While the basic mass of the villa is a cube, volumes have been cleverly added and subtracted to create additional interior space or add a special feature to the villa facade. At the upper level, which houses the more private bedroom spaces, a chunk of the cube has been removed to create a luxurious verandah that overlooks the streetscape. This serves the dual function of providing an extra layer of protection from the harsh elements by shading the facade that houses the bedroom windows. Clear glass windows allow natural light into interior rooms while extruded planes and window niches shade the rooms within from direct sunlight.
The entrance to the villa is clearly a very important feature of the family villa modern Arabic exterior design, as is evident in the grandiose scale of the columns and door. Typically, private villas in Saudi Arabia have multiple entrances in keeping with the