We have a project on the go involving terracing up the south side of a concave hollow sloping away from a small creek which we built a 12 foot span dry stone bridge across ten years ago.
The walls will be curved and have rounded pillars to the east.
Unfortunately the hollow where we are working is a like a huge bowl that concentrates the sun's heat right at us. It is a heat sink. There is little shade and no breeze there.
The project kind of reminds me of these hot walls in sunny Danville California where next door I was commissioned to do a dry stone installation involving curvy walls using stones on the bias, as well as creating a small slanted moon gate feature.