TYPOLOGY : Residential – Remodelling
CLIENT : Mr. & Mrs. Afe
SIZE : 368sqm
LOCATION : Lagos, Nigeria
STATUS : Completed 2021
Originally completed about twenty years ago, the rather dated house changed ownership and the new owners sought for a new contemporary family home that will suit their respective lifestyles.
The starting point of our design is to create a new family home with large open spaces that promote interactions amongst all occupants without sacrificing the privacy needs of each family member. This was achieved by opening up the interior spaces and adding a pent floor suite. New structural elements were introduced to reinforce the existing structure and support the new pent floor.
On the ground floor, the centrally located staircase was demolished and relocated to the corner to free up the middle of the house and allow for seamless flow between the living and dining area and the kitchen. With large sliding glass doors, the interior is then extended to the newly created indoor garden such that the internal spaces are part of the garden and vice-versa.
The sustainability of the home is a major consideration in the design. We introduced solar panels, central heating system, enclosed gardens, double glazed glass panels, shading devices, natural day light, energy efficient appliances into the design to ensure the house is energy efficient and aimed to cut energy consumption by at least 40%.