Nuru /noun - Light
A large automated skylight sits directly above the bed, allowing early morning sun to filter through a dense mosquito net.
Chair by Yinka Ilori, Vintage Bench by Far Global and Quilt by Hay
Chombo /noun - Vessel
Clad in naturally stained Oak, the wire brush flooring accentuates the wood grain when walking bare foot.
Vintage Iron Bowl by Far Global
Maji /noun - water
Hand made cement pigment tiles from North Africa were sourced to create a splash of colour through geometric patterns.
Floor Lamp by Soane, Antique furniture pieces by Far Global, Armchair by Alvin T and cushion by House of Arike. Rug by Moroso. Basket Table by Gong. Turned table by Workhouse Collection. Woven Mats and Basket by Rush matters.
The Wet Room
Mvua /noun - rain
An indoor/outdoor wet room at the highest point of house creates a tree house quality, removing itself from the main living spaces.
Antique chair by far Global
The Living Room
Joto /noun - heat
Original Victorian butterfly ceiling opens up to create 4m tall wall spaces. Bespoke joinery houses a fireplace to create a sense of community and warmth.
Day Bed and Tables by Moroso, Rug by Chaplins, Poufs by Eva Sonaike, Arm Chair and Screen by Far Global, Floor Lamp and Sculpture Necklaces by Gong, Turned Tables by Workhouse Collection, Art Work by Duval Timothy.
Kupika /verb – to cook
Blue toughened glass for bespoke joinery showcases ingredients and utensils for Swahili cooking. Carrara marble in a naturally honed finish creates a smooth surface for food preparation.
Tray by Established & Sons, Wooden Utensils by Kirsten Hecktermann.
Original layout showing congested stair circulation and limited access to living and kitchen.
Proposed Plan showing new arrangement of open plan living and kitchen spaces with direct access to terrace and bedroom.
Plan and Sectional Elevations showing out door Terrace as a continuation of feature wall.
Plan and Sectional Elevations showing open plan living and kitchen space.
Artwork by Duval Timothy
Bespoke joinery with custom made leather pulls by Spinneybeck
Integrated pull handles in joinery
Bespoke hand made pigment tiles