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          A sense of order is imperative when it comes to
          interiors and design, says architect Philip Logan


                      Words: Lucy Land  Photographs: Muthu Kumar





        f you haven't heard of architect Philip   Dubai-based office, the property is also
      ILogan, you will certainly know his   close to Abu Dhabi International Airport,
       work. His iconic 33-storey Etisalat   convenient for Philip’s frequent travels.
       Building, located on Sheikh Zayed Road,   His work has led him to a variety
       is easily recognisable – made from   of countries, such as Pakistan where
       concrete, glass and steel, it features a   he designed the award-winning
       ball-shaped tip that resembles a golf   United Bank HQ in Karachi. “I hear
       ball. Having worked in the region for   it will be featured on the Pakistani
       more than two decades, Philip has left   rupee note,” he says, simply.
       his indelible mark on a number of other   Philip bought his four-bedroom
       commercial as well as hotel, leisure   home four years ago, along with two
       and educational buildings, including   other investment properties in the
       the Dubai campus of Sheikh Zayed   area. “The quality of the light drew me
       University, the award-winning Bawadi   to Al Bandar,” he reveals. “I also love
       Development, on a 2.25 sq km site in Al   the fact that I’m not living beside the
       Ain, and residential and commercial   sea; I’m living on it, which is a unique
       property The Bridge at Dubai Sports City.  experience.” Of the three properties he
        The former owner of international   bought, Philip decided he really wanted
       consultancy Shankland Cox – which he   to live on the top floor to maximise
       sold to architecture firm Aukett Swanke   the views and offer something special
       last year for Dhs16 million – is now   for visiting family and friends.
       chairman of the Middle East operations of   Indeed, the bright and breezy duplex
       Aukeet Swanke Group. “I have business   penthouse offers stunning views of Yas
       in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain so it   Island, including Yas Marina Circuit
       made sense to be based in Abu Dhabi,” he   and Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, with its
       says, regarding his penthouse residence   LED canopy and a section of the Grand
       in Al Bandar. A 45-minute drive to his   Prix circuit winding through its arch.





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