Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jeddah Villa Arched Gates

Many family villas in Saudi Arabia take up most of the space of the lots they are built on, with very limited outside space around the villas. Many also utilize the rooftop area as play areas for the children or for leisure activities in the winter months when the weather is more tolerable.  Rooftops in Jeddah are mostly flat since there is very little annual rainfall.

I like the arches above the gates of this home as well as the opaque material that lets light through but affords privacy at the same time. I also like the red tiles above the wall and gates that finish it off nicely. 


William Kendall said...

Those red tiles also draw my eyes.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

I think I would go mad in such an urban environment.