The project is compromised of two houses for two families. Each site is 375 square meters with a total of 750 square meters. It overlooks a corner south-west façade and is close to a local Mosque, park, and local commercial areas. It is located in Dahia AbdulAllah Al-Salem residential area in Kuwait. This area is one of the earliest modern planned neighbourhoods after the oil boom. Many of the houses go back to the 1970s post-oil era. The concept of this design uses Kuwait’s traditional vernacular elements as means to promote sustainability. Specifically, it uses the Courtyard, the Liwan (shaded corridor), Bagdir (wind catch), Diwaniya (traditional men’s reception), and local sustainable materials. The elements chosen was a result of AlHaroun’s (2015) study. They have been the most identified and desired by the participants, which suggest a higher probability for their use. Two twin villas share a central courtyard. The courtyard not only references the vernacular but also mimics its traditional functional role by strengthening family relationships. To reinterpret this concept within today’s postmodern world, the architect uses a garden oasis and swimming pool. These contemporary amenities are also used to create a micro-climate and reduce the outside temperature. The courtyard is enclosed from all sides except the street side. The idea is to have a feeling of enclosure and in the same time connect to the outside. This connection is a modern notion. It is an attempt by the architect to bridge between past and present house forms. In the inside the design is an ‘open plan’ concept meaning all the house main spatial components are left open overlooking the courtyard to be adjusted as and when needed by the homeowner. This has been decided to allow for personal expression in their house.