Project Description

Location
Muscat, Oman
Status
Concept
Building Type
Apartments
Skills
Architecture

The design of the apartment buildings takes inspiration from the surrounding landscape and historical context of the region. The elevation options play with organic qualities in their organization, in response to the meandering natural form of the directly adjacent parkland. Recurring elements of rectilinear forms make reference to the regional forts, while bringing and element of lightness and playfulness with the randomized patterns of fenestration. Natural stone is used in the cladding to reinforce the connection to the rugged rocky landscapes of the region.

The ends of the blocks are celebrated with special drum forms that accentuate the prominence of these locations, while also offering more generous and dynamic interior spaces for these units. These corner towers represent a culmination of the organic language of the fa├žade, creating an iconic framing of the gateway entry to the development.