Theme: The Rebirth of Kenyan Architecture – Kenya @ 50 In a span of less than a 100 years, Kenya has transformed magnificently in terms…
In a desolate and harsh landscape, this project is a subtle and thoughtful exemplar of the ability of geometry and proportion, rhythm and repetition to order the world.
Another winner from Lamu. The architect describes it as a finely crafted, uplifting and truly civic building that respects the soul of the stressed and hurrying traveller, and the spirit of place of the historic town near which it is set.
Situated at the Kenyan coast, right on the shore line, this is a truly exceptionally crafted building, nestled with extreme care and a unique sense of flair and daring into its coastal forest setting.
The Architect magazine has featured this project in full in a previous issue. It is a sure winner in its category. It was presented as a compact and appropriately scaled building, with pleasing proportions and sufficient detail for everyday business life.
The project is best described as “a restrained and comforting house that delights through its welcoming scale, calm use of pleasant materials, and generous sense of easy living.