In marked divergence from the nine projects that precede it chronologically, this house, for Mrs. Isabel Garvice, utilizes several new elements, such as a central courtyard, separation of public and private spaces, maqa'ad, and mashrabiya screens set in otherwise blank exterior walls. Named 'Dar al-Islam', or the world of Islam, the villa provides a turning point in the architect's development; but the new direction that it indicates has yet to become convincingly integral to his architecture and at best represents a tentative point of transition." (construction not verified)
Steele, James. 1997. An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy. London, United Kingdom: Thames and Hudson.