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Interior design – “The Arrakis Palaces project was inspired by the sci-fi movie DUNE. Often, the most exciting ideas emerge at the intersection of different influences,” International design studio NKey told Archipanic.

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Nested in desert canyons with breathtaking views of otherworldly wilderness or seemingly suspended between mirrors of water and starry nights, NKey studio imagined the Arrakis Palaces as bold architectures with luxury interiors.

Inside, serene, soothing environments are filled with light. Organic shapes with earthy tones dialogue with modernist-like elements and soft, cocooning furniture.

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Artificial Intelligence generated initial concepts entirely, with final adjustments made through human intervention. “This collaboration between AI and human creativity allowed us to achieve the desired outcome.”

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AI is a unique tool for Key studio. It “assists us in our creative process by generating references and ideas, helping with colour schemes, and finding the right forms to express our vision. We are deeply influenced by the spaces in which we live and operate.”

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The Arrakis Palaces project was developed with a vivid and passionate narrative tuned to Dunes’ iconic style. Storytelling and architectural design work were developed concurrently in the process flow.

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We gathered as a working group, discussing our inspirations and associations, and then copywriters crafted their narratives while architects shaped their designs. However, as an architectural studio, architecture always remains the driving force. The input of architects and designers is pivotal.”

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Would you recommend a long holiday weekend on Planet Arrakis? “The Arrakis Palaces spaces would be an ideal holiday destination as it offers not only the opportunity to experience something new externally but also to discover something new within oneself.”

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NKey is a dynamic studio in its fifth year. It is currently experiencing substantial growth and undergoing a rebranding process. While our roots lie in Ukraine, we operate globally.

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