Aqib Hassan, CCO of ONE Homes, Meets Miami’s Leading Architect Kobi Karp
Kobi Karp is the mastermind behind the extraordinary design of Lahore's rising icon, One Canal Road
Aqib Hassan, the Chief Commercial Officer of ONE Homes recently visited Miami on an exploratory visit to see the latest developments in the city’s booming real estate market.
Miami’s real estate market has grown exponentially in the last few years with prime real estate doubling in value since 2020.
Whilst in the city Aqib met with Miami’s renowned celebrity architect Kobi Karp. Kobi Karp is the Founder of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc (KKAID), globally recognised as one of the best design firms in the field of sustainable architecture.
Kobi Karp is the Founder of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc (KKAID), globally recognised as one of the best design firms in the field of sustainable architecture.
Kobi has been behind some of the most high profile developments in Miami including the Four Seasons Surfside, Legacy Miami World Centre Residences and just last year designed his first ever development in Pakistan the iconic, ONE Canal Road, Lahore.
Kobi Karp founded KKAID back in 1996 and has served as the Principal-in-Charge of Design ever since. The firm provides a vast array of services, ranging from the design of large-scale, high-rise condominiums and hospitality projects to small-scale, low-rise residential and commercial structures.
Karp has also designed homes for NBA star Juwan Howard & Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Capital Group. The firm has been recognised in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Miami Herald, Haute Magazine, Architectural Digest, Forbes and Newsweek as well as featuring on CBS, NBC and CNN.
The team of professionals at Kobi Karp are creative visionaries and masters in site architecture who were handpicked by ONE Homes and Diyar Homes for their iconic development in Lahore, One Canal Road.
During their meeting, Kobi talked about the design of One Canal Road as he said, “It’s an honour to work on our first project in Pakistan and in a location of this kind at the heart of Lahore. I don’t think we could have had a better project and developer to start with in Pakistan. For me, great architecture is the crossover between design and art. At Kobi Karp Architects we create timeless landmark architecture that stands the test of time. One Canal Road will be a landmark in Lahore”.
On his vision for One Canal Road Kobi added, “Every part of One Canal Road has been planned with exceptional attention to detail, from capitalising on the 360 degree views a location of this kind boasts, to the hotel style 6500 square foot lobby with 28 feet high ceilings, to the fitness centre, spa, and sky pool, every inch of this development has been planned to create the penultimate luxury residential address in Lahore”.
Discussing the amenities Kobi said “Our amenities are on-par with the most luxurious 5* hotel projects I have done across the world. With over 25,000 square feet of amenities and only 111 luxury residences, One Canal Road presents the pinnacle of luxury living”.
ONE Canal Road, Lahore is a $30 million project at the heart of Lahore’s Downtown District on the main Canal Road, being developed by ONE Homes by way of joint venture under the banner of Diyar Homes. The project is expected to complete in Q2 of 2024.