WHO ARE WE?
DNA BARCELONA is a studio of Architecture, Planning, Landscape, Interiors, and Design, that develops projects with a high calibre of innovation within a global strategy of internationalization. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East for institutional, healthcare, educational, residential, commercial and other singular projects. We are a creative and multidisciplinary team formed by excellent professionals led by the Architect: Aryanour Djalali.
We’re specialized in great projects, such as Hospitals, Educational Centers, Commercial and Institutional Architecture, Hotels & Resorts in which functionality, quickness, management and ability to cope with difficult tasks are our professional skills. We’re also specialized in luxury projects for important customers, in these projects we take care of bringing innovation together with the latest market and design trends in our proposals.
DNA’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economic flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization.
Our team is responsable for programming, conceptualization and development of new projects incorporating the latest research and technological solutions. In order to improve our way of working steadily, we’ ve created our Technical Department, researching about new designs with the latest technology, looking for new construction systems and envelopes, through the implementation of energy efficiency and sustainability concepts. In a series of projects we have tested the effects of scale and the balance of programmatic mixtures on the social, economical and ecological outcome. We have always incorporated sustainable initiatives into our projects.
A new concept of architecture is possible with the new software solutions, in order to develop new designs and spaces, we use all kinds of tools to create and integrate a multidisciplinary process, the BIM manager tools, the 3D, and video representations are only examples.
ARCH. ARYANOUR DJALALI Founder & C.E.O.
“My experience in architecture has been very intense and rewarding. With a multicultural background and after graduating from the top- class Polytechnic University of Catalonia and University of Delft, I learned that “Architecture is more than boxes but buildings that rotate talking to each other”.
I define myself as an architect who translates ideas into projects. The secret is in the understanding and interpretation of these ideas, so they can be carried out through the technical requirements that respond to the discipline of architecture.
This process is intimately linked to my professional creative and multidisciplinary team which contributes to the creation of added value and, consequently, to the success of the projects.
In architecture you are what you live. Your background, your family, your education is the cause of everything that affects in your creativity. My way of doing architecture is linked to my experiences in life, and these are reflected in my projects.
Thanks for being there.
Arch. Aryanour Djalali.
Founder & C.E.O.
WHERE ARE WE?
In Barcelona, the Mediterranean city; Cradle of world renowned architects, designers and artists.
Around the world; DNA develops projects in many countries through an international projection, adapting us to different cultural criterias.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We design and develop projects for:
· Architecture (all sizes and functions)
· Project Management
· Master Planning
· Interior Design
· Residential communities
· Design & Construction Research
· Commercial Strategies
WHAT IS OUR PHILOSOPHY?
DNA translates the ideas of projects with sense to make them real. Every project is unique, with its own personality, its own soul and its own “DNA”. DNA “Building Lives” “One 2 One” our planning process leads to a project + commercial strategy.
HOW DO WE WORK?
The integration of multidisciplinary teams in the international environment has contributed to the creation of added value, and in consequence to the success of realised projects, we apply a process of multiple phase planning, where the interaction of a diversity of external collaborators allows us with total guarantee to deal with a wide range of projects. We come from over 10 countries representing the Far East, Latin America, North America, Continental Europe, and Scandinavia.
BOSTON DESIGN WEEK, USA 2018
On April 12th-14th, the CEO of DNA, Aryanour Djalali, was invited by BOSTON DESIGN WEEK to share his experience and host the lectures at the Architectural College of Boston.
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITY, TURKEY 2018
On March 28-29, the CEO of DNA shared with students his main source of inspiration and explained how he relates Nature to real projects.
FLORENCE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, ITALY 2018
On February 15th, the Architect and the CEO of DNA, Aryanour Djalali, hosted a lecture “What if architecture could change the world?” for the interior students at Florence Institute of Design, Italy.
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN CONFERENCE, GRUPO VIA, IBIZA 2017
Aryanour Djalali presented best projects of DNA luxury houses category 2017.
Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark 2017
Aryanour Djalali hosted a lecture “Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism”.
“GRANDES PROYECTOS ARQUITECTURA”, GRUPO VIA, BARCELONA 2016
The event organized by Grupo Vía with the sponsorship of Tarkett, Commtech, El Corte Inglés División Empresas, Ursa y Hanson Heidelberg Cement assembled to an architects’ selection bought property in Barcelona to present their projects of architecture at which they are employed for the next years so much inside like out of the city.
Aryanour Djalali presented some of his last works in March such as the 315 apartments in Tarragona, the Hotel Alàbriga in S’Agaró, different luxury villas in Caldetas and San Feliu, as well as different residential and hotel projects in Ibiza (emphasizing the condo luxury hotel The Waves in Holy Eulària des Riu), the new Hospital Al Jahra in Kuwait with 1171 beds and 500.000 m2 of ceiling and the Cocoon Hotel and Resort in Tulum (Mexico) – at which one has been employed with the concepts of trip such as discovery, cells and nests, creation of community, presence of vegetation and water, holistic approach and creation of landmarks and experiences.
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITY, TURKEY 2016
Aryanour Djalali gave the lecture “Enhaced by Nature” and presented the DNA projects to the students of the university.
“BIG PROJECTS. DESIGN AND AVANT- GARDE TECHNOLOGY” AT INFINITY INNER, 2016
Aryanour gave a lecture at InfinityInner about DNA’s developing hotels of 2016.
TED X BARCELONA, SPAIN 2015
Aryanour Djalali has spoken about the design process that he uses in his work. He says: “take a look to nature in order to give you an inspiration spark that moves the project”. “From Nature to Architecture”, is the tittle of the lecture that Aryanour Djalali presents at TED X Barcelona.
“COCOON HOTEL & RESORT, TULUM, MEXICO” FEATURED BY DESIGNBOOM!
“Cocoon Hotel & Resort, Tulum, Mexico” has been featured by DesignBoom digital platform!
Dna Barcelona reforms the concept of recreation and introduces “Eco-tourism” as a new and modern way of rest perception. It reflects the idea of harmony between human and nature, based on correct and rational use of natural benefits. The concept itself involves the idea of refusal of mass communications and overconsumption, and in return, allow humans to understand a different set of values such as spiritual enrichment and communication with Mother-Nature, protection of culture and local communities. The objective of DNA was to offer a possibility and create a place where people can get familiar with wildlife, local customs and traditions, appreciate Environmental education and awareness.
“COCOON HOTEL & RESORT, TULUM, MEXICO” HAS BEEN FEATURED BY “INMOBILIARIO” NEWSPAPER!
We would like to thank EL FINANCIERO for featuring “Cocoon Hotel & Resort, Tulum, Mexico”- a new eco-tourism concept inspired by the sea and exotic forest with three residential and two hotel buildings ‘cocooned’ with 204 apartments, 167 rooms, and 16 private villas.
“COCOON HOTEL AND RESORT, TULUM, MEXICO” FEATURED IN LA VANGUARDIA MAGAZINE!
We would like to thank the magazine La Vanguardia for sharing our project “Cocoon Hotel & Resort, Tulum, Mexico” on their prestigious digital platform. The project is developed for Selvazama, represents a concept of Ecotourism and consists of 46.181 m2 offering 3 residential and 2 hotel buildings, as well as 16 private villas.
“COCOON HOTEL AND RESORT, TULUM, MEXICO” FEATURED IN VOGUE MAGAZINE!
We would like to give a big thank to the VOGUE Magazine for publishing our project “Cocoon Hotel & Resort, Tulum, Mexico” in this prestigious digital journal. The project is developed for Selvazama, as a concept of Ecotourism, inspired by the sea and exotic forest where people can relax and escape from daily routine.
“HOTEL ALABRIGA, GIRONA” HAS BEEN SELECTED TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE PROMATERIALES´ MONOGRAPH!
Hotel Alabriga, Girona has been selected as one of the best project in the Hospitality Category and was published in the new monograph edition 2019 by Promateriales.
PRESS: NEW INTERVIEW WITH ARYANOUR DJALALI IN PROMATERIALES!
Find out the new interview with Aryanour Djalali, the CEO of Dna Barcelona Architects, in the September issue of Promateriales Journal where he describes the experience of the studio and the focus on the future.
Visit the link: https://promateriales.com/pdf/PM-135%206-min.pdf
BOUTIQUE HOTEL ALABRIGA IN ARQ CO!
The Hotel Boutique Alabriga was published in the architectural journal ARQ CO where Aryanour Djalali, the principal architect, gave an extended interview and explained all the details of the project from concept to construction process.
“HABLAMOS CON ARYANOUR DJALALI”, Infinity inner TV interview Aryanour Djalali: “Each Project has its own soul”
> Link video https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=dShdtrmG1OU
THE CITYSCAPE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
The great magazine “Cityscape” just published an extensive interview “A real vision” with Aryanour Djalali, Ceo & Founder of DNA BARCELONA.
ARQUITECTURA PLUS HAS RECENTLY PUBLISH THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF GHANA
PANORAMA ARCHITECTURE NEWSPAPER HAS JUST PUBLISHED PUNTA BRAVA IV
PANORAMA Architecture Newspaper from China has published the DNA Punta Brava IV house.
Architecture is a creation process full of added value. Our ability to transform ideas to real projects requires comprehension of all the external and internal conditions. For us, each new project is special; it’s an opportunity to improve masterfully the customer’s goals.
In order to convert each project in a special one, DNA has a mission:
–Develop all kind of possibilities to satisfy the customer’s requirements.
–Analyse, Simulate, Render, Slideshow, Calculate and Manage with all kind of technical solutions, are our working tools.
–Budget the best price for the best service.
–Create sustainable places to live, work and enjoy.
DNA’s business is based on offering architectural and landscape design and providing a solution at all stages of project development from initial concept to construction management as “TURNKEY” projects.
DNA wants to be one of the main references in planning, landscape design and architecture, a Spanish company that offers services both Mediterranean and global styles. DNA is a balance between public and private, in planning and project design.
DNA led by Architect Aryanour Djalali and with over eight years in the international market, has been awarded several prestigious projects, such as: A Hotel Boutique S’Agaró in Girona, Spain; Building of iconic towers “Rose of the Desert” (80.000 m2) in Oran; a University Complex for 10.000 places (72.000 m2) in Algeria; a Development Hospital Project (240 beds) in Algeria too; A British School in Ghana, an Airport project in Constantine and whole design of street furniture and lighting for the city of Lusail in Qatar for the government company of Qatari Diar, among others.
These results are achieved due to the innovation and design processes and led to the success in the international expansion strategy.
DNA is a brand name in expansion.
DNA is a specialised and profitable model.
DNA is continuous innovation and creativity.
DNA is specialised in concept design, master planning and architecture.
DNA is highly qualified in the planning process.
During every phase of a project we ask ourselves these five questions:
> have we listened deeply to our clients?
> have we drawn from our breadth of experience?
> have we distilled the design to its most appropriate form?
> have our plans and systems provided clarity and peace of mind for our clients?
> are we exceeding expectations?
We believe it is our commitment to achieving a resounding ‘yes’ to each of these questions which has generated DNA long list of diverse and satisfied clients.
Over the past 15 years the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, schools, hospital buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. Although based in Barcelona, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings in various countries.
DNA BARCELONA ARCHITECTS understands that the best design comes from a completely integrated approach from conception to completion. We have a strong creative team, in which structural and environmental engineers work alongside the architects from the beginning of the design process. By doing so, we believe that we can learn from one another and combine our knowledge to devise wholly integrated design solutions. Our design teams are supported by numerous in-house disciplines, ensuring that we have the knowledge base to create buildings that are environmentally sustainable and uplifting to use.
The Project Management group provides in-house management expertise,
allowing DNA to deliver an integrated service to clients through the lifecycle of a project – from concept, through construction to completion. The group’s activities include sub-consultant, budgeting and cost management; program and resource management; contract management and administration, helping clients and multi-disciplinary teams around the world to define, plan, monitor and deliver a project on time, within budget and to the highest quality.
As the idea takes shape most architects seek out consultants to assist – we seek
out partners that can contribute and refine a given idea into more than the sum of its parts. We choose our partners carefully based on their past experience but most importantly on the passion they exhibit for their respective field. We strongly believe that quality is bred by the individuals we choose to work with.
Challenges and their built in complexities can be overcome through commitment and assembling the appropriate team of individuals to tackle them.
DNA LAB > ELABORATES THE PROJECTS
This department is in charge for contributing innovation to our proposals which are always based on the latest trends in design and the latest achievements in the market.
The team is responsible for the program, concept plan stage and development of new projects, incorporating the latest research and technical advances.
The primary objective is to use solid academic knowledge and professional experience to generate creative working solutions which satisfy the customer’s requirements. This commitment to research brings added value and important innovation to our commissioned architectural projects.
We use both physical and virtual modelling to investigate a given project. We find that building physical working models provides us the means to encounter similar problematics as one encounters in the actual construction.
Similarly we utilize the latest imaging and animation software to create virtual models both for design and presentation purposes. We work with the client to prepare visualisations throughout the process to assist in presenting the project to the user groups and public forums.
This part of the team responsible for the preparation of draft plans and the execution of the different architectural projects being undertaken including one-family houses, multi-family houses, hotels, industrial buildings and others.
The development is separated into two different lines:
• Technical descriptions of the project. Executive project development.
• Plans with technical information and on-site supervision, which includes on-site assistance, manufacturers’ management and other steps necessary for the construction and development of the project.
The office follows every project from inception to its conclusion and is thus balanced between design architects and detail oriented constructing architects. We have also begun to introduce 3D construction documentation and BIM and have accordingly expanded our knowledge into that arena.
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