COURTYARD HOUSE

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Client: Private

Stage: Detail Design

Procurement Type: Traditional

Built in a tight and overlooked urban plot, this three storey family home seeks to interlace internal and external spaces to provide a sense of calm and respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Retractable, full height, wall to wall glazing at the ground floor allows living areas to open out onto paved external living areas, giving the impression that a single space extends from one end of the site to the other.

On upper floors, interwoven terraces and balconies ensure that lush areas of planting are connected to each room and view onto planted roofs beyond.