DOWNTOWN VIEWS ii
DOWNTOWN, DXB, UAE
“This three-tower residential development boasts an expansive amenity landscape with a panoramic view of Downtown Dubai & Burj Khalifa. desert INK’s design features an infinity pool, terraced viewing deck, outdoor gym and children’s play area.”
Size: 33,500 SQ/M. Client: EMAAR. Lead Architect: NORR. Expected Completion Date: Q2 2021.
BANYAN TREE RESIDENCES
“desert INK designed both public and private landscapes of this luxurious serviced apartments tower in JLT, Dubai. Residing upon a substantial double plot, the team created a resort-like experience containing verdant tropical planting, children’s play and a wonderfully curvilinear stone-clad pool. Penthouses likewise received VIP treatment, with rooftop plunge pools and landscape decks for each lucky owner.”
Size: 7.000 SQ/M. Client: BSBG. Expected Completion Date: Not yet known.
“Drawing inspiration from Qatar’s sinuous seascape and desert dunes, this three tower residential project utilizes a layered curvilinear approach with a stunning terraced pool deck taking in views of the surrounding Arabian Gulf.”
Size: 10,000 SQ/M. Client: Qatari Diar Lead Architect: NORR. Expected Completion Date: Q1 2020.
“Twin swimming pools, seating pavilions and outdoor dining area are integrated into this flagship twin tower development at Dubai Creek Harbour. Working closely with the architects and engineers, desert INK integrated planting, pools and drainage within the podium deck slab.”
Size: 9,500 SQ/M. Client: EMAAR. Lead Architect: NORR. Expected Completion Date: Q3 2020.
“The Midtown development consists of a 12,200 SQ/M streetscape surrounding 27 residential towers and a huge, 38,000 SQ/M podium deck landscape. Working closely with structural engineers, Hyder, our landscape design ensures optimum soil depths while reducing structural loading on the roof slab. The resulting community landscape incorporates multiple swimming pools, sports courts, and play areas.”
Size: 50,000 SQ/M. Client: Deyaar. Lead Architect: U+A Architects. Expected Completion Date: Q4 2018.
“Our holistic design approach integrates this delightful podium deck landscape within a bespoke residential courtyard. Homeowners benefit from a dynamic pool, events lawn and play areas, adding value to this wonderful residential building.”
Size: 4,400 SQ/M. Client: Ellington. Completion Date: Q1 2017.
“Leading middle east developer, Ellington engaged desert ink to design this recreational landscape over the basement car parking to serve its residents. The belgravia 3 residential units benefit from a generous overflow swimming pool, children’s splash pad, playground and spacious lawns. Through close collaboration with the client, project architects and engineers, desert ink managed to generate a diverse and attractive resort-style landscape upon this flat roof deck.”
Size: 6,285 SQ/M. Client: Ellington. Expected completion date: Not yet known.
“desert INK were selected by a leading developer to provide landscape consultancy for this project which is the first of its kind. With an accelerated program, the design team attended intensive cross-disciplinary workshops to deliver the project within just 70 days from visioning to tender. Featuring two towers and an extensive landscape podium overlooking the central park, the project philosophy centres around creating a genuine community, with priority given to shared interior and exterior spaces where residents can meet, socialise and develop connections.”
Size: 6,800 SQ/M. Client: Confidential. Lead Architect: Confidential. Expected completion date: Q4 2020
residential community center
“desert INK’s design for this community center incorporates a wonderful double beach-edge pool, skate park, sports courts and skate park. With a looping cycle and fitness trail, the park is stitched together to create an exciting destination for the residents of this gated community.”
Size: 18,100 SQ/M. Client: Confidential. Lead Architect: Confidential. Expected completion date: Not yet known.
residential community development
“desert INK’s considerable research and experience in designing streetscapes has led to this ‘home zone’ design now under construction in Dubai for a leading developer. With limited street widths available, ‘pinch point planters’ were created to not only calm traffic, but generate pockets of vegetation which would have otherwise been impossible on a compact street packed with below ground services. Knowing that large, large street trees are a critical element of such streets, desert INK used a below-paving soil cell system to support the traffic load, while maintaining huge, un-compacted soil zones for the trees to access beneath the road.”
Size: 23,220 SQ/M. Client: Confidential. Lead Architect: Confidential. Expected completion date: Q4 2019
MUSHRIF VILLAGE MIRDIF
“Finding steep gradients and dynamic levels changes throughout this site, desert INK took the opportunity to incorporate a naturalistic wadi-scape design to enhance the terrain of this unique community. The team was involved from visioning to detailed design and as the design developed, the team applied xeriscape principles and combined these with locally available materials to produce a sequential landscape experience, revealing moments of intrigue in a characteristically U.A.E. setting.”
Size: 42,404 SQ/M. Client: Investment Corporation of Dubai. Completion date: Q1 2018
“desert INK’s scope for this serviced apartments tower in Downtown Dubai included a rooftop recreation deck with swimming pool, kids pool and cabanas, with a sleek ground floor drop-off plaza.”
Size: 4,600 SQ/M. Client: EMAAR. Lead Architect: NORR. Expected Completion Date: Q2 2017.
“With only 9 months for complete design and construction, desert INK partnered with contractors Desert Landscapeto create this entry gateway and sales office landscape for leading developers, DAMAC.”
Size: 20'000 SQ/M. Client: DAMAC. Lead Architect: desert INK. Completion Date: Q2 2015.