When reaching out to Moriq Architecture, the owners of this site in Bahrain requested a modern home, with a powerful indoor-outdoor connection. Amwaj Villa is an imposing family residence with a complex geometry and a structure that adapts to the contemporary living needs of the inhabitants: “The home was planned on 3 levels with just the living levels and kitchen plus dining on the lower floor. A well equipped gym with steam and sauna were planned on the rear side. Two bedrooms with a non dedicated home theater comprises the mid level. All three levels are connected by means of a staircase and a lift.”

The interiors are spiced up by various height differences and generously-sized windows, allowing natural lighting inside. Grays and whites act as canvas for the more elaborate color palette created by various furniture and decorating pieces, without them necessarily taking center stage: “Furniture is from Italian brands. Rugs and lamps are all hand picked. The emphasis was more on scale, proportions and integration rather than on decoration. The final look is simple and uncluttered both in architecture and interior.” Each room is well connected to the otdoors, ensuring an overall fresh and harmonious ambiance.