El-Sheikh Zayed Sustainable Islamic Villa
Through METHODS' success in a previous sustainable design; word of mouth brought up this second sustainable project. The challenge was to make a design that is contemporary, Islamic, and sustainable despite the limits of being handed the design as a concrete skeleton that's already constructed. We introduced the Islamic style through motifs, a pointed arch, the use of wooden materials in the facades, and the mashrabeyas which act as shading devices reducing heat transfer. A skylight was created above an inner court here too; which acted as an air tank with windows in every level of the villa: the basement, the ground, and the first floors.