Gaba Gaba House, Lamu - by Urko Sanchez Architects

We set up the ground floor for staff quarters, and for services such as laundry and storage. Then we built this huge elegant staircase up to the entrance. All the spaces on this first floor – the kitchen, dining and living room areas – spill out onto a beautiful courtyard.

Second floor bedrooms are open to the outside as is the rooftop terrace (with a plunge pool), giving each of them great views of the ocean. The light flows in this house because everything is so open.


just a pile of bricks, cement and spread white wash

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Better than your UNHCR tarp at Dadaab, no ?

Mister you should have countered with specific and targeted references on what is awing in this building.

But you fart in your blanket, breathing it in lowers your IQ lower than a sewer rat’s.

Ni jengo la kisasa limejengwa kwa mtindo wa kiswahili.
Utilizes local artisans instead of importing garish chinese ornaments.
Plenty of elegance in its simplicity.

Alternatively… Arap Mwizi’s house

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I said ‘specific and targeted reference’

That’s a ugly house with battlements for windows.

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Niaje mjuaji…hiyo works ya landscaping c unirushie?

who is ‘we’,and why does the block that ‘we’ made looks post bronze age?

Don’t listen to these guys, they’re used to the typical house and roof designs with a balcony and maybe athe fire place.
Exposure ni muhimu.
That swahili work is on point , do i see a verandah in the middle of the house ?
Awesome work , the roof top looks stunning .

Too much white for me and the balconies look weak. But it is still beautiful.