vicinity of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
28.8 acres, 6 private residences w/ shared common reception area
multi-family residential estate
Anchored by stone walls and cairns, the extended family residences are embraced by two crescents that reach across the land. Reception is centered on the great Majlis, with an open fire; family gatherings are collected in a wedge of rooms spanning the cliff, connected by an inclined lift and a promenade of gardens and pools. The houses are arranged in a fan around a dramatic belvedere, each marked with a luminous wind tower – welcome lanterns in the night.