Restoration and reconstruction of an abandoned and dilapidated two-storey courtyard house. Most of the rooms open onto the courtyard and are shaded by verandahs. The façades are punctuated by niches and recesses, and four wind towers which help in ventilating the house. The structure is built of local coral stone. The restoration work included the salvaging of reinforced raft foundations, floors and structural frames. Walls are rendered externally and internally with a hand applied soft faroosh plaster, made of sand, lime, and minimal cement.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum House Restoration (Variant)