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Project: KAFD
Location: UAE
Year: 2009
Type: Mix Use
Services: Architecture
Credit: Peter Schubert, Luigi Ciaccia of RMJM

Description: Luxury residential units atop class-A office building, with podium retail. The project is an exercise in logistics, whereby the service aparment, and office component cascades down a series of terraces formed by joining the vertices of a concave heptagonal site. While this affords the most expansive views of the city beyond, it requires considerable gymnastics from the mechanical floors, transfers and atirums to realize.

I was involved with the preliminary design of the apartment layouts and coordination of the ├žascading mechanical floors.