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.
Winners announced for the 2018 Middle East Architect Awards
Middle East Architect once again celebrated the projects, firms and architects who are making their mark on the region’s architecture industry. Now in its 11th edition, this year’s Middle East Architect (MEA) Awards ceremony was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC, in Dubai on 21 November, gathering members of the region's architecture community far and wide under one roof.
The awards covered various sectors of architecture, from hospitality to cultural and public sector to concept design. The awards programme also focuses on recognising the individuals who shaped the projects of the year, with categories such as Young Architect of the Year, Architect of the Year and Principal of the Year categories.
This year also saw the launch of a new category, Landscape Project of the Year, which was picked up by desert INK for its The Block project in Dubai Design District.
Tehran-based Fluid Motion Architects picked up two awards on the night for Commercial Project of the Year and Community & Cultural Project of the Year, for Valiasr Mosque in Tehran.
Istanbul-based firm Tabanlioglu Architects also received two accolades, awarded the Large Firm of the Year award, while its two founders Murat Tabanlioglu and Melkan Gursel jointly won the Architect of the Year award.
Architects and projects from the UAE, Kuwait, and Lebanon were also recognised in the awards programme, with firms such as Fahed + Architects, Woods Bagot, Studio Toggle, and Hala Younes Architecture picking up awards.