A concept sketch of applying the U-shape archetype with a central courtyard to residential design.

The enclosed form transitions from being low against the ground (garage) with a roof terrace, to supported on pilotis (master room wing) to sheltering an outdoor porch adjacent to the courtyard.

A screen wraps around the courtyard and adjacent outdoor spaces to create a porous physical boundary.  In contrast, the upper level is fully enclosed with small windows framing views toward the courtyard.

Intuition led to the roof being sloped to support solar panels.