Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Architecture, Interior and Landscape
In this monolithic, expressive house the traditional courtyard is inverted – instead of carving openings through a roof slab, the first floor slab is cut to form a double-height floating courtyard. This semi-indoor, tranquil volume is enveloped in mashrabiya screens inspired by the unique multi-directional patterns found in Jeddah, with an ever-changing interplay of light and shadow dancing on the walls.
Omar Al Omari, Deena Fakhro, Samuel Esses, Lucas Ler, Simona Sabackova, Laura Alvarez, Chris Yah