Central Palm Project

January 28, 2022 by Student Saffron B.

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Learning Targets

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Applied Experimental Science and Problem Solving Methods
  • Creation of an Original Piece
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Environmental Impact
  • Environmental Law
  • Geometry
  • Human geography
  • Human Impact on Environment
  • Leadership and Community
  • Multicultural Literacy
  • Research Methods
  • Scientific Concepts

I gained a newfound appreciation for all of the work that goes into architecture. This module made me excited for the future since I got to learn about many new and upcoming sustainable technologies.

-Class of 2023 Student Saffron B.

My project, “Central Palm,” is located on the golden shores of Kite Beach. The central courtyard is the house’s spine, allowing year-round use due to the shade of the ghaf tree while still maintaining privacy from the outside world. The state-of-the-art Tesla solar roof reduces the owners’ reliance on the grid, even allowing you to sell excess solar energy back to the grid. Water-collecting tech that utilizes local sea breezes alongside sound-absorbing glass, inspired by the Czech Republic Expo pavilion, combines sustainability and modernity, thereby maintaining harmony with the local environment. The house features traditional Islamic design, such as columns, a majlis space for entertaining guests, and a prayer room. This house isn’t the future; this house is now.