The farmhouse and ancilary buildings are part of an agricultural compound and were intended to serve as prototypes
The project was defined at the end of 1968 to include a farmhouse and ancillary buildings for the client's own use including agricultural grain stores and machine sheds, animal sheds and housing for his own employees. This was later extended to include a master-plan for the redevelopment of the entire village, providing community facilities like schools, a mosque and communal open space and permanent house-and-lavatory functions.
The intention of the client was to demonstrate the advantage of permanent planned dwellings by constructing prototypes and encouraging the villagers to collaborate in the redevelopment of the village according to his plan. Construction commenced in early 1970 with the main house followed by the construction of prototype worker's houses. During the construction of the residential buildings the local district council took an interest in the project and came forward with 50% of the cost of a new school.