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Located in the upscale enclave of Dubai Hills, the villa is set on a footprint of 4,000 square metres and organised across three levels with a series of courtyards, creating self-shaded structures that double as decorative elements. The architects carefully studied the path of the sun and summer and winter solstices to design spaces that have a natural cooling effect and provide protection from the harsh desert climate. The south façade is devoid of any large openings, while the north, east and west facades are fairly open. Perforated Corten steel fins on the terraces diffuse sunlight while still allowing the wind to pass through, and high turrets invite natural light into the interior spaces.