At the same time, the complex is subject to Saudi building regulations and geared to local user needs and climatic conditions. The colour is also that of the desert sand.
The recognisable typical local interaction between external privacy and internal hospitality, is represented in the building’s general aspect and details alike. A hierarchy of inner and outer rooms is formed, offering varying degrees of privacy.
The ambassador’s residence opens up to a private atrium, which is separated from public areas on the embassy grounds. Visitors to the chancellery pass through a small oasis of palm trees into the double-height, octagonal central room where the embassy functions are located.