Solar retreat in the Liwa Desert – futuristic functionality or rich man’s folly?
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
An unnamed client hired London-based Baharash Architecture to design a luxury home that could fully function off the energy grid. Similarly, there is scant info on planned efficiencies for building systems and appliances. That’s a tall order for any residence in Abu Dhabi, now consider the challenges for one sited in the punishing clime of the hyper-arid Liwa Desert where summer temperatures top 100°F.