Work

EMKAAN believes that design should go beyond fulfilling peoples needs and speak to their five senses. We provide urban architectural and interior design that focuses primarily on people with respect to the environment.

Public

The circadian clouds/ international winning proposal / UAE-Abu Dhabi:

The proposal is an activated shading system for outdoor spaces. The system performs as an artificial
cloud, Circadian Cloud, and follow the sun path adjusting its form pragmatically to block direct solar
radiation from a public space. The shading system is compromised of multiple small floating cells
that work together in synchronization that move with the sun to keep a specific area always in shade.
It is proposed that the cell would have a helium light container embedded, which saves the energy of lifting.
The cell would utilize photovoltaic panels to power the side fans, which consume minimum energy, only for
adjusting the position with the other cells using light sensors and a similar technology used in synchronizing
multiple drones together. The script was developed in Grasshopper and require the inputs of the size dimensions,
and the system would adjust accordingly; making it suitable for any site. The main advantage of this shading
system is that it allows for shading the entire site, without closing the open space (or having a roof). It can
be effective for shading beach walking paths and running tracks. It would also serve as a landmark for the city.
At night time, the fans would be stopped and the floating element can become a floating chandelier using
Photochromic sheets which uses the light that was collected during day time.

This proposal was one of the selected winning proposal in the international competition: Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge:

DMT announces 10 global winners of Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge (mediaoffice.abudhabi)

The flying platforms/ built/ UAE-Dubai-Al Barari:

Morphing in to a social and cultural hub, the extension of the farm restaurant’s architectural concept was to keep the architecture faded in respect of nature. The proposal introduced multi raised platforms that merge with the surrounding heavy vegetation, providing multi function spaces for social and cultural activities.

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Raising the prayers/ competition entry/ UAE-Dubai:

We kept the land for trees and raised the prayers to the sky; this was EMKAAN’s approach to the iconic mosque competition organized by EMAAR, although our concept exceeded the given land for the project but we submitted the entry any way as we believed that this is how the future architecture of the mosque should be.

As the concept of Dubai Iconic creek tower, where the proposal was to be built, inspired by the Islamic mosque’s architectural feature “the minaret” we tried to complete the image by providing the second feature “the dome”. The proposal introduced a huge dome carrying a hanged structure where the prayers happen.

Urban

The Vistas/ proposal /UAE-Dubai-Jumeirah Golf Estates:

Designed to attract golf sport audience and players, this urban proposal had a prime elevated location that enables a 360 degree of horizon sight. The inspiration behind this urban design was to instill the beautiful elements of the historical cities (the vista, the square and the narrow pedestrian street) in to the modern day city. By providing a 5 segments zigzag pedestrian street, we were able to distribute the different urban activities according to its need of being exposed/ to avoid the sun. The result was a mix between beautiful coffee shops that sees the sunset over a lively pedestrian street with sport brand shops on its sides, a cultural hub with a library and theater, offices that enjoys natural day light all day long, 5 stars hotel, motel and artists squares where people can enjoy outdoor activities with the maximum possible thermal comfort.

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The floating city/ proposal /UAE-Dubai-Wadi Alsafa:

Surrounding a huge water body, this community was designed to bring a new feature to Dubai where the water is actually a media for recreation, transportation and trading among its different community members and its geographical ends. The urban design was focusing on encouraging people to use boats in their every day activities such as going to work, shopping and gathering.

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Commercial and multi use

KOA canvas/ built /UAE-Dubai-Al Barari:

A rehabilitation and re-use of an existing structure morphing it from an office building to a beautiful micro community where people can live, work and recreate; EMKAAN, among a bigger team of professionals had the responsibility of the architectural and engineering development of the project.

Residential

The Nest/ built /UAE-Dubai-Al Barari:

A collection of 55 high-end 4 bedroom villas, where the architecture invites the nature to the interior; with mostly glass exterior walls revealing the surrounding themed gardens and waterways.

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AE0803/ built /UAE-Dubai-Al Barari:

A basement+ground+first+roof luxurious villa located in a beautiful location where both heavy vegetation and water body is the surrounding.

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Interior

Bedrooms:

A combination of different interior designs for bedrooms:

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Bathrooms:

A combination of different interior designs for bathrooms:

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Miscellaneous spaces:

A combination of different interior designs for Several rooms like entrances, lobbies, dining….:

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