New turnkey architectural studio, Estilo Architects launches in Dubai
A new turnkey architectural studio comes to Dubai. An established Dubai-based architect and a UAE construction contracting provider have joined forces to launch a new holistic design and construction firm called Estilo Architects. The newly formed business will focus primarily on delivering luxury residential projects across the UAE. Estilo Architects have been founded by long-established professionals from the architecture, interior design, and construction sectors. The collaboration brings together a wealth of experience in the residential market both locally and globally, with over 60 years’ combined experience within the UAE real estate sector.
The team has successfully completed single home and larger residential developments in the UAE, wider Middle East, Europe, US, Africa, and Asia. Within the UAE, the senior team has delivered over 30 residential projects valued in excess of $70mn across luxury developments such as Palm Jumeirah and Emirates Hills. The Estilo Architects team will continue to deliver fully bespoke villas in Dubai’s residential developments and standalone plots.
Estilo Architects offers fully bespoke, turnkey design, and construction services from initial planning and architectural design through to pre-construction services, construction, interior design, and handover. Each of the services is offered by the in-house team, removing the need for new build and renovation clients to seek additional third-party contractors for residential projects.
Ezaht Al Doory, managing partner of Estilo Architects, said: “Traditionally, clients have used multiple service providers and contractors when building a new home or renovating an existing property. This has led to frustration, as communication between the different parties can lead to inaccuracies, delays and unforeseen costs. By offering a turnkey solution we are able to move through the project, from start to finish, seamlessly. Clients have a single point of contact who acts as their representative, ensuring works are completed on time, within the budget, and without any compromise on quality. Currently, there is a gap in the market – homeowners and investors do not have a lot of choices when looking for an integrated solutions provider. Estilo Architects will fill this requirement, providing every service under one roof.”
The innovative studio will provide services focussed on the UAE’s luxury residential sector. New build architecture and construction services will be offered to clients looking to design and build villas anywhere in the emirates.
Estilo Architects Anticipates Resilience of Luxury Homes Space in Dubai in 2020
Estilo Architects, the turnkey provider of high-end residential development in Dubai, expects the luxury residential market in Dubai to remain resilient in 2020. Expectation derives from existing and prospective local and foreign direct investment (FDI) into the construction and purchase of exclusive luxury homes in the city’s prime residential areas.
Ezaht Aldoory, Managing Partner at Estilo Architects, explains how the luxury segment of the market remains resilient to price fluctuation, reflecting the global ultra-high net worth segment’s situation in 2019 and desires to both invest in Dubai’s luxury property market or build and design the perfect home to reside in.
With year-round sunshine, income-tax-free living, high quality infrastructure and services and its standing as a regional finance, business and entertainment hub, Dubai has maintained its position as an attractive city to live and work. In addition, a range of drivers have been announced over 2018 – 2019 to further its position as a location to reside and invest, such as ease in company formation and ownership laws, new long term (ten year) visa for investors, entrepreneurs, special skill talent and outstanding students, along with retirement (five year) and short stay transit visas. These reforms are expected to have long-term positive impacts on business sentiment, tourism volumes, FDI and the talent pool the UAE can attract and retain.
Although the residential sector as a whole has experienced sustained pressure over the last two years, the luxury residential market has remained resilient. Estilo Architects designed ten luxury properties in 2019. With only 18 per cent of total residential supply, over 2018 and 2019 being villas, this market segment has retained its exclusivity and has not been exposed to market fluctuation and oversupply in the same way as mid-market developments has. I’d also argue that purchasers of luxury-classed property look for quality, customisation and uniqueness more than other market segments, and are happy to pay for these attributes.
Reports for luxury property sales in 2019 have been very positive. According to a recent report by Property finder The Dubai luxury housing market, which includes any property above $2.7 million (AED10m), registered 194 transactions in H1 2019, up from 115 transactions for the same period last year. Palm Jumeirah accounted for the highest volume of luxury home sales at 55, with villas on the Frond accounting for 24 of these. Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty announced $218m in sales for its luxury properties from Q1 to Q3 this year. The realty firm said the figure was 15 per cent higher compared to the same period in 2018. We have villas in key destinations across Dubai, namely the Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Hills and Dubai Hills, these locations have historically been home to some of the most expensive properties on the market and we expect this to remain the case through 2020.
From an investment perspective Dubai FDI Monitor, the investment development agency of the Dubai economy, said the Emirate attracted 257 FDI projects worth $12.1bn in the first six months of 2019. Knight Frank’s Wealth Report also tells us that across the 10 cities surveyed, Dubai luxury properties are the most affordable.
At Estilo we have a thorough understanding of what ultra-high net worth individuals are looking for in a property. Since we offer a turnkey solution from architecture, interiors and landscaping to construction services, we’re able to both work with clients to achieve their own vison while advising on what is and isn’t attractive and marketable as well as providing a selection of stunning finished properties to those who’d rather purchase a ready-to-move-into property. We have a solid track-record of delivering world-class, high-end homes in some of Dubai’s prime residential areas as well as the experience of developing in key global locations, across which we will be opening offices in 2020. From experience in the luxury space all our 2019 properties have a minimum of five bedrooms with standard inclusions of two dining and two living areas, two kitchens, double garage, home office and of course a pool. We’ve seen an increase in requests of sustainable living which we have incorporated into the materials we use and design to optimise protection from the weather.
Dubai has taken a number of steps in 2019 to further improve its standing with countries around the globe, which should lead to increased FDI into this economy in 2020. In addition, the final build up to Expo 2020 Dubai, and the event itself, are also expected to have a pronounced effect on the economy, which will in turn have a positive, knock-on effect on the real estate sector. According to a study conducted by consultancy EY, Expo 2020 is expected to add $33.4bn to the UAE’s economy between 2013 and 2031.
About Estilo Architects:
Estilo Architects was established to provide customised and comprehensive turnkey solutions for the residential sector. Offering a trilogy of expertise, including architecture, interior design and construction, including home renovation and refurbishment. Estilo Architect’s multidisciplinary team of experts has delivered projects in the Middle East, Europe, United States, Asia and Africa, combining global best practice with in-depth local knowledge, currently positioned as one of the top residential architecture firms in Dubai.
Through a turnkey approach, Estilo Architects accelerates delivery while minimising risk, guaranteeing cost and delivery schedules in the design phase. Turnkey delivery offers a more effective process for designing and constructing projects, consolidating multiple projects into a single point of accountability. Providing a full range of services under one roof, the conflicts between construction companies, building contractors and designers are avoided. Estilo Architect’s integrated design and construction teams are better equipped to deliver solutions to complex building problems by promoting close collaboration through a contractually-defined process.
Estilo Architects utilises state-of-the-art technology for integrated project delivery, including virtual reality software, Revit and 3D modelling in the design phase, enabling clients to see their visions brought to life.
Learn more about Estilo Architects here: http://www.estilo-architects.com/
Residential interior design makes a house a home. Here at Estilo Architects, we take inspiration from our clients and current design trends to create timeless spaces that can be lived in and admired for many years to come. We take a look at the 2019 design trends we feel will dominate the interior design space this year.
Homeowners have more access than ever to design ideas from around the world. Many of our clients come to our initial meeting with a variety of ideas, eager to make their favourite designs a part of their own homes. The wealth of design inspiration on social media and in magazines allows people to 'borrow' style ideas and interpret them into their own sense of style.
We collaborate with our clients to bring their ideas and inspiration to life. Whatever your inspiration, our design team will work with you to bring all of the elements together to create a design that reflects your personality and makes a statement about you.
A Playful style
Whimsical themes will feature prominently throughout 2019. In art, we will see traditional pieces juxtaposed on modern backgrounds to create a completely different piece of art. Graffiti will be used to bring once monochrome sculptures to life. The feature wall will be given a makeover from a single block colour to textured designs and murals. All of these modern overhauls lend themselves to allowing your personality to shine through, as no one piece will ever be the same.
Biophilic design is a concept that incorporates the outside, natural environment into an outdoor space, such as a home or office. This inherently gentle way of integrating nature into our lives has made its way onto the trend lists around the world. Benefits, such as enhanced mood, creativity and productivity, are proven and bringing the outdoors in will remain popular in 2019.
Biophilic design creates a natural environment in which to live, work and study, making us feel connected to nature. Subtle ways to introduce nature into design include selecting natural colours, materials and lighting. You could add a water feature or live plant feature should you want to explore biophilic design elements in your home. Alternatively, you can take a more subtle approach and incorporate biophilic elements through natural textures and soft furnishings, such as rattan chairs, concrete plan pots and jute.
Monochrome and greys have been replaced with warmer tones such as ochre, burnt orange and terracotta. With Pantone's 2019 colour of the year announced as 'Living Coral', we are already seeing earthier tones come through on colour palettes. Green tones remain on mood boards in the Estilo Architects, with grass greens and teals becoming client favourites.
Don't limit yourself to using bold colours on walls. They can enhance a room when incorporated as accents, such as cushions, bedding, artwork and rugs. Lighter pallets make spaces feel bright and the warm. While earthier tones can add an extra, vibrant layer to a room.
To learn more about how the Estilo Arhictects' interior design team works with clients to translate their personal design ideas into creative projects, please contact us.
Estilo Architects offers turnkey solutions for the residential sector. From the design of your dream home to construction and handover, the Estilo Architects' team provides a single point of contact, with all design and construction services provided under one roof.
We specialise in tailored construction, from small projects to new builds. With our in-house team of designers, architects and interior designers, we have delivered luxury villas in some of the UAE's most sought-after areas, such as Palm Jumeirah and Emirates Hills.
We provide quality craftmanship, based on our wealth of experience in building fine homes around the world. We work with clients to establish preliminary project budgets and time management schedules, ensuring your project is handed over with agreed timeframes and within budget.
Our experience, quality control approach and successful track record of sustainable construction means our clients trust us to deliver on time. Every time.
We provide a wide range of services and offer a tailored approach to all aspects of your project. We collaborate with you from the start to finish to achieve your ultimate goal, a distinct residence that you will be proud to call your home.
Our services include:
Design development and pre-construction services
Design and build construction
Bathroom and kitchen fitting
Superior customer journey
We provide an unparalleled level of client, collaborator and project attentiveness.
It has never been easier to move into your dream home. Simply contact Estilo Architects. We will schedule a meeting to discuss your requirements and the scope of your project. We will then prepare a quote giving you a comprehensive overview of the services being offered, materials recommendations and the impact they will have on the budget and build schedule- there will be no hidden fees, surprise expenses or unexpected delays. Upon acceptance of the quote, we will prepare a detailed scheme of works and contract. At every stage of the project, from the initial site visit to you receiving the keys to your home, we offer complete transparency and approach every project with acute attention to detail, the finest materials and the highest quality craftmanship.
For more information about our construction services, or to make an enquiry, please contact us.
Interior design done well has the potential to improve lives. Our homes should reflect our personal tastes and be uniquely ours, which is why Estilo Architects understands the design of a home’s interior is as fundamental as the exterior architecture and construction. Residential interior design makes a house a home.
Our primary goal for any residential interior design project is to shape the experience of interior space in ways that are both beautiful and functional. Interior design is so much more than interior decoration and the Estilo Architects’ interior designers draw their inspiration from the environment, architecture and product design in addition to traditional interior decoration.
When embarking on your design journey with Estilo Architects, your interior designer will work with you to realise your vision for exceptional interior design. By engaging all of your senses, true harmony within the space can be created.
Estilo Architects approaches interior design projects in four unique stages:
Estilo Architects offers turnkey solutions for the residential sector. From the design of your dream home to the construction and handover, the Estilo Architects’ team provides a single point of contact, with all design and construction services provided under one roof.
In this phase, ideas begin to take shape. Whether you are drawing from the design trends of last year, such animal prints and greenery, or are looking to incorporate 2019’s brand new trends, Estilo Architect’s interior design team is passionate about design features that will bring life into your space. Using colour maps and mood imagery, the team will provide you with options to excite your senses. Will you opt for art deco or modernism? Minimalism or a house that is full of memories? No matter what our clients envision, we can provide a luxury design that offers unparalleled comfort and functionality.
During the concept design, Estilo Architects works with clients to finalise details, such as the layout of furniture and lighting plan. The interior designer provides preliminary floor plans and makes recommendations on which materials best reflect the client and complement the space. Estilo Architects sources materials within client budgets, ensuring cost considerations are respected while never compromising on quality.
During the development of the design, Estilo Architects provides clients with a number of options to experience the space before work commences. From room cards to 3D visualisation images, clients are able to see what the final space will look and feel like. During this phase, the final furniture layout is agreed and a full product list with prices and pictures is provided. We ensure there are no unpleasant surprises – Estilo Architects observes the project, acting as the client’s representative and resolving any issues as they arise so you do not have to.
To learn more about Estilo Architects’ interior design services or architecture, construction and turnkey solutions, please contact us.