Lekki 2, Lagos

TYPOLOGY : Residential
CLIENT : Wale Olayemi
SIZE : 673sqm
LOCATION : Lagos, Nigeria
STATUS : Construction Documentation

From the rectangular site, the building’s form (footprint) begins to evolve. And by “chopping-off” a slight portion of the rectangle – to create room for the pool in an already usedup site – we ended up with a building that resembles a reversed distorted letter C. The site is planned such that: the service building is at the front tip of the site for easy access, the stewards’ quarters screened-off towards the rear to afford the stewards their own privacy and leaving the main building to sit at the heart of the plot within its own green bed.

With gentle façades and few descriptive elements, this rather plain home possesses its own unique presence. Our design approach is simple. We want the building to reflect the calm, yet charming persona of its owner: so we decided to give the exterior a subtle and unimposing appearance but if given the opportunity to go in, then it will be seen that it’s really very gorgeous on the inside.