ibda design


  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Mixed-Use

    site area    

    13637 sqm

    built-up area    

    1877 sqm

    client    

    VIP-Private

    project status    

    Completed


    DESIGN APPROACH



    The development is designed as a mixed-use district
    that serves as headquarters to the d3 community,
    envisioned as the hub for emerging local creative
    talent in the UAE. The architecture is defined by the
    use of repurposed shipping containers designed to
    preserve its raw, industrial form. As a development in
    the Middle-East, local influences were adapted in the
    form of container wind towers, which promote natural
    ventilation within the site. Integrating traditional Arabic
    neighborhood planning in the design, 75 containers
    were stacked and configured to define outdoor
    “pockets” that serve as a courtyard for each building.
    These outdoor courtyards are welcomed to the interior
    of the building by means of full-height windows
    punctured on the shipping containers which frames the
    outdoor landscape and the view of the Dubai skyline.











  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Religious

    site area    

    2512 sqm

    built-up area    

    1400 sqm

    client    

    Ibrahim Al Ghurair

    project status    

    Completed


    SINGLE DIRECTION + INSIDE/OUT = OASIS


    DESIGN APPROACH



    In history the mosque served as a communal space that was open to public and allowed for various types of social activities other than praying. The Mosque was not perceived as an ICON. The project has a distinctive architectural design language that has a fluid interplay between the building mass and the elements of nature; such as wind, sound, light and landscape. Typical Mosque space hierarchy is axial with a strong monumental approach. On the contrary we proposed a communal approach to the space of the Mosque by designing the Riwaq to wrap around the Haram. The Sahn is located within the Haram, blurring the boundary between architecture (in) and landscape (out). In this arrangement the Haram can transform from being an interior space to becoming a semi-outdoor space.








  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Office

    site area    

    7400 sqm

    built-up area    

    73800 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Concept Design


    WORKING TIME + COST = OFFICE TOWER


    DESIGN APPROACH



    Given the context of Dubai and the harshness of
    the sunlight, the concept is to minimize direct sun
    exposure on the façade while still maintaining fully
    glazed elevations that provide a comfortable working
    environment. Ibda Design conducted careful and
    thorough sun path studies that led to the formation
    of the building mass. Minimizing direct sun exposure
    on the façades while still maintaining the openness of
    glass provides an economically efficient building that
    is low on energy consumption. Ibda Design believes
    that 21st century architectural concepts should strongly
    address the context of each building and not adopt the
    international style of architecture.









  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Religious

    site area    

    9850 sqm

    built-up area    


    client    

    VIP-Private

    project status    

    Concept Design


    DESIGN APPROACH








  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Sport & Leisure

    site area    

    9000 sqm

    built-up area    

    380 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Under Construction


    SITE + ACTIVITY = TOPOGRAPHY DESIGN


    DESIGN APPROACH



    As a health club, we believe the best way to promote
    a healthy environment is to integrate the project
    into nature. All the given activities can be practiced
    outdoors, rather than in closed rooms. The design
    merges the landscape with the architecture, blurring
    the boundary between in and out. The result is a fluid
    design that is analogous to the human body and its
    fluidity in movement and form. The target was to design
    a topography that amplifies activity and not a building.
    Careful consideration is also taken to the privacy
    required by the Gulf culture and views from the existing
    villa and surrounding context.







  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    16000 sqm

    built-up area    

    2400 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Schematic Design


    DESIGN APPROACH









  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    16600 sqm

    built-up area    

    4100 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Schematic Design


    DESIGN APPROACH












  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    12500 sqm

    built-up area    

    3000 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Design Development


    DESIGN APPROACH













  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    9479 sqm

    built-up area    

    1995 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Design Development


    HILL + VILLA = HANGING GARDENS


    DESIGN APPROACH



    VIP - Private









  • site location    

    Dibba, Oman

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    10300 sqm

    built-up area    

    1100 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Schematic Design


    VIEW + SLAB = BEACH HOUSE


    DESIGN APPROACH



    The concept is a direct reaction to the site. The linear
    volume elevated on the first floor provides all rooms
    with open views of the sea while still maintaining privacy
    for the users. A longitudinal terrace runs along the entire
    volume connecting the interior spaces with the exterior
    spaces by use of fully openable glass. This allows the
    user to transform the interior space of the house to a
    semi-outdoor space.
    The design takes full advantage of the site allowing
    the user to enjoy the Dibba context, the beach, distant
    mountains, and night sky.










  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    13936 sqm

    built-up area    

    84000 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Concept Design


    SITE + TERRACE = COMMUNITY


    DESIGN APPROACH



    The given brief was to design a 60 story tower
    consisting of a GFA of 84,000 sqm. After careful analysis
    of the site Ibda Design proposed a 35 story tower that
    maintains the given GFA. The building is designed as
    a U-shape form that creates a sense of community and
    opens up to the views of the Creek. The floors recess
    backwards with ascending levels to allow for open to
    sky terraces that enhance the quality of living. Green
    planters wrap around the building providing shade to
    the terraces.











  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Urban

    site area    

    5110000 sqm

    built-up area    


    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Concept Design


    GRID + DESERT = GREEN AND POND


    DESIGN APPROACH



    VIP - Private







  • site location    

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Mixed-Use

    site area    


    built-up area    

    150500 sqm

    client    

    Architectum

    project status    

    Competition


    DESIGN APPROACH



    Our design proposal is not to use the “artificial island” to develop the project, but rather to dissolve the island and develop the coast along the existing lagoons. We think the island is not a suitable site, since it will isolate the given program (similar to Al Jazeera Park condition) and limit public accessibility. Rather, spreading the program along the lagoon coast, with some insertions into the city, will activate the program by providing public access and strong integration with the city.






  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Hotel

    site area    


    built-up area    

    34000 sqm

    client    

    VIP - Private

    project status    

    Concept Design


    DESIGN APPROACH



    The given requirement was to design a unique 80
    room boutique hotel at Meydan Beach Club while
    still maintaining the exiting beach club. The site
    surrounded by high-rise towers overlooking it,
    created an enormous challenge to insert a beach
    resort / boutique hotel into such a context. As a result
    we proposed a floating hotel on concrete pontoons
    stretching into the sea along a pier. Ibda Design’s
    approach relies on a dialogue between the site, the
    program, the social and the environmental contexts
    along with the end user requirements.





  • site location    

    Abu Ash Shamat, Syria

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    35000000 sqm

    built-up area    

    15600 sqm

    client    

    United Cement Group

    project status    

    Construction Drawings


    DESERT + ACTIVITY = ARCHITECTURE AS WALL


    DESIGN APPROACH



    How to design a community in the desert for 450 Laborers?

    Key factor driving the design was the context and extreme conditions of the site. With Summer temperatures of +45 C, Winter temperatures of -10 C and strong winds that generate sandstorms, the architecture had to directly respond to these climatic factors. Given that the project is labor housing for a cement factory, the client forced a bare minimum program, with little indoor facilities. The 2 challenges were, how to design a protected outdoor space that allows for various activities and where to locate the site within the 35 Hectares. The architecture is reduced to simply becoming a boundary wall protecting the outdoor space. The inner volumes are elevated on pilotis to provide shaded outdoor spaces in summer and covered pathways against the flood rains in winter.











  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Restaurant

    site area    

    124 sqm

    built-up area    

    124 sqm

    client    

    Thani Investments

    project status    

    Completed


    SHELF + SEVERAL LOCATION = YAMANOTE ATELIER


    DESIGN APPROACH



    The client intent is to open up a chain of Japanese bakeries, starting in Dubai, and moving to the rest of the GCC. Our design question was how to set a strong identity that can be implemented in all the different shop locations? We proposed using the shelf as the store identity. The shelf allows for a strong design image as well as end user flexibility.









  • site location    

    Btater, Lebanon

    program    

    Mixed-Use

    site area    

    4500 sqm

    built-up area    


    client    

    Al Ghurair Properties

    project status    

    Design Development


    MOUNTAIN + VIEW = TERRACE


    DESIGN APPROACH














  • site location    

    Tokyo, Japan

    program    

    Residential

    site area    

    81 sqm

    built-up area    

    188 sqm

    client    

    Private

    project status    

    Completed


    WALL + SLAB = ARCHITECTURE


    DESIGN APPROACH



    The project consists of a house and an atelier for art directors. It is located in the Center of Tokyo, in Omotesando. Due to the fluid economic activity, the cityscape is in constant transition. Analogous to its surroundings, the building is designed to allow for a flexible and efficient transformation of its program. Located in Japan, structure is a key concern for design. The design of two thick walls, supporting four slabs, creates a simple composition without beams and columns. Given the urbanity and dynamism of Tokyo, the external concrete structure is left exposed. Achieving this finish required a special (high cost) formwork that is invisibly luxury.











  • site location    

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    program    

    Office

    site area    


    built-up area    


    client    

    ibda design

    project status    

    Under Construction


    DESIGN APPROACH



    Ibda Design is always looking to challenge conventional processes pushing the boundaries of design whenever possible. Extensive research precedes each project, allowing for a better understanding of client expectations and, more importantly, the means for broadening these expectations to create a fertile environment for design experimentation.

    Dubai as a HUB allows Ibda Design to extend beyond the Middle East and explore architecture and urban design in Asia and Africa. Ibda Design has a strong interest in researching and understanding different local conditions and developing a contextual architecture.

    Ibda Design also has an extensive experience working on international projects, with connections to various collaborating professionals from different disciplines. Depending on the requirements of each project and program, Ibda Design is well equipped to setup a team of specialists to ensure maximum design efficiency.