"Carpet in the Persian Gulf"
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12 miles off the coast of Abu Dhabi lies the island of Nurai. Dror spent only 5 weeks developing the plan for the island, which plays on the concept of a carpet. Tucked away under the green blanket of grass, the beach-front estates on the island promise the luxury of peace and solitude. The Water Villas were conceived as chandeliers suspended from a structural frame. They are approached by pathways that diverge off a central pier and are arranged corner to corner to maximize private views. By camouflaging the built structures by blending them into topography, Dror has created the ultimate balance between the ideal of isolation and material comfort.
Project NURAI ISLAND
Location ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Program 130,000 M² ISLAND, 21 ESTATES @ 1700 M², 28 VILLAS @ 930 M², 1 HOTEL
Client ZAYA LLC
AW2 Masterplan and hotel design, Villa design implementation
Studio EIS Sculptures and models
Screampoint Marketing renders and video