Estajama Haus

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
Estajma Haus is an innovative and environmentally sensitive villa in Dubai, UAE. The natural palette of materiality and responsible xeriscape landscaping is crafted around a dual courtyard that carefully divides the public and private spaces of the home. Overall, the spaces were designed around a cozy and relaxed experience with artistic walls strategically located to provide variations of light and shadow. The linear roof slabs were designed to look as though they are effortlessly floating above the pure stone massing volumes below, giving the single floor villa a sophisticated and prominent street presence.

Dubai, the UAE

Project design year

Applicant and author of the project
Drew Gilbert, Design Manager at OBMI. He is an architect, urban designer, and futurist. From masterplans to refined private luxury villas, he fuses the latest technologies with design to create responsive solutions focusing on timeless design that is responsive, adaptive, and enriches the context responding to the climatic, ecological and social emergencies of our time. Gilbert was awarded ‘Young Architect of the year HC’, ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award 3 times, Sustainability champion.

Status of the project
Conceptual design