Mauro Moro

Nairobi - KENYA

1 Kibagare Way is the classic courtyard residence type. 

Simplicity and geometric rigour dominate the design of this generously sized family home. It is reminiscent of the Roman Domus, and its distribution happens around its courtyard. In addition to the routine domestic functions, the project includes a gym and private offices (with independent entrances). 

As well as providing natural light and ventilation, the courtyard also allows for installing an underground water tank. The only volumetric exception is a small pavilion at the terrace, surrounded by a roof garden to enjoy the evening breeze.

The simplicity of the design optimises the scarcity of available materials and construction limitations. The massive use of red brick blocks left untouched creates a minimalist but, at the same time, rustic facade, well integrated with the tropical context