"Socio-cultural factors are the primary factors that shape our physical environment. Although Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries that the people live with their traditions and share the same ideals, they are also one of the few countries possessing all the latest facilities. On the other hand, most of the "imported" architectural solutions do not fuilfil the socio-cultura]. needs of the people. This research tries to point out the main factors to be considered in creating new physical environments, by bringing out the architectural responses in a traditional settlement."