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THE BLADE in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by ON-A

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: ON-A

Located in a strategic point in the city of Riyadh, close to the business district and the city center, this large hotel complex of 610 meters, is a skyscraper that includes the spa and health services, sky bar-restaurant, executive club, business center, apartments and conference center. Also includes within its program three interstitial floors with gardens that work as windbreaks at strategic points, thanks to the same aerodynamic shape. Within the conceptual design, there are mechanisms of renewable energy located in the façade and following a modular panel system, designed parametrically. Each panel incorporates turbines that geometrically varies the diameter of the opening in order to enhance the natural ventilation cooling system, that works at the same time with the rainwater collection. The podium structure houses the hotel amenities and conference facilities and links the building to its surroundings at the pedestrian level. Also the podium incorporates a multipurpose hall, restaurants and extensive outdoor gardens surrounding the project located in the middle of a water mirror.

Image Courtesy © ON-A

Image Courtesy © ON-A

  • Architects: ON-A
  • Project: THE BLADE
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Creative director: Jordi Fernández, Eduardo Gutiérrez
  • Executive director: Eduardo Gutiérrez
  • Team: Luka Kreze, Marc Canut, Nicolás Millán and Georgina Morales
  • Area: 320.000 m2
  • Project: 2016


Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Article source: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas


Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters is currently in construction and will provide a centralised facility for 2,500 associates. The company is a regional diversified business whose interests encompass automotive distribution, auto parts manufacturing, financial services, renewable energy, environmental services, land and real estate development, logistics, electronics retailing and media services. Unique for Saudi Arabia, it has adopted an open office approach for its Corporate Headquarters which limits hierarchy and promotes interaction.

Image Courtesy © AsymmetricA

Image Courtesy © AsymmetricA

  • Architects: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
  • Project: Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters
  • Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: AsymmetricA and Labtop Rendering
  • Client: Abdul Latif Jameel Company Limited
  • Design Director: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
  • Structural Engineer: Aurecon Group
  • Building Services Engineer: Clarke Samadhin Associates
  • Local Consultant: SAK Consultant
  • Façade Consultant: ALT
  • Lighting Consultant: Light Bureau
  • Environmental Consultant: Anthesis Consulting
  • Fire Engineer: Design Confidence
  • Lift Engineer: Cooper & Wilcock FZ LLC
  • Landscape Consultant: ALN
  • Site Area: 6,786 square metres
  • Gross Floor Area: 38,523 square metres
  • Project Height: 102.6 metres
  • Completion Year: 2018


Riyadh House in Saudi Arabia by arqflores

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Article source: arqflores 

This house is located in the city of Riyadh, in the heart of Saudi Arabia.

The design of this villa is a contemporary blend of Mexican and Arabic cultures, where knowledge of local traditions, materials, textures, mexican colors, as well as the knowledge of some methods of the building area were important for their development and termination.

Image Courtesy © arqflores

Image Courtesy © arqflores

  • Architects: arqflores (arqflores is: Juan Carlos Flores)
  • Project: Riyadh House
  • Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Program: Private Houses
  • Interior design: Jorge Rubio
  • Contractor: Professionals House, Jeddah, KSA
  • Gross External Area: 1382m2
  • Construction year: 2014
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp


Unaizah in Saudi Arabia by Erick van Egeraat

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Article source: Erick van Egeraat  

Erick van Egeraat is commissioned to further elaborate the master plan and a series of buildings for the city centre of the City of Unaizah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The approved concept design provides attractive solutions for a series of challenges that the city centre is currently facing. This master plan will contribute to the continued growth and development of the City of Unaizah, with long-term benefits for the citizens of Unaizah and its visitors.

Image Courtesy © Erick van Egeraat

Image Courtesy © Erick van Egeraat


The Noble Qur’an Oasis Competition in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The project for The Noble Qur’an Oasis – Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah is a sign of excellence representing a cultural and civic Islamic centre for the research, study and transmission of the Nobel Qur’an.

This iconic project represents the Islamic city and its potential future extensions embodied in a series of covered circles, a palm oasis in the forefront, and fruit trees and native plants irrigated by a system of water canals creating a micro-climate. A traditional pattern of courtyards and narrow streets meshed within the structure encloses generously sized inner spaces, which define this center for the research, study and transmission of the Nobel Qur’an, as a unique place strongly related to Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah and its environment.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura


Nobel Quran Oasis in Madinah, Saudi Arabia by Gerber Architekten

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Article source: Gerber Architekten

The winners of the invited international competiton for the „Nobel Quran Oasis“ have been announced in Madinah. Gerber Architekten convinced the jury with their landscape focused design and share the second prize with Ricardo Bofill-Taller de Arquitectura. A first prize was not awarded and the third prize was given to gmp. Zaha Hadid and Arata Isozaki & Associates both received a commendation.

Image Courtesy © Gerber Architekten

Image Courtesy © Gerber Architekten

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: Nobel Quran Oasis
  • Location: Madinah, Saudi Arabia


CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE MUSEUM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The new Children’s Interactive Museum is based on children, their natural curiosity and imagination. Thus, the museum design focuses on the idea of a tree hut as a magical place in the treetops and their dynamic play of light and shadow.

The Children’s Interactive Museum is situated in King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Henning Larsen Architects is behind several mixed-used buildings in addition to the master plan for the area.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: RIC
  • Gross floor area:14,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2012 – 2014
  • Type of assignment: 1st prize in invited international competition
  • Team: Thornton Tomasetti Engineering, Cultural Innovations

Alkhozama Desert House in Riyadh Desert, Saudi Arabia by Ark-Kassam Architects

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Article source: Ark-Kassam Architects

Ark-Kassam Architects have created a contemporary residence design concept which is to be allocated on a knoll in the middle of a private Oasis palm, Al-Riyadh Desert.

Three Masses are forming the design of the house and defining the entry lobby with the Arcade courtyard and the interior garden. These volumes are the Service Mass, Living Mass with sunset view and Night Mass with sunrise view. All masses were organized in order to provide the needed shade for one another, creating the different atmospheric scales in between the indoor and the outdoor space protecting the house from extreme weather conditions.

Image Courtesy © Ark-Kassam Architects

  • Architects: Ark-Kassam Architects
  • Project: Alkhozama Desert House
  • Location: Riyadh Desert, Saudi Arabia
  • Software used: Revit, 3D Max and Photoshop
  • Project Architect: Abdalrahim Kassam
  • Client: Conser Co.
  • Area: 1500Sq.m
  • Design Year: 2014
  • Construction Year: 2014-2015

King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station will serve as a key interchange on the new Riyadh Metro network for Line 1, as well as the terminus of Line 4 (for passengers to the airport) and Line 6. The local monorail can also be accessed from the station via a skybridge. With six platforms over four public floors and two levels of underground car parking, the KAFD Metro Station will be integrated within the urban context of the financial district, responding to the functional requirements of a multimodal transport centre and the district’s future vision. The project extends beyond the simple station typology to emphasize the building’s importance as a dynamic, multi-functional public space; not only an intermediate place perceived through quick transitions, but also a dramatic public space for the city.

Image courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects 

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Date: 2012 / 2017
  • Client: ArRiyadh Development Authority
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana, Filippo Innocenti
  • Project Architect: Fulvio Wirz, Gian Luca Barone
  • Design Team: Alexandre Kuroda, Fei Wang, Lisa Kinnerud, Jorge Mendez-Caceres
  • Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Services: Buro Happold
  • Transport and Civil Engineering: Buro Happold
  • Fire Engineering: Buro Happold
  • Façade Consultant: NewTecnic
  • Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon
  • Size: 20,434 m2
  • Levels: 4 above ground, 2 below ground (car parking)

Residential Housing 26 units in Obhur, Saudi Arabia by Dom Arquitectura

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Article source: Dom Arquitectura

The aim is to project 26 houses in the Obhur area. The client wanted to use the same isolated unit type, but generate differences in the street facade to avoid the traditional house complex with all the same.

Recalling the Islamic markets, we remind the Arabic spices image, located in the same container but with different color shades. Natural tones that would fit perfectly into our idea.

Image Courtesy Dom Arquitectura

  • Architects: Dom Arquitectura
  • Project: Residential Housing 26 units
  • Location: Obhur, Saudi Arabia
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dStudio Max


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