The design of the Maram Residences balances striking views with protection from the sun utilizing a concept based on the crystal and the shell. The shell, inspired by desert architecture, is protected by shading walls with narrow openings for light and air on the sunny side of the building. The crystalline form faces north, away from the sun, and results from a desire to open up this side of the building with glass, maximizing views toward the Burj Khalifa District. In addition to views, residents also gain access to A-grade facilities including a reading room, business center, gym, pool and deck. In addition, a ground floor retail area is also planned to cater to the residents’ daily needs.