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Dayira Villa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by KOHLERSTRAUMANN

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tools used:
ArchiCAD, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop
Principal architect:
Aaron Kohler, Marc Straumann
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In Progress
Residential › Villa, Spa, Commercial

KOHLERSTRAUMANN: DAYIRA, noun: circle; plural noun: circles, a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre). Our design features and elements that are suitable to the desert climate and lifestyle, including large walls of concrete and glass that showcase views of the natural landscape and open up to outdoor living spaces and materials that hold up well in the harsh heat and insulate the interiors from warm outdoor temperatures.

The Circle as the main concept is a universal symbol with extensive meaning. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, focus, infinity, unity, timelessness, the Sun, the Moon, the entire Universe. We created an oasis hiden between the two mountains outside of Riyadh. Using the elevation and carving into the rocks the area of the layout became more privet through difrent levels.


KOHLERSTRAUMANN profounds in a friendship between Aaron Kohler and Marc Straumann whose relationship extends back to the very beginning of their careers 20 years ago.
Marc and Aaron building a perfect balanced Team of Architects thanks to their young, dynamic and focused personalities. 
They believe every architectural act has their own purpose. Aaron and Marc are working with a sensitive approach according to context, potential for materials and constructions as a matter of experience and atmosphere of the surrounded environment and needs of the people who are connected with it. 

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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