The project provides housing for the service personnel of the French Embassy. The units are arranged in clusters of eight; three each on the ground and first floors, and two on the second. All entries are from pedestrian streets. The units vary in size from 600-800 square meters and contain a private courtyard and an outdoor living room for traditional customs and ceremonies. Narrow streets, shaded and active, are broken into a visually comprehensible scale and are connected by open spaces. It is constructed using load bearing brick walls supported on concrete slabs and detailed with timber.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture