Baharash Architecture were tasked to design to a 100% self-sustaining Wildlife Conservation Centre and a Wilderness Retreat. The project aims to boost ecotourism and conserve the mountainous regions of UAE, which are home to rare species of Arabian wildlife. The Biodomes will also raise awareness on the importance of mountain biodiversity through educational programmes.
Baharash Architecture were tasked by UAE-based Eco Resort Group to design the World’s Greenest Eco Resort in Liwa, the southern region of UAE. Some of the key features include:
- 157,000 square feet of solar panels which will provide all the energy needs.
- Water extracted from ground and used for the resort.
- Waste water is treated onsite and recycled for irrigation.
- The resort will also employ wildlife biologists and conservation staff.
- Other key features include a zero-emission zone and onsite waste management.
The desert retreat designed by Baharash Architecture is completely energy self-sufficient, using solar panels, it generates and stores clean power in several battery units. Other features include smart glass windows to offer instant privacy at the flick of a switch, an indoor herb garden, and a central fire place for social bonding which was a key part of the Bedouin heritage.
Promoting Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Living into our cities, for the creation of healthy places is no longer a choice, it has become a necessity. Today, it is estimated that more than 680,000 properties across London are at risk of flooding. In total, around 5 million people, in 2 million properties, live in flood risk areas in England and Wales.
The rise in population in London and other cities across the world is going to be increasing at a dramatic rate for the remainder of this century, which coupled with climate change, is going to have a great impact on how our cities’ infrastructures can deal with flooding.
A solution to this problem is Water Boulevards, which mitigates the risks of flooding, whilst also creating healthy places for people to live, work and visit.
The project integrates Green Infrastructure and Water Sensitive Urban Design into our streets, and can be applied as a network of green corridors to any city in risk of flooding to promote the three pillars of sustainability.
The Panoramic villa by Baharash Architecture will be built in one of the most exclusive addresses in the United Arab Emirates. The planning and configuration of the villa was designed to maximise shading, whilst elevated gardens provided passive cooling to accommodations below. Our landscape approach was to use native plants and trees which create a natural desert-like ambience and require less water than lawns.
Baharash Bagherian introduces solutions for the next generation of sustainable cities at Cityscape Global Conference 2016 in Dubai.