AIM Studio, Residence in Riyadh, Arabian desert, natural ventilation, cross ventilation, natural stone, solar design, green architecture, sun exposure, sunlight, overhangs

The residence brings three different dwellings for all members of the family under the same roof. The design offers a modern interpretation of the way homes were traditionally built in desert areas. Optimal sun exposure, ventilation and generous views of the surroundings were some of the client’s main imperatives.

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AIM Studio, Residence in Riyadh, Arabian desert, natural ventilation, cross ventilation, natural stone, solar design, green architecture, sun exposure, sunlight, overhangs

The architects also created a central void that controls solar gain and facilitates cross ventilation, while concrete overhangs aid in controlling sun exposure. In terms of materials, there is a slight difference between interior and exterior finishings. Natural stone dominates the entire property and varies from sandy, dark colors to polished, warm tones.

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