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.