Nakhal appears as a mirage: an oasis nestled at the base of the mountains.  A prominent fort rising above the line of date palms.  Everything below this horizon of foliage is a mystery.  Within this grove of trees lies a guesthouse.

The unit is self-contained and essential: consisting of a Bedroom, Living and Bathroom.  Each room with its own opening, offering only oblique views upwards into the canopy of palms.

The outer walls are built from local stone sourced from the nearby mountain.  The stones are mortared roughly, then skim-coated with lime so the texture remains evident. Inside, a brick frieze filters light and gives proportion to the room.

Commissioned Proposal