Improving urban wildlife in Saudi Arabia

The proposed landscape strategy, for the residential projects in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, attempts to integrate the design of the outdoors spaces with the architecture of the houses.

The main objective of the landscape strategy is to improve the urban wildlife in the city by researching and understanding the local conditions, micro/macro climate, flora, and fauna.

Saudi Arabia is characterized by its arid and desert climate. Moreover its capital Riyadh is located on the birds’ migration path, and more specifically the spring migratory route. The approach of the researched looked at the local flora (trees and shrubs) and cross referenced the appropriate birds that feed and travel in this region, hence ensuring the protection and proliferation of the local urban wildlife.



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Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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