Situated less than 150 metres from the beach at the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai, 1/JBR sets a new standard for luxury in the Arabian Gulf region, with the design principles behind the building guided by two main goals: waterfront views and spatial clarity.
The waterfront views are special because they will be visible from every room in every unit. Residents will look out over Dubai’s iconic landmarks including Skydive Dubai, Palm Island, Blue Waters Island and Ain Dubai. This guiding principle gives added value to the land and maximizes revenue for the developer.
The principle of clarity is the key to the design equation. Many buildings are burdened with oddly shaped, cluttered and illegible spaces. The market is full of residential buildings with overly convoluted rooms, excessive unusable space and insufficient openness and breathing room. Comparable buildings often have L-shaped or even curved rooms and walls. While a curved wall can be aesthetically appealing, it also reduces usable floor space and undermines flexibility. As a result, apartment buyers end up paying for space they cannot use.
“Conversely, clarity-oriented design organises all spaces as simple rectilinear rooms. The floor plans are entirely rational, ensuring that each apartment has as much usable space as possible. This is the value added by design,” said Ivar Krasinski, EDGE founding partner and lead designer on the project.
The ensuing minimalist aesthetic is seen in every part of the building and its interior design. Accordingly, each space conveys a sense of serenity not usually found in residential buildings. The rooms are designed to be well lit, with idyllic views and uncluttered spaces.
With regard to vertical transportation, 1/JBR will stand apart from the overwhelming majority of today’s multi-unit buildings. The distinctiveness of the development comes from the fact that in the lower two-thirds of the building, each elevator lobby will be shared by only two neighbours per floor. The upper third of the building will provide each owner with a private elevator lobby – as soon as they leave the elevator, they are home. This will allow owners to decorate their elevator lobby as they see fit. This stratagem, together with smart elevators and access controls, will provide residents with much greater privacy than anything else on the market.
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