New Build House, Lusaka, Zambia

We were commissioned as architects for this substantial new build residence just outside Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka.

South of the equator, the site location required us to design for a very different climate and construction methods that we are used to here in Scotland and Northern Europe.

Adopting traditional forms the house has large roof overhangs and deep, covered verandas which offer shading, protecting the extensive glazing and inside of the house from overheating, whilst also providing shelter from the torrential rainy season downpours.

The rooms of this linear planned house are arranged along a central circulation ‘spine’ and divided into ‘public’ and ‘private’ zones. The ‘public’ zone comprises a two storey living area organised around a large feature chimney which opens out onto extensive verandas and overlooks the extensive plot and infinity pool. The ‘private’ zone consists of single storey bedroom accommodation clustered around a private landscaped courtyard.

The master bedroom suite and gallery study are contained within a smaller two storey element which compliments the two storey living spaces at the other end of the house and balances the overall composition of the building.

Further Case Studies

For many years we’ve covered a wide range of development across the domestic, commercial, and residential sectors. Have a browse through our selection of architectural case studies below.

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