The House Concept is designed to create a simple sculptural volumetric block using Perforated screens windows and kinetic sunscreens are used to provide a seamless transition from the roof to the penthouse, villa facades and boundaries.
The monolithic design of the Villa envelope and landscape along with the perfectly arranged perforations, Provide privacy control and block visibility to adjacent plots. The Villa’s elements are displayed independently, forming planes that interact with the volumes which compose the buildings overall structure.
Geometric Ornamentation Pattern
Shading & Screens: 3D GFRC Façades Screens simulated from Qatari Naqash facade Kinetic Widows Sunscreen that react to the exterior and interior environments by allowing more or less Sun, light and wind flow. Overhangs Mesh screening for the courtyard and the entrance interior garden Sunscreens and the overhangs Mesh work as independent elements, Ornamentation Pattern Kinetic Widows Sunscreen 3D GFRC Façades Screens Overhangs mesh screening
Sustainability Design Principles:
•Villa Design Aims to reduce the space heating/cooling demand and energy consumption:
•Thermal comfort will be achieved through passive measures good insulation, minimal thermal bridges
•Reducing solar gains and internal heat sources (for warm climates)
•Good indoor air quality, due to whole house mechanical ventilation system, highly efficient energy recovery
•PV Array Solar Power system above the penthouse will provide 40 % of the house electricity with expansion over time
•Drip irrigation system Mix with Poly pipe Terrain irrigation system that delivers water to the root base of trees and shrubs eliminating wastewater
•Double glazed windows and doors
•Energy consumption Low-energy lighting, fittings and home appliances
1.Openings are located in suitable way for good ventilation and airflow
2.Blind wall & Open Space: •Blind walls to prevent overlooking and protect from solar radiations; Front perforated screen to provide good ventilation and natural lighting; North and south courtyard with front Mesh screen to protect it from Sun sand storms.
3. Façade And Self Shaded Envelope: lf-Shaded
4. Fenestration: Triple glazed window G value = 0.4
•Percentage of glazing per façade orientation:
South < 35 %
North < 40 %
West < 25 %
East < 35
•Horizontal surface with horizontal shading (main entrance, courtyard).
•Insulation materials for roofs to prevent heat built-up and reflect solar radiatio
6. Shading device and light and ventilation consideration:
7.Courtyards and patios:
•North and south courtyard to introduce natural light and assure basic ventilation rates.
•Front perforated screen to prevent sand storms.
•Height to width ratio > 1.
•Green elements to provide good shading and ventilation
Source by Ark-Kassam Architects.
- Location: Lusail City, North Residential Villas & Waterfront Residential Villas Districts, Qatar
- Architect: Ark-Kassam Architects
- Visualizing: Mais Hassoun
- Landscaping: Abdalrahim Kassam, Noor Kassam
- Software Programs: Cad, Rhino, Sketch up, Atlantis, PS
- Client: Hilal Arnaout
- Total Built-up Area: 1042 sqm
- Year: 2016-2017
- Images: Courtesy of Ark-Kassam Architects