The paradigm of the traditional Arab courtyard is considered in the concept of this private villa in Riyadh, where climate and context provide a vital role for the courtyard, modulating the inner private space, evoking the ancient Arab architecture. The courtyard garden offers a controlled view of the landscape and water from the interior.
"The L"-shaped array was designed with the intention of creating a refuge from the desert sun, casting a shadow over the courtyard. The form seems carved out of a solid mass, understatedly elegant yet monumental. The rectilinear composition of cubic volumes is modeled around an impressive central space.