The main feature of the project is a landscape form that is inspired by geographic formations that are typical of the region’s topography. Composed of a series of terraces, it flows through the site and negotiates three main programmatic zones: one public, one private and one for services. The architecture appears to be carved out of the landscape and uses a crystalline geological language that aims at blurring the separation between the natural and the artificial.
The spatial experience is articulated through a sequence of different garden typologies (Janna, Bustan and Rawda) that lead you through the whole project in a winding itinerary, gradually revealing the totality of the landscape/architecture while remaining completely immersed in it.
The design INTEGRATES the solar panels into the architectural language of the project.
The technology is no longer just an add-on, but actually generates the design through the use of 4 roofs directed perfectly South and sloped at an optimal 25degrees for maximum energy generation.



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About tOD

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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