The unfettered sense of harmony & rhythm that effuses the Traditional Arabic House Design in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia is truly a study in contrasting elements. The westernization of the Middle East has resulted in mixing & matching of modern & Islamic aesthetics in Saudi architecture, & this house is no exception. While maintaining its sense of privacy it delivers perfectly proportioned geometric volumes, pointed arches, molded stucco relief work & a clean simplicity that belies its modern accents.
The traditional Arabic house design features a grand entrance, defined with an ornamented pointed arch and slim, elegant pillars, while incorporated harmoniously with the modern building form, achieving a contemporary residence design that is rooted within its local context.
White Calcutta marble tiles are used as the main façade material for the traditional Arabic house design with accents of dark walnut wooden cladding, slender, double height pillars support an ornamented pointed arch that mark the main entrance to the private residence.
One of the distinctive elements of the traditional Arabic house design is the private courtyard, here it features lush greenery and a raised rectangular pool, creating an oasis like environment that helps in cooling off the hot air that enters the house.
Climbing vines are placed across the boundary wall of the traditional Arabic house design, adding a lively and a dynamic natural element to the modern building form.
Slender, double height pillars support the ornamented pointed arch and frame the glazing that forms the main entryway to the traditional Arabic house, white Calcutta marble tiles are used for the façade with accents of dark walnut wooden cladding.
The double height glazing is framed with an ornamented pointed arch that is supported by slender pillars, marking the entrance to the traditional Arabic house and accentuates the sense of grandeur of the private residence.
The inner courtyard of the traditional Arabic house provides the residents with a pleasing, oasis like environment, a raised rectangular pool amid the lush greenery aid in cooling off the hot air that enters the house, maximizing the comfort of the private residence.
A decorated section along the boundary wall of the traditional Arabic house breaks the monotony of the expanse of the white stucco and highlights a minimal water fountain, creating a cozy pathway.
An intricate, laser-cut metal screen provides shade for the barbeque area on the top floor terrace of the traditional Arabic house, artfully combining the modern with the traditional and accentuating the identity of the villa's local context.
The landscape design throughout the traditional Arabic house incorporates intricate elements within a modern setting, enriched with palm trees, potted shrubs and evergreen trees, creating a comfortable home that is well embedded within its surrounding context.