The cave, the hut, the palace. Throughout history, there have been countless facets of living. Yet, giving shape to human dwellings is always an ongoing task. This is because there is one possible house for each individual and because ultimately the house is the most effective map of our individuality.
The house is the membrane between the public context and the private space. It is the most personal belonging one could ever own. The house is about us, our dear ones, our habits and our passions.
For years, architecture has been leveling out according to standards and functions. Now, in the current society which has been hurt and changed by the pandemic, the concept of living is at the center of the design once again. Having to live in social isolation for a long time aroused new needs, aspirations and necessities, even in the most well-to-do contexts.
The house, especially the villa, returned to being the ultimate refuge for people owning it. It is the place where to enjoy nature, which is often too rare in the city. It is the place where to live the widest range of experiences (living, working, practicing sport, having a good time, being taken care of). The countryside is preferred to the city. Here, the possibility to isolate is considered more valuable than reachability.
In the moment of greatest debate about the new paradigms of living, after Desert Accommodation’s suggestions, YAC goes back to Riyadh’s sands with Riyadh Dream Villas. This is the competition aiming at designing two luxury residences situated in the Al Wasil community.
The villa has always been an extraordinarily effective architectural archetype.
Disputed between artificial space and natural landscape, the villa has always been an extraordinarily effective architectural archetype. It has always stood for the most noble concept of dwelling and often materialized the dream house of those who have to give shape to it.
Luxury, post-pandemic aspirations and breathtaking landscape are just some of the pillars of Riyadh Dream Villas. Such competition will invite architects to write a new chapter of living at the edge of Riyadh’s desert by designing two immeasurably valuable architectural interventions. Moreover, they will give their contribution to the ongoing and constant transformation of the most essential architectural typology: the dwelling.
Yac thanks all the architects who will take part in this challenge.
Enrico Maria Daffonchio, Ayesha Cachalia, Robert Dos Santos
Man Kit Cheung , Chau Kit Yip
Zekun Qin, Yolande Wang, Peiyao Yu, Weiqi Xie
Stefano Vitale, Ludovica Marconi
Utkan Yonter, Sara Olmez
Oliwia Jagła, Karolina Kaczor
Xavier Silva, Hazem Elshafei
Karolina Kotyrba, Katarzyna Cichecka
Minos Pediaditakis, Eleni Pediaditaki
Kevin Dopslaff, Ervin Dopslaff
JIAN WEN, YUE LIU, YUE WANG
ELMAGHRABI DESIGN HOUSE
Ahmed Elmaghraby , Ibrahim Adbelwahed Abd alfatah Alsbaey, Habiba alsafty, Mohamed Othman
Domenico Falci, Antonio Carmisano, Michele Piccolo, Tommaso D'Angelo
Mayorca Magdy, Ali Ahmed elsaid, Ahmed, Mohamed Gamaleldin, Aliaa Sherif zakaria , Ahmed Mohamed Ali Gabr, Abdallah ElNaggar
Ai Ling Mak, Pte Ltd, Kieve Mercado, Alex Yango, Sammie Theppabute, Winona Yu, Zhi Kang Yong
Maksim Matveev, Daria Matveeva, Yulia Kushina, Mariya Bychkova, Ekaterina Bobrysheva
Shida Wang, Wentao Zeng, Ellina poltavtseva, ZHANG Zeming
Burcu Karahan, Frank Bormann
Studio for Daring Architectural Spaces
Alex Vasiliu, Sergiu Leuca
Mohammad Sayed Ahmad, Moayad Saleh, Shahd Farran, Lama Mousa
Shota Tsikoliya, Ondrej Janků
Daria Sachek, Anton Taiurskii
Amr Abo al Majd, Ahmed Otaify
Christopher Evans, Matthew Seccombe, Justin Bean, George Johnstone
IBA House Interior Design
Nawaf Alkhater, Mina Magdy, Luis Fernandez, Andrew Adel, Manar Mohamed, Mohamed Faran, Marina saher
omar adel abdelkhalek
Omar abdelkhalek, Marwa Shaheen
Nadine Elshirbini, Sara Bokr, Nada Abdulmaguid
cool guy architecture
Young eun Park, Min jun Kim
Said Berrada Architects
Imane Brahimi, Said Berrada
Filippo Ferro, Alessandro Lanna, Francesco Luise
Square Architecture - LONDON
Nabil I M Shehada, Hiba Ramzi
Roham Maghsoudlou, Saman gholami, Mohsen Tajik, Niusha Michani, Peyman Nozari, Mohammad Mahdi Mirzaiee, Elham Pedrami, Faride moradi sarvestani
Ahmed Fakhry, Menna Hilaly Fatma Mekky, Ahmed El Mallah, Abdel Rahman Helmy , Moataz Mattar, Mayar Khorshid, Alaa Mahmoud, Abdel Salam AL Imam
Ali Andaji Garmaroodi, Mohammad javad Saeedi, Mehrnoosh Kia, Shayan Ebrahimi, Dorsa Shapoori, Negar Rashid, Mohammad Sina Shahhoseini, Hesam Shiri, Saba Fattahi Tabasi
Eunho Kim, Sangin Han, Seong woo Choi
A & A
Ayah Al - Sabbagh, Alessandro Criscuoli
Basile Cusanno architetti
Gianluca Basile, Alessandra Cusanno
Roman Gulenkov, Dinara Akhmetvaleeva, Vyacheslav Geduev
Juan José Robles Migliorini, María Luz Suarez
Abdullah Tariq, Yasmine Khattab, Abdalrhman Khattab, Mohamed Tariq
Ola Ayman, Ahmed Nasr, Rana Gamal, Salma Wael
Anton Burdein, Felix Mühbauer, Pascal Luthardt, Theresa Wunder
Nadin Abdelfatah, Rashid Modibbo, Rhea D Souza
Sou Fujimoto Architects
Foster + Partners
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Ben van Berkel
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group