Private Residence, Bahrain

 

This large individual residence is located in Bahrain, a country that is characterized by harsh weather conditions.

It is due to this prevalent climatic feature that the vernacular courtyard typology was relied on for the project, as the main inspiration in the early stages of the design process. The project translates this typology into a contemporary expression; the numerous courtyards act as climatic buffers and create intermediate zones between the internal and external spaces.

The shading strategy and the materials used in each courtyard are a result of their orientation with respect to the sun. These courtyards are also used to induce natural ventilation, whenever the weather permits.

In collaboration with Dada & A.