House 13 | Musherfeh
a 3 storey courtyard house in musherfeh, wadi arah. designed around a central courtyard to allow natural light and cross-ventilation while maintaining privacy for the residents. The MILQAF acts as thermal chimney as well as a wind catcher as in other Islamic and arab buildings. The northern façade is lower than the neighbour at the top and so was designed to be closed to the north but open to the west, by having walls on an angel that allows north westerly winds in but blocking the higher neighbour from overlooking.
Total floor area: 350 sqm