THE FAMILY HOUSE by NIU | International Residential Architecture Awards 2019

CLIENT BRIEF: Our clients, a young family in their 30’s, were looking to create a warm, informal environment with a lived-in, relaxed appeal, while featuring iconic signature pieces in each room that reflect the individuality of their one-storey, Dubai villa.


The perfect union between Arab culture and Italian style.

Using a base palette of pastel colours and natural hues, pops of colour were created within each living area through unique soft furnishings by Rubelli, Sahco and Elitis, and original artwork from recognised Italian artists. Natural materials include marble flooring and wood parquet blend, with bespoke rugs, designed by artists and handwoven by Moooi.

Warm woods are brought to life in the walnut flooring and rosewood cabinets as well as unique furnishings of the highest quality including a bespoke Il Pezzo Mancante dining table, offset by a beautiful Venetian, Murano glass chandelier by Abate Zanetti.

Our attention to detail, choice of materials, quality of the product, uniqueness of the design, and personalization of this project are the result on the challenge to develop a unique, comfortable, familiar and unique home for a young modern Arab family. A harmonious place to grow together while wear the Arab dress that characterizes themselves and the villa in its architectural appearance only.

Each masterpieces that influences the design of the interiors are characterized by the skillful work of Italian artists combined with the professionalism of Italian architects based and with long expertise in Dubai.

International Residential Architecture Awards 2019
Winner– Category: Residential Interior Built

Architect: Arch Giorgio Palermo
Firm: NIU

Project Location: DUBAI
Team: Giorgio Palermo – Elena Gregorutti
Country: United Arab Emirates