Situated in Al Qurm, Muscat / Oman, in an exclusive neighborhood, the site is 7500 m2 on a dramatic slop facing South with a 270o view o the city and the mountains. The Client, a young modern progressive couple with their family is looking for a house with a heart, a place of living and memory. Openness and transparency. Welcoming to friends, family and guests. The house sits gently on the drama of the slop with minimal interference on its topography.
You can descend into the land while the house hovers over the horizon. A slice of sunshine enters the house giving constant reference to nature and the time of day. Windows and canopies give shade and frame views. The understated architecture is the frame of t he personal collection of object of art and beauty allowing the house to constantly evolve and reflect the personality of the users, making the house a home.
Reference to the culture of Oman is textural and is reflected with the subtly of the textures in the traditional clothes. Ornament is used to articulate, it is used to humanize and introduce a hand made. The architecture is intended to be timeless, white to reflect heat and blend with the context. Modest, humble and down to earth, open flexible and warm.
Defining a new architecture of Oman that reflects the identity of the past, present and future. Architecture plays a very strong role in the cultural identity of Omanis, there is a constant dialogue between the past and the present. The younger generation seeks to redefine an identity that reflects who they are today.Location: Muscat, Oman
Architects: Dar SSH International Engineering Consultants