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Crab House, Kenya

 

crab-diagram-heron-point

Kenya House / Location: Kenya / Date: 2008 / Client: Withheld

This is a project for this beach house in Kenya. Our proposal was to provide a walled in, white-rendered, box-like dwelling. The intense heat and subsequent need for shade and cross ventilation, together with the need for high level security, dictated its form and roof shape. The design provides a house with a shaded, double-height courtyard at the centre of the house with judiciously placed, frame-viewing windows to the exterior. The exterior spaces and roof form resulted in a crab-like shaped diagram. The need for the inevitable view of the beach as shown on the image below also dictated much of the plan in terms of orientation and fenestration.

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feasibility layout

feasibility layout

 

feasibility layout

 

crab diagram