TEN HOUSES IN ABIDJAN

Ten Houses in Abidjan.

The brief were for 10 houses on a large parcel of land in the best area of Abidjan.

As the street was at a 45° angle to north the site was divided diagonally, resulting in triangular stands which required a more interesting solution than stands which are merely rectangular.

The owner also requested a variation in designs, though all homes to be built from steel, glass, concrete with some natural stone finishes:  He did not want mere copies. This resulted in five distinctly designed houses, then mirrored – each changed and adapted individually.

All the houses are designed with 4 suites, a study, family/dining room open plan to the kitchen and a large lanai.

Double volume spaces were used to create a spacious feel, and to allow light to enter from above the lanai roof.

Sun control was extremely important as it is a hot, tropical climate where sun is never needed inside the dwellings, and all of the homes have their own swimming pools.

A guardhouse and gym was also supplied on the stand and provision was made for ample landscaping.

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