In Arabic architecture light (and shadow) play such an important role in making the impact of a space. Later in the day the sun will strike the fence on the left and will make a totally different patterned shadowplay. 486 Mina El Hosn by LAN Architecture.
Too starkly modern for us, and it's best suited to a flat desert climate, not northwoods. Separate units connected by common space, all with incredible views. (Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture, California)