Al Talah Gardens, a new 7,500 unit young family housing development, is one of the new housing zones within KAEC. With a mix of free-standing, courtyard and townhouse housing types, the developers Al Talah Gardens sought a series of concept design options that were marketable to a wide range of spatial needs and budgets.
Machado Silvetti designed a detailed housing concept package for two distinct townhouse types and three distinct courtyard types. In all, a total of over one hundred thirty units will be built encompassing 372,000 square feet.
The wider courtyard plots provide the area to condense rooms to the front of the plot, creating space for a seemingly free-standing pavilion-style living room that is visually open on three sides to a walled rear yard.
Variation is created between similar housing types by alternating color, facade style and facade aperture elements. The exteriors have the look and feel of a contemporary design, while incorporating the climatic sensitivities to the harsh desert sun and privacy requirements.