Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 1- An elegant family villa exterior design with modern and Arabic elements successfully integrated together, featuring mashrabeyas, pointed horseshoe arches and geometric patterns, connecting the villa to its local context while achieving a contemporary outlook, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Scope of Services: Exterior Design, Landscape Design
Date: November 2017

Strategically located at the intersection of two roads, this family villa located in the Najd region of Saudi Arabia makes a bold statement with its pristine white walls, silhouetted against a clear, blue Saudi sky. This family villa modern Arabic exterior design bows to the Islamic influence that is predominant in the region by utilizing traditional, vernacular design elements such as arches and mashrabiyas. Concurrently, the influence of modern design concepts, derived from Western architecture, are evident in the clean, straight lines of the structure as well as the use of massing to create a profound impact on the architecture of the villa.

Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 5- Modern family villa with Arabic exterior design achieved by the Islamic patterns, horseshoe arches and mashrabeyas, together with the modern building form and outdoor lighting achieving a striking effect, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 3- Side entrance to the modern family villa that features Islamic design elements integrated with the modern building form, with the façade enriched with geometric patterns, pointed arches and mashrabeyas that further accent the villa's cultural identity, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 7 - The exterior lighting of the modern family villa creates a striking effect while making it accessible and welcoming, the modern façade is enriched with Arabic design elements, from horseshoe and pointed arches to the mashrabeyas and intricate geometric patterns, achieving a successful blend of the traditional and modern designs, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 9 - A grand double height entrance to the family villa, highlighted by a pointed horseshoe arch and a frame adorned with Islamic geometric patterns, the entrance door is enriched with decorative iron work and topped with a mashrabeya, accenting the Arabic cultural identity of the private residence, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 10 - A seamless blend of the Arabic and modern design elements create the luxurious family villa, with increased privacy elegantly achieved through the use of mashrabeyas with geometric patterns for the private pool, covered in blue mosaic tiles that subtly reference the Moorish interior style, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

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 traditions of Arabic culture; there is usually a separate entrance for the men and women of the house as well as more discreet entrances for the support staff. The oversized columns and arch above the main visitor entrance are visible from a distance on approach to the villa, adding to the social status of the occupants as well as clearly distinguishing the main visitor entrance from the more private entrances reserved for family members and occupants.

In keeping with traditional design practices, the villa looks inward into a lush courtyard space, punctuated with living green walls designed to counterbalance the imposing white walls. The internal courtyard incorporates a slim, rectangular swimming pool, which serves as a decorative water feature as well. The surrounding tall walls provide the perfect element of privacy for entertaining guests or when the pool is in use. The courtyard also serves as a passive cooling design element, providing occupants with an inner sanctum that remains cooler than the blistering outside temperatures.

Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 2- Geometric patterns enrich the modern exterior of the family villa, with subtle classical elements adorning the façade, a double height horseshoe arch highlights the main entrance to the luxurious residence and connects the building to its Arabic cultural context along with the pointed arch windows, achieving a blend of the traditional and modern design elements with ease, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 6 - The dramatic effect of the exterior lighting accents the prominent elements of the family villa, from the fence's decorative ornaments to the double height horseshoe arch that creates the main entrance to the luxurious private residence, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Materials and color are subtly used to add aesthetic value to the family villa modern Arabic design exterior as well as to counterbalance the effects of the harsh Saudi climate. White walls, while adding to the prestige and grandeur of the villa, also deflect a large amount of heat, helping to reduce the energy costs of cooling the interiors. Traditional mashrabiyas, integrated into the modern facade design, allow for cross ventilation of interior spaces while helping to maintain privacy for occupants. Thick masonry walls slow down the seasonal heating and cooling processes, helping to keep seasonal extremes of temperature at bay.

Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 4- A large mashrabeya with intricate patterns extruded from the façade creates a powerful yet delicate statement of the family villa's Arabic identity, aided by the Islamic patterns that decorate its exterior, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Family Villa Modern Arabic Exterior Design 8 - A large mashrabeya with intricate patterns extruded from the façade creates a powerful yet delicate statement of the family villa's Arabic identity and creates a dramatic shadow effect, aided by the Islamic patterns that decorate its exterior, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The villa is surrounded by a tall compound wall that provides an extra layer of privacy for occupants as well as defining the boundaries of the property. The solid wall is interrupted only by dark wood entrances in stark contrast to the white walls. Tall trees add an extra layer of green and act as buffers between the villa and the street outside, helping to create a cool microclimate for the interior open spaces by providing much-needed shade to interior service areas and gardens.

With the clever use of modern and traditional design concepts and elements, this family villa modern Arabic exterior design is a well-designed fusion of East meets West.

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