Villa Anbar is a private house in Dammam, Saudi Arabia for a romantic novelist who spends much of her time in London.
It is a single story building with a high walled roof terrace, central courtyard and frontgarden with swimming pool.
The building is an essay in the stripped aesthetic of Arabic vernacular and early Modernism. It is also a critical exploration of the complex social and power relationship encoded within the layout of a Saudi house.
The Projects has been twice shortlisted for the International Aga Khan Award for Architecture.