12 miles off the coast of Abu Dhabi lies the island of Nurai. The plan of the island plays on the idea of a carpet. The beach front residences on the island are tucked under a blanket of grass, thereby hiding density and allowing for the luxury of peace and solitude. The Water Villas were conceived as chandeliers suspended from a structural frame. They are approached by pathways that diverge off a central pier and are arranged corner to corner in such a way as to maximize private view. Camouflaging the built structures by blending them into topography, the project accomplishes a balance between the ideal of isolation and material comfort.