Sultanate of Omanby admin

Residential Tower, Cairo, Egypt

RBSD, in conjunction with its subsidiary company, Project Management International, in Cairo, Egypt, prepared a schematic design for a new high-rise residential property in Cairo.  The project is constructed on a plot of land on the Northern tip of Gezeira Island, in central Cairo.  The design provided two levels of basement parking, unfinished commercial space on the ground and first floors, apartments on the second through 17th floors, and duplexes on the 18th and 19th floors.

Saudi Egyptian Touristic Development admin

Grand Hyatt Cairo, Royal Nile Tower, Cairo, Egypt

RBSD, in joint venture with William B. Tabler Architects, provided design services for a new 40-story tower addition containing 870 rooms, as well as a complete renovation of the existing 300-room hotel.

Located on an island in the Niles near downtown Cairo, the new tower features a “Y” shaped configuration to provide all guest rooms with a view of the Nile.

East 72nd Street Private Residenceby admin

New York, New York

RBSD has designed extensive renovations to convert the historical Lycee Francais on New York’s Upper East Side to create the largest single-family residence in Manhattan.  RBSD provided the architectural planning and design that transformed two adjacent 19th century buildings, which were most recently configured to serve as a unique private school, into an opulent modern home.

One component of this major $120 million project was the design of recreational facilities such as a swimming pool and private gym.  The two buildings wrap around a courtyard on three sides, providing a semi-enclosed outdoor garden space.  New limestone cladding is being provided in the courtyard, similar to what is being used on the street facade.

The combined building is five-stories high, with 12 bedrooms that feature 12 full baths.  The design provided a fully equipped commercial kitchen, and servants’ quarters on the top floor.  Restoration and upgrades created formal, semi-public reception and spaces for official business within the first two floors of one of the two buildings.  Gut renovation of the rest of the spaces completely reconfigured the spaces to their new residential functions, including installation of two passenger elevators and one service elevator.

Starwood Private Residenceby admin

Aspen, Colorado

RBSD designed a new 17,000-square-foot house in the exclusive Starwood neighborhood of Aspen.  Surrounded by over four acres of vegetation, wildflowers, Aspen groves, and pine trees, the entire house opens itself to panoramic views of four ski mountains.  The use of local stone and wood details and materials helped to bridge the traditional and the contemporary.  The residence features six bedrooms with walk-in closets and access to a large deck.  The luxury residence also features five fireplaces, a media room, library, sauna and indoor pool.

Private Residenceby admin

New York NY

After designing the apartment decades prior, RBSD was asked to redesign the two-floor, 5,500-square-foot apartment with a fresh look.  The clients wanted a space well equipped for formal entertaining, and a more casual retreat for the family.   The double height reception area features a custom full-height metal screen and a showpiece chandelier.  Multiple seating areas were created to allow for large or small conversations amid plush, luxurious furnishings.  Guests naturally move from the reception area into the adjacent single height dining room for intimate dining in an elegant space.

The upstairs quarters are private, but comfortable with areas to sleep, eat and unwind.  The open plan provides plenty of natural light and easy movement around the living space.

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