Dubai-based Killa Design, one of the region’s leading architectural design firms creating innovative buildings, has been appointed to design the overwater and inland villas on Sheybarah Island, a key part of the Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.
Located in the south east of the archipelago on the Red Sea, Sheybarah Island is the furthest from the mainland. It features a 30 to 40-m reef drop-off in close proximity from the beach.
The designs for the overwater villas were mainly inspired by the natural surroundings, particularly the corals in their purest form, which make up the circle effect. The circle represents unity, integration and wholeness, giving guests a sense of completion, confidence and harmony, said the statement from Killa Design.
The coral-inspired villas emerging from the surface of the water will be made of a polished steel that will reflect the water, the sky and the reef below.
The inland villa designs were inspired by sand dunes, where each villa will be set apart to give guests a sense of privacy, it added.