Luxurious detached villa in Malta by MJMDA
Located in Malta, this luxurious detached villa is a property of the present and the future. MJMDA created an integrated design icon that is fully connected to the vehicles we use. “It is somewhat of a docking station and a metaphorical spaceship,” said MJMDA founder Matthew J. Mercieca. “A sleek mass floats atop the lower levels as a symbol of permanence. Yet, it is simultaneously Still Kinetic as it whirls upwards to the cosmos.”
Design and production processes in BMW’s automobiles demand integration. MJMDA’s approach to architectural design also requires integration.
The conceptual design direction of the MJMDA’s Still Kinetic prototype aims to emphasize the commonalities between the architectural and vehicular worlds and take on the user from the minute he leaves his vehicle into his home.
Stepping out of your car won't mean that your needs are forgotten; the user will still enjoy the personalized experience from the car inside the home.
“The Still Kinetic home receives the driver and vehicle in a concrete space with a cavernous feel,” said Mercieca. “This space is apparently rooted to the earth. Landscaping, outdoor spaces and this enclosure then grows into a rising concrete tunnel attempting to open up to the cosmic world. Both the earth and the cosmic surroundings are constant reminders of the presence of greater natural elements. The tunnel becomes our reality’s ethic.”
Whilst in the living and dining areas, the users are constantly exposed to the outdoor landscaping and vegetation. Seamless functional yet aesthetical masses constantly reflect the BMW core design values. These same values extend to the sleeping spaces. All individual components, such as the kitchen sink, preparation space and retractable drain, were designed with an integrated mindset.
Photography by: MJMDA