Location: Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Client: Ms. Thuraya Bahwan
Services: Architecture/Engineering and Landscape Design
Status: Concept Design
Description: Located within a gated residential neighborhood in Muscat, this house is designed on four levels stepping up a hilly site and taking advantage of the steep slopes to accommodate the various living functions and services on the different levels. The U-shaped house form embraces a landscaped garden with a swimming pool and focuses on the sweeping views of Muscat and its spectacular distant mountains. The stepping floors create garden terraces on different levels for outdoor living and enjoyment of the surrounding landscape and distant scenery. The contemporary architectural image is achieved externally through the articulation and use of rough concrete and natural stone reflecting the mountainous nature of this area, while interior spaces are interconnected horizontally and vertically, and finished with plain modern materials, creating a dramatic, spacious and comfortable living environment.