The African Courtyard House.
In keeping with our value proposition of providing affordable housing solutions, we are pleased to introduce The African Courtyard House which is ideal for both rural and urban areas..
The first and most important concept explored in this design is the concept of shelter through elements of African Architecture. We have chosen to design with this tradition in mind. The house can be built with rammed earth o masonry stonework. The clean lines provide a modern aesthetic while the color and materials complete the link to the vernacular architecture tradition.
In our “Design-And-Build” Package, we have removed the complexity costs and process which have proved to be very tedious and confusing to home owners.
Message from Architect Glenn
“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this. I enjoyed the cultural aspects and African vernacular architecture I researched. A few of the results of this research are posted as inspirations for you to share in the development of the concepts presented herein.
The process of working on this home for you was very gratifying and informative.”
House SummaryTotal Floor Area: 100 Square metres.
No. of Windows: 8 Windows (Steel Casement)
Number of bedrooms: 3(Master Ensuite, 2No. Ensuite Bedrooms)
Number of Bathrooms: 2 ( 4 + Guest)
Innerr & Outer Courtyard
Double Car- Park
Self-Contained Detached Servants Quarter
The house is based on a courtyard concept. There are two courtyards that represent the family’s social life as well as more private family functions and traditions. From the street entry one arrives through a wide plank wood gate either by foot or car. The walls that surround the entire home are 3040mm in height. The entry courtyard provides sheltered car parking, a formal public courtyard, enclosed storage at the base of the tower and access to the guest bedroom and bath above.
Directly on axis to the wood entry gate is the main entry portico to the house itself. One enters the Great Room of the home which is a tall volume containing the Living Room, Dining room and Kitchen. The home is a bifurcated plan that encloses and inner private courtyard. This courtyard represents an outdoor Living Room accessed on three sides.
The other two arms of the house include the bedrooms. To one side of the courtyard is the Master Bedroom Suite. The Suite includes a master bath with views into a private courtyard. The other arm includes two smaller bedrooms with a shared full bathroom.
- Landscaping Package: Use of living elements, flora and fauna, stones and pebbles, water features, fencing, abstract elements, gardening and external craft to spruce up the homestead and “green it”
- CCTV Surveillance & Security: Remote controlled lighting solution, CCTV installation, Total-Security Package.
- Storage Package: Wall-mounted bookshelf\, racks and other interior design storage solutions to help maximize house utility from Ujenzibora Interior
- Off-Grid Package: A fully solar powered home including Gates Lighting Solar-Powered Lawns, Water-Heating, and Solar Lighting.
Design & Build Package
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