Living and private zones are defined by a series of high spaces which naturally light and ventilate the villa, while vividly tiled bathrooms are treated as discovered gems. The villa maintains a continuous connection to landscape and garden, leading to the large dramatic pool area beyond.

We design spaces that are a reflection of our clients 
and is a canvas for life long memories.

We are mindful that each project we take on requires a slightly different approach negotiated and agreed with the team at the outset. Our task is not only to see each project through to fruition, but also to create an environment custom made for the particular needs and aspirations of the users. With a ‘brand- centric’ project such as this, an underlying ethos is required; to create unity, a place of belonging and a sense of teamwork

Our design process is open, interactive, and collaborative. We believe that great design need not be created through arrogance and ego, but in a way that can sustain us all and allow each of us to grow and learn. Great ideas can come from anyone on the team, and design inspiration from a range of sources, including art, science, history or philosophy.

The level of design detail throughout the home is evident, allowing DX Architects’ external design to connect seamlessly.  All sightlines throughout the home unveil uninterrupted views of the beautiful landscaping and towering trees, creating an elevated tree-house living experience.  The final stage of furniture and art selection marries all the form and function of the project together finishing off a beautifully handcrafted home.

The colonnade brings to the design both order and elegance; concepts that flow through every aspect of the residences

A distinctive stone façade recalling the grand colonnades of Europe marks your arrival at 4 Court Villa. Floor to ceiling windows. Interiors has been crafted with a sense of quiet opulence

A boutique unique development that comprises a sense of formality, established through symmetry and strong vertical proportions to the exterior.

The arrival is via an entryway surmounted by open glass, blackened steel framed doors. Inside, a restrained yet luxurious palette of marble and solid oak speaks further to grandeur and occasion.

Distinguished by a sense of rhythm, solidity and proportion, the striking façade finds balance in the formal and the contemporary, incorporating stone cladding, bronze screens and refined detailing.

Process

We are mindful that each project we take on requires
a slightly different approach negotiated and agreed
with the team at the outset. Our task is not only to see
each project through to fruition, but also to create an
environment custom made for the particular needs
and aspirations of the users. With a ‘brand- centric’
project such as this, an underlying ethos is required;
to create unity, a place of belonging and a sense of
teamwork
.

A structured working environment encourages creativity and personal initiative. The ambiance, reflects the true spirit of a practice, with its taste for ideas, exchange in movement, multidisciplinary skills, independence of mind, trust and creative freedom.

 designed to offer ample daylight, natural ventilation and a strong connection with the outdoors providing the occupier with a relaxed and tranquil living experience.

Located in Dubai’s residential district Al Wasl, this project includes 40 contemporary and sophisticated villas and their highly efficient master planning. The location offers views of the famous Dubai skyline and the homes are designed to maximise the benefits of this unique location. The key aim for the villas is to provide privacy and enclosure for the residence on a rather constrained site. Each building wraps around a landscaped garden and swimming pool, while a large overhanging canopy provides shading to the full-height glazing. 

There are 3 different types of villas which repeat across the site and adapt to various site conditions. Each has approximately 4,500sqft. The living spaces are generously proportioned with high ceilings and full-height sliding doors. All the villas have four en-suite bedrooms, a study together with an upper and lower lounge. There is also a separate maid and drivers accommodation, together with 2 shaded car parking spaces.

A group of twenty villas demonstrate a fusion of contemporary architecture and traditional Arabic details. The site was in a growing residential area of reclaimed desert. A generic villa type was designed which was then developed to provide variations, within the restrictions of a uniform grid which maintained proportions. This resulted in an interesting range of individual houses and a lively streetscape. The villas are generally four or five bedroom, with a guest room at ground level and live-in staff accommodation.

The central 'majlis' space is the heart of a villa plan and gives a clarity of organisation to the spaces around it at ground and first floor level. In most villas, the 'majlis' is internal, but is double height with a good level of natural daylight. In others, the central space takes the form of an external courtyard.  A circulation route separates the formal family and entertainment spaces from the service spaces, like the kitchen.

External terraces, balconies and loggias were configured to allow plenty of daylight into the villas, while protecting them from the heat of the sun. Further screening and privacy is ensured by the use of cast aluminium fixed and sliding screens.

Recognised nationally and internationally, Mim Design has spent more than 20 years curating a diverse portfolio spanning high end residential, retail, hospitality and corporate projects. More recently the studio, guided by founder and managing director Miriam Fanning, has expanded into five-star hotels, custom multi-residential interiors, external design and furnishings.

Mim Design is passionate about all facets of design and believes it’s an essential component to delivering a comprehensive and successful project. The focus is always on creating spaces that are sophisticated, refined and genuinely reflecting a client’s personality or brand. Our studio proudly collaborates with leading designers, architects, landscapers, builders, developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, graphic designers and brand managers to achieve world class and award-winning results.