Bahrain's Ministry of Housing developed a social housing financing program allowing developers to develop houses within a certain framework for bahraini families embarking on a new housing era in bahrain. This prompted different types of villas being developed across bahrain. These new houses shared several characteristics:
The development demanded 2 types of villas:
A. Typical semi-detached villa
B. Corner villa (also semi-detached)
There are several values that are very important for the bahraini family:
Bahrainis are very observant of their culture. As part of that, privacy is a big element. Historically, the majlis (guest area) is allowed to be open with the male accepting guests frequently at home. The women would accept their guests at the family area where they would gather with their kids. However, due to the spread of open house plans, that was replaced with wider living spaces. As a consequence, the historic cultural practice became less practice. Here, the majlis and family living areas are separated, allowing for a regeneration of an older cultural practice.
The outdoor is an essential part of bahrain, especially with its rich landscape. With shrinking plot sizes due to increasing land prices, outdoor space in a house has become sparse. Instead of having that outdoor space on the ground floor, it is brought up to the rooftop (12). With the perforated facade on the rooftop, it connects one to the surrounding green visually, and allows for air to circulate.