Top architecture firms in the US, Rex Nichols Architects has been chosen by Emaar Properties as Dubai architects to design contemporary architecture and luxury houses. RNA has been selected between Dubai architects and Abu Dhabi architects for the development of luxury homes.
THE HOUSE FOR RETREAT
DESIGN LEADER: ALEX PENNA
PROJECT AREA: 354 RESIDENCES
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME AREA: 12,000 SF
NUMBER OF STORIES: 2
When Emaar Properties chose Dubai Creek Harbor as their next bold contemporary architecture vision for Dubai, they had a world of architectural genius at their fingertips. To narrow their selection, Emaar Properties commissioned three top architecture firms in the US for a paid competition to become a new architect in between the famous Dubai architects. Only three of the Miami architects firms would be selected to submit their design vision for the 10-building luxury houses waterfront development named Dubai Creek Cove and to be the architect between the top Dubai architects. As well, in 2020, RNA has been selected between Abu Dhabi architects for a new development of luxury homes. Rex Nichols Architects (RNA) passed through the 1st phase of the competition and it is proud to one of the three Miami architects firms chosen to compete. RNA’s design is part of the pre-construction phase one. The designers of Emaar’s final choice will become the lead architectural firm for their ten-waterfront contemporary high-rise buildings. Needless to say, Rex Nichols Architects is proud our visionary work has been recognized by this preeminent developer, Emaar Properties. Although our firm’s accomplishments are highly regarded in the U.S. and especially South Florida, it was our contemporary design portfolio introduced by RNA Design Leader for contemporary architecture Alex Penna, that brought Emaar’s invitation from their Senior Manager of Development for Dubai Creek Harbor. The developer felt the luxury homes and modern houses designs featured on our website perfectly aligned with the architectural style they envisioned for their high-profile development. For readers who might not be familiar with the developer Emaar Properties,’ you will probably recognize two of their widely known developments because of their historical proportions. These are Burj Khalifa, designed by Dubai architects SOM, one of the best American architects, which has been the tallest structure in the world since late 2008 and The Dubai Mall the largest mall in the world by total area. Emaar developments are a significant contributor to the architectural beauty of the United Arab Emirates. Equally impressive is Emaar’s Dubai Marina which is an artificial canal city built along a two-mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. Aside from dockage for the world’s largest yachts, Dubai Marina accommodates more than 120,000 people in residential villas and towers. Emaar describes Dubai Creek Harbor as an iconic waterfront development. This mixed-use development of monumental scale is situated on the banks of the historic Dubai Creek just 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai and the Dubai International Airport. Dubai Creek Harbor will also be home for the world’s second tallest tower at 3045 feet. Dubai Creek Tower, designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is scheduled for completion in 2020. The tower features ten observation decks offering 360-degree views of Dubai. Luxury lifestyle, spectacular cultural offerings, and monumental architecture are characteristics of The Emaar group’s boundary-pushing projects. So, you can see why Rex Nichols Architects are so proud to be a part of their bold new vision for Dubai. You may ask, what impressed Emaar about Rex Nichols Architects? Our awards are a clear testimony to our architectural design achievements. Among those are: • Top 50 Coastal Architects in the USA by Oceans Home Magazine for the past five years, (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). • Eleven national American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards. Additionally, Rex Nichols Architects has been recognized for successful joint ventures in previous Middle East projects including Ajmakan, a proposed mixed-use project in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, which encompassed commercial buildings, villas, palaces, and a five-star hotel. For over three decades our design has focused primarily on luxury homes for owners and developers in South Florida. RNA has expanded its business into designing and developing multifamily residential properties and mixed-use projects which provide opportunities for investment in high-end income properties. What separates Fort Lauderdale architects Rex Nichols Architects award-winning design from other luxury architect firms, is our combination of minimalist South Florida tropical style and postmodernist philosophy of deconstruction derived by the philosopher Jacques Derrida. These are most obvious in our energy-efficient building design and LEED sustainable design initiatives across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Our choices for materials and construction techniques are based on advanced technology. Visit our website to see more of our work. https://www.rexnicholsarchitects.com/ Then let’s have a conversation about how we can contribute to your family’s lifestyle or your company’s next residential or mixed-use development project. Call us at (561) 445-3520 or send us an email email@example.com
There’s no denying that the emergence of COVID-19 has caused a tectonic shift in the world order. It’s only logical that urban dwellers would seek clean air, fewer people, smaller communities, mountain and seaside resort areas, where the risk of infection, cost of living, and carbon footprint are lower.
[ New priorities have emerged from the pandemic, with orientation to the sun, air quality, ventilation, an abundance of natural daylight, dedicated work-at-home spaces, and flexible layouts.]
The House for Retreat, is located at the end of Crab Cay, to provide high privacy and views to both sides of the island, therefore enhancing contemplation. The comfortable, healthy, and pleasant surroundings, free of distractions, are conducive to a clear and focused mind and improved productivity.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most architects have been oriented houses north/south to block direct sunlight/solar gains, with balconies and roof extensions. Studio KHORA is proposing an east/west orientation to allow natural sunlight to reach deeply into the house to reduce bacteria and virus strength and dispersion.