Villa K

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Houses
  • Company/Firm
    IAIA - Idea Art Interior Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Darine Jabeili and Elias Soueidi
  • Design Team
    Karl Paulino, Dan Maurice Totaan
  • Interior Designer
    Darine Jabeili and Elias Soueidi
  • Const. Company
    Ashtaar Interiors
  • Photographer Credit
    Alex Jeffries
  • Location
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Project Date
    March 2023

Villa K is a two story private residence located in Meydan’s Millenium Estates in Dubai, UAE. The Villa spreads over two levels revealing a double height ceiling at the main entrance, the stairs lobby and the main reception space. IAIA Studio used various marble slabs and finishes to accentuate the potential of natural stone in the home’s interiors. Marble Slabs have been carefully selected to match with one another, wrapping floors and walls, and sculpted to include patterns, textures and lighting details.
‘We wanted to show what can be done with the Marble’ says IAIA Head of design Darine Jabeili.
Being a marble lover, the client wanted to create depth and various tones and atmospheres singularly through the use of marble. They wanted to emphasize themes within the different spaces, accommodating their unique lifestyle. In response to the client’s needs and aspirations, Villa K’s aesthetic is one of ‘altered materiality’ – an avant-garde approach to deal with various materials together in one spatial complexity. Throughout the design process, the four natural elements were present, taking part in the design decision process and iterative methodology.

Based in one of the most culturally diverse cities of the world, IAIA regrouped a team of exceptionally experienced and imaginative creative designers. We were able to establish a structure to work with international clients, providing design expertise in their homes, villas, resorts, restaurants, cafés, shops, stores, workplaces and more. In fact, our designers have taken on large scale projects and numerous construction sites providing state of the art design solutions.

Other prizes
Luxury Lifestyle Award 2023 - New York, USA Winner | Best Luxury Interior Design Firm - IAIA International Design Awards - Budapest, Hungary Honorable mention | Interior Design-Conceptual - The Canvas Honorable mention | Interior Design-Conceptual - The Frame Honorable mention | Interior Design-Conceptual - Tryst of the Elements Honorable mention | Interior Design-Office and services center - Amanat Offices Commercial Interior Design - Dubai, UAE Finalist | Interior Design Concept of the Year - Tryst of the Elements DNA Paris Design Awards - Paris, France Winner | Interior Design/House & Residential - Residence A Winner | Interior Design/Hospitality - La Casa del Tango Winner | Interior Design/House & Residential - The Shadow Box Index Design Awards - Dubai , UAE? Finalist | Rising Star of the year - Darine Jabeili, Head of Design Finalist | Residential Design of the year - Residence A, Sharjah, UAE Finalist | Boutique Interior Design Company of the year Society of British Interior Design (SBID) - London, UK Finalist | Office Design Under 2,000 SqM | Amanat Investments PJSC Arabian Property Awards - Middle East Winner | Grand Prize (5 stars) | Office Interior | Amanat Investments PJSC - Middle East. Winner | Office Interior | Amanat Investments PJSC - Dubai, U.A.E International Property Awards - London, UK Finalist | Office Interiors | Amanat Investment PJSC. Society of British Interior Design (SBID) - London, Uk Winner | Residential Apartment Over 1M - The Shadow Box, Dubai, UAE Finalist | Residential House over 1M - Residence A, Sharjah, UAE International Design Awards - Europe (Budapest) Honorable Mention | Best Residential project of the year - Residence A Honorable Mention | Best Residential apartment of the year - The Shadow Box Honorable Mention | Best project of the year - La Casa de Tango Identity Design Awards - Dubai , UAE Finalist | Best project of the year - Residence A, Sharjah, UAE Design Middle East Awards - Dubai , UAE Finalist | Hospitality project