Al Gurm Villa | 2021
Fabio Novembre has designed a house on a man-made island in Abu Dhabi that is wrapped around a sea-facing reflecting pool and has an entrance shielded by an artificial waterfall.
Built for a client who wanted high levels of privacy, the house occupies the entirety of a small artificial island in the Al Gurm Resort to the south of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. As a shell protected from the outside, but completely open to the sea and to the beach. The concentric layout of the villa is completed by the inner courtyard and protected from the outside by the lush vegetation. The visual contact with the nature is a constant, erasing boundaries between outdoor and indoor.