The proposed design is situated on a sizable plot on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe and is a blend of classical principles in a contemporary language. The house is accessible by a long meandering driveway from the gate house which reflects the design language of the house.
The anodized aluminium roof is designed as an immense feature that floats effortlessly over the building, emphasizing its horizontality. The materials used in the design are regional yet very luxurious, and the entrance to the house is formal but playful.
The house is stretched out on an east-west axis and is primarily oriented towards the north. Perforated screens soften the overall aesthetic, which consists of robust exposed concrete and stone-clad walls.
The overall design is contemporary and clean, with a focus on strong lines and open light-filled spaces. This 2000m² house offers spacious and flexible living areas, perfect for entertaining or relaxing in style.
The residence seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces with large expanses of glazing that allow for plenty of natural light, and provide vistas of the surrounding landscape. This house is a good example of regionalist contemporary architecture, which reflects the owner’s taste and lifestyle.