The compound wall stretches to the height of 6-storeys, circumventing the 2 meter zoning offset. The wall is further transformed from an opaque boundary into a punched screen, activating an otherwise mute fence. An enclosed building sits behind the compound wall, creating a dynamic perimeter with an array of balconies. The balconies are offset from floor to floor, forming a garden matrix that filters sunlight while creating opportunities for neighborly interactions.
Type: Multi-Family Residential
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Area: 4000 Sq m
Team: Jen Wood, Emanuel Admassu, Giacomo Sartorelli
Local Architect: Yema Architecture