2022 – 2023
BONE STUDIO / DUBAI
Art Estate is a residential project designed to accommodate for the client’s art practice and day to day life. The design presents a tactile expression of two volumes that actively participate in response to one another and are separated by a central courtyard. Each volume is anchored by a solid core which houses the functions needed to sustain the space along with the structure that carries the volumes. As a result, this liberates the space and maintains its purity. The volumes create a stark contrast with the open courtyard which is defined by their overlapping edge sitting on the courtyard’s boundary walls. The glazing that marks the entrance into the volumes is recessed inwards to protect the interior space from the southern sunlight. Essentially, the formal and material treatment sets a framework for the architecture to operate as a blank canvas for the client’s versatile program requirements.