Located in the Clifton area of Karachi, Pakistan, this house is designed around a courtyard creating a sense of introverted space offering privacy to the family and their lifestyle in the otherwise conservative landscape of the city. Arranged as three linear ‘bars,’ two of which are parallel to each other framing the courtyard while the third runs perpendicular at the upper level to bridge the lower two. This interlocking massing diagram helps to organize the zoning of the house to create public and private areas. Another feature of the house is a lap pool which acts as a threshold between the main living spaces and the courtyard. It is covered by a structure of wooden slats that offers shade to the swimming pool as well as a veil of privacy to the otherwise public zones.