This single-family residence is located in the neighborhood of Old Airport in Addis Ababa. A typical residential compound positions the house in the middle of the plot, casting the surrounding landscape as leftover space. This project, however, equalizes indoor and outdoor space by dividing the plot into five strips, composed of interior and exterior rooms.
The house achieves maximum transparency on the east-west axis, afforded by sliding glass panels that demise interior and exterior rooms, remaining open for much of the year due to the mild climate of Addis Ababa.
Type: Single Family Residence
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Area: 940 Sq m
Team: Jen Wood, Emanuel Admassu, Louna Bou Ghanem
Local Architect: Yema Architecture