The Pearl

Best Implemented Façade or Interior Project Using Ceramics

About the project
This project was designed as a Ladies 'Majlis' Seating — a structure that is part of a group of private villas for a single large family. The interior of the 'Majlis' was meant to reflect the purity and uniqueness of a 'pearl' with the use of white marble and high end and rich finishes. The spaces were to reflect a unity with other villas of the project and yet the individuality of the ladies of the family and what they resemble. Opening up and welcoming them with a Grande Piano and music — this is the place they open up and get together with one another; every area they enter into opens up to reveal a special pearl of its own mainly the foyer, the living and the dining areas. Glam and warmth brought in with the wood tones and the warm lighting — these areas are open to one another yet together exclusively secluded from the other surrounding family villas — just like a pearl.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Applicant and author of the project
Sara Rahal from THI Interiors.
Sara Rahal holds a Bachelor's of Architecture from the American University of Sharjah (AUS). Rahal has an extensive background in residential and hospitality design working in Dubai and the US and understands how the two disciplines merge into a transformative experience. As an architect and interior designer, she uses the architectural elements of the structure as an inspiration that forms the interior experience.