Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Architecture, Interior and Landscape
Based on the concept of a desert valley or wadi carved out of rock, a double height curving atrium divides the house and connects the main entrance to the garden. A contrast of form and materials between the rectilinear external envelope and internal atrium heightens the experience and appeal of its soft, seductive interior. Layered, semi-open living spaces wrap around the courtyard, and create varied screened views across the house. A glazed skylight allows for internal planting and landscaping.
Omar Al Omari, Deena Fakhro, Simona Sabackova