This study discusses the design and execution of a house overlooking Tigirs river in old city of Mosul. The researcher has resorted to the design principles and architectural elements besides ornamentation which combined modern techniques and traditional aspects in old Mosul houses. The problem of the study has been determined through the loss of the traditional methods and the identity of local architecture. The paper aims to propose a house design with its technique solutions in traditional Mosul houses to express the heritage and modernity .
The research proposal is that the characteristics of local architecture in old city of Mosul , may be lost if we can't offer to the society a contemporary Arabic Islamic architecture. The study revealed important conclusions and suggestions through the practical application.

Key Word: Mosul houses, principles and architectural elements.