Designing Open Spaces
Landscape Middle East|December 2019
Designing Open Spaces
Turkish company, Orientalis Landscaping shares their insight from a recent residential project in Sharjah.
Merve Ersan & Louise Julio Caraca

Research suggests that residents living within community compounds in the region prefer to live and visit places with a family-friendly feel, have the highest safety standards and state-of-the-art amenities for outdoor recreational activities.

The initial stage of an open space design is very crucial. In this project, our design focuses on the courtyard, which is the focal point of the open space, creating a feeling for the community not only for relaxing but also for the efficiency of the area. We designed a pool being on an island, surrounded by natural greenery and shade from the trees, which creates a thermal comfort and an integrating water feature to allow residents to feel closer to nature.

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December 2019