Busy Design

A residential apartment building in Jeddah decorated in mock rock design coupled with geometric triangles above the windows, repeating short curvy columns across the balconies, and an entrance with lots of lines – a little too heavy handed on the variety of design elements for my taste.


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Busy Design

  1. mike says:

    Very different design. I like the colors.

  2. Dina says:

    Mock rock? That sounds funny to say.

  3. Jerry M says:

    A very odd design. I don’t care for the color and the triangle above the windows doesn’t make sense.

  4. Marahm says:

    I see they have not yet adopted central air conditioning. When I moved to Riyadh, twenty years ago, I was astounded to see the row upon row of wall units. I would really like to know why they STILL don’t use central air. Of all places in the world, this place needs it most.

    • I think it might have to do with economics. It is much cheaper for them to just cool the room/s they are using instead of cooling the entire place. I know that the electric bills are WAY cheaper than what we used to pay in the states. I do agree that the units hanging outside the building are unsightly. Now many of the newer buildings have individual units inside placed high on the wall of each room and they are more attractive but still visible…

  5. Pathfinder says:

    So beautiful but if they just eliminate these A/C boxes.

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