Saudi-owned firm AK Design picked up two prizes for its Al Mizhar Villa in Dubai at the Arabian Property Awards 2011.
The 26m by 72m villa won Best Property (Single Unit), Dubai and Best Property (Single Unit), Arabia.
Kim Nielsen, design director, AK Design, added: “The Al Mizhar villa has all of the features that you’d expect of an Arabic villa, but pieced together in a novel way. It still follows traditional planning but the idea is when you enter, you see all the way though.”
He continued: “We wanted to incorporate the garden within the house, so we split the living accommodation almost into two tubes and then linked it together so we had a courtyard incorporated into it.”
AK Design, which has offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, was also commended for its Xerox headquarters design in Dubai, in the category of Office Architecture.