,preserving privacy, through interior breathing patios.
The design illustrates the roughness of dessert lines and the vitality of palms and palm fronds , using these curves to give shades and privacy enclosures to the exterior facades.
Merging Modernity and Saudi Tradition and linking with social and environmental effects of traditional architecture , giving spiritual identity to the spaces by horizontal transition of privacy ,and adding architectural elements perforated with traditional patterns.

The interior spaces was carved using a new optimization of traditional materials to form a vault like component made of Local Arabic Gypsum and installed on metal mesh ,giving hall view of entrances and carving interior spaces ,permeated by national sun light , and green components. Each unit has 3 levels of privacy , public landscape , semi public rooms and views , and private zone.