Borana Conservancy, Kenya


Architects : Nicholas Plewman Architects in collaboration with Michaelis Boyd & Associates
Interior Designers : LIFE Grand design

Tucked into the Borana Conservancy, Kenya, this private residence blends seamlessly into its landscape. Arranged around an open central courtyard, the arched colonnade surround is a nostalgic threshold between the inside and outside spaces, being partly sculpted into its surroundings.

Combining contemporary re-interpreted elements such as large crittall glazing with Swahili curves, the design becomes reminiscent of its surrounding context. Landscaped roofs have a dual purpose of cooling the building in the Kenyan climate as well as creating a minimally invasive footprint on the environment.

Photographer : Dook Clunies