(a) presents the concept of archetype which represent a typical neighborhood in terms of geometric and volumetric properties when working at the urban scale. (b) presents the workflow of the study where the concept of archetypes is combined with urban energy simulation and energy system designing process to understand the influences of urban form on energy system design process (this is an extension to the figure appear in ref. 6). (c) presents the urban archetypes, being part of the current urban design in the city of Dubai. (d) presents the modular archetypes used for the study. (e) presents the integrated urban archetypes.