The settlement of Mohenjodaro had many residential buildings in the Lower Town. In each of these buildings, there was a central courtyard with rooms on all sides. The courtyard seems to be the centre of all household activity, such as cooking and weaving, particularly during hot and dry weather.
Another important feature of this architecture was the importance given to privacy. Since houses were personal spaces, there were no windows in the walls along the ground level. The main entrance was constructed in a way that it did not provide a direct view of the interior of the house or the courtyard. Hence, privacy was an important aspect which was taken into consideration while constructing houses.