Affordable Housing in Saudi Arabia

Refilling the urban voids in Riyadh

Critique on the Doxiadis Grid

The Doxiadis grid has been being critized as overly scientific and created undesirable large scale banality. The 2x2 km- “neighborhood” module does not create a satisfying neighborhood but an alienated scale to the human being. The repetitiven pinwheel grid system also generates a lot of unused/speculative “leftover spaces”. To challenge the top-down system, and particularly to deal with the “leftover” land, an organic and self-evolving design strategy is integrated based on the traditional housing typology and street layout.

Battery X Aerial View

Battery X Model

Model of Urban Development at full block scale