TEAM 2 ARCHITECTS

Thigiri Residence

This double storey house emphasizes the Swahili scheme as the main concept. The central open to sky courtyard forms the heart of the spaces woven around this courtyard. The public areas are on the ground floor and the private spaces are on the first floor of the house.

The house several terraces on the upper level maintaining the Swahili theme. in addition the external fa├žade has elements which accentuates the Swahili theme.

The allowance of natural light has been wisely complemented by adding pergolas in the terraces which brings out a symphony of lights and shadows that grant the design a calm and dynamic personality which is always strongly expressive.

In this project terraces typically function as spatial extension of the spaces on the first floor protected by pergola creating an informal ambience. Combining the terraces with timber pergola and railings helps in achieving a conformable ambience. Considering the kind of style of the house the roof tops of the various rooms are used as terraces which allows for more generous and immediate contact with the sky and the surrounding environment becoming a gathering space within a private ambiance.

The earth tones used in the project generate joyous ambiance, which is warm and capture attention. In addition, these tones combine with the varied colors of flowers, helping to create interesting plays of contrast.

CLIENT : SPENCON CONSTRUCTION LTD

CONTRACT VALUE : KSHS 75 MILLION

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