Maktab was planned to be harmonious with nature. Indoor spaces were seamlessly merged into outdoor spaces. Many non-traditional areas were designed to allow for interesting and non-standard learning opportunities. Separate regions were designed for formal sports, for social interaction and for meditation or introspection.
Geometry has played a deep and important role in Islamic architecture. Maktab, in keeping with its original vision of technical excellence, continues to build on this tradition. It is probably the only place in Pakistan that incorporates mathematical structures in its architecture. The two notable mentions are: