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THE STORY

The Grey Oasis is a stunning example of minimalistic architecture and interior design nestled in the heart of the United Arab Emirates. This modern villa is characterized by its clean lines, sleek design, and a dominant colour palette of various shades of grey. It seamlessly blends into the desert landscape, offering a serene and luxurious retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
“This was a challenging project that ultimately expressed our commitment to honouring and celebrating urban landscapes. To sit or study in the library’s rooftop garden today is an experience of immersion in this amazing city.”

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PROJECT DETAILS

The client’s brief for this villa was to create a modern, minimalistic, and luxurious living space that harmoniously integrated with the surrounding desert landscape. The client wanted a serene, luxurious, and sophisticated home that prioritized comfort, functionality, and sustainability.

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Scope

The grey oasis – a minimalistic villa

Space

3,720 sm (40,040 sf)

Location

UAE

Date

2023

What was our brief?

The client’s brief for this villa was to create a modern, minimalistic, and luxurious living space that harmoniously integrated with the surrounding desert landscape. The client wanted a serene, luxurious, and sophisticated home that prioritized comfort, functionality, and sustainability.

Here are the key elements of the brief:

  • Minimalistic Aesthetic
    The client emphasized a strong preference for minimalism, with a focus on clean lines, simple geometric shapes, and a monochromatic colour palette dominated by various shades of grey.
  • Abundance of Natural Light
    The client desired an interior flooded with natural light to create a sense of openness and to connect the indoor spaces with the outdoor landscape.
  • Comfort and Luxury
    While minimalism was a key theme, the client also wanted the interiors to be comfortable and luxurious. This included high-quality furnishings, plush textiles, and premium materials.
  • Modern, minimalistic Kitchen and Bathrooms
    The client specified a modern and fully equipped kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a minimalistic design. Similarly, the en-suite bathrooms were to be luxurious and spa-like, with a grey colour palette to maintain the overall theme.

In summary, the client’s brief revolved around creating a minimalistic yet luxurious villa that emphasized sustainability, natural integration with the desert environment, and the optimal use of space and light. The resulting design we provided for this grey oasis reflects these priorities.

What did we do?

Our task of bringing this luxurious villa project to life took a holistic and meticulous approach to ensure the client’s vision was fully realized.
Based on the brief, we developed a detailed concept that revolved around minimalism, natural integration, and sustainable luxury. We presented mood boards, sketches, and 3D renderings to visualize the proposed design.
Upon entering this villa which we have dubbed ‘The Grey Oasis’, you are greeted by an expansive open concept living space. The interior is adorned with a grey colour scheme, with shades ranging from soft dove grey to deep charcoal.
Large windows flood the interior with natural light, creating a sense of spaciousness and warmth. Automated blinds and curtains can be adjusted to control the amount of light entering the villa. The villa’s interior is sparsely furnished with sleek, minimalist pieces made from high-quality materials such as polished concrete, steel, and glass. Comfortable grey sofas and chairs provide seating in the living areas, while a dining area features a minimalist table and chairs.

The kitchen is a masterpiece of modern design, featuring grey-toned cabinetry, and stainless-steel appliances. It is a beautifully designed space that combines minimalist aesthetics with functionality, even in the absence of a traditional central island. Instead of an island, the central area of the kitchen has been left open, creating a sense of spaciousness and versatility. The countertops are made of polished grey marble or quartz. High-end, built-in appliances, including a stainless-steel oven, microwave, and refrigerator, seamlessly blend into the cabinetry, maintaining the clean and streamlined appearance of the kitchen.

The gaming room is a dedicated space designed to offer the ultimate gaming experience while maintaining the villa’s overall minimalist and luxurious aesthetic. It features clean lines, and a predominance of grey shades. The walls are adorned with textured grey wallpaper, adding depth and sophistication to the space, and the grey plush carpeting ensures comfort underfoot and helps to reduce noise. IT is a perfect blend of minimalist design, cutting-edge technology, and gaming comfort – a stylish space where guests can immerse themselves in their favourite games.

The office is a sleek and functional space designed to provide a productive and comfortable work environment while seamlessly integrating with the villa’s overall minimalist and luxurious design. It features clean lines, uncluttered surfaces, and a predominantly grey colour palette that exudes a sense of sophistication and serenity. Wall-mounted shelves display books, decorative items, and professional achievements while maintaining a minimalist and organized appearance. Decorative elements are kept to a minimum, with a focus on tasteful artwork, potted plants, or carefully chosen decorative items that complement the overall design.

The Majles in this Grey Oasis is a luxurious and inviting space, designed to be a focal point for social gatherings, relaxation, and traditional hospitality. This Majles, often found in Middle Eastern homes, embodies the villa’s minimalist aesthetic while incorporating elements of comfort and elegance. Traditional low-slung seating is arranged in a U-shape or around a central coffee table, creating an intimate and sociable seating arrangement. Plush cushions and upholstery in soft, neutral tones provide comfort. A central marble coffee table serves as a practical and elegant centrepiece. Smaller side tables are strategically placed for convenience. Elegant pendant lights with a modern design hang from the ceiling, casting a warm and inviting glow over the Majles. The walls feature tasteful artwork, adding a cultural touch to the space. And potted plants provide a refreshing and natural element, bringing life and vibrancy to the room.

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Moving up to the first floor, where several bedrooms are tranquil retreats, each designed with different shades of grey. The master bedroom embodies the villa’s minimalist design principles with a soothing colour palette, ample space allowing for a king-sized bed, a sitting area with comfortable armchairs, and a desk or vanity for added functionality. It also contains a lavish en-suite bathroom featuring sleek fixtures and luxurious grey marble finishes, and a spacious walk-in closet which is equipped with custom storage solutions, including shelving, drawers, and ample hanging space.
The other bedrooms maintain the villa’s minimalist aesthetic with varying shades of grey and neutral tones, ensuring a cohesive design throughout the villa. Comfortable queen or king-sized beds with high-quality linens and plush pillows. En-suite bathrooms continue the theme of luxury with modern fixtures, walk-in showers, and ample storage. All bedrooms are equipped with smart lighting systems, large, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs and sound systems, and offer a comfortable and serene escape, balancing minimalist design with luxurious comfort.

How did it look?

This UAE villa, or ‘The Grey Oasis’, is a testament to the beauty of minimalistic design. Its dominant grey colour scheme creates a sense of harmony with the desert environment, making it a tranquil and luxurious escape in the heart of the UAE. This villa offers a perfect blend of modern luxury, sustainability, and the serene beauty of the desert landscape.
In delivering this project, we demonstrated a commitment to creating a harmonious, sustainable, and luxurious living space that fulfilled our client’s vision and exceeded their expectations. The result is a stunning minimalistic villa that seamlessly integrates with the desert landscape, providing a serene and elegant retreat in the UAE.

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