131 “Lima” wraps around a central oasis that allows all internal spaces to overlook its verdure. During its early design stages, the “L” shaped massing 131 “Lima” has been designed with the intention of creating a sanctuary from Dubai’s desert sun by casting a shadow over the garden. Not only does this activate its external spaces, but allows us to take full advantage of the shaded facade and maximize the amount of natural light without compromising on solar thermal gain. / Loci architecture + design.
LOCI is a culturally driven design studio that believes in the gravitas of a context and the power of the locus to inform it’s design process and product.
LOCI team takes advantage of their global experience and architectural knowledge to promote regional design that relates to a project’s place and immediate local context, hence the slogan ‘Think Global’. This design philosophy reinforces LOCI’s perspective that architecture and design is not an imported technology but one that grows from the site’s culture, tradition, history as well as it’s climatic and geographical context.
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