Construction is currently on the way for the NTunde private residence and development in Lagos, Nigeria. Designed by South African design firm SAOTA whom have been featured on the blog multiple times, the N Tunde build will be setting a benchmark on the approach to private residential design on the continent.
The residence is designed for an owner and occupier. The development comprises of a Penthouse Villa for family use, 8 rental apartments, a clubhouse with recreational facilities, an office suite and a small mosque.
Situated in Ikoyi, one of the most prestigious parts of Lagos, the building is typical to the area in that it provides all of its own infrastructure, power generation, water purification, black water treatment etc. but a typical in the high quality architectural solution that it provides. The double height external living spaces of the penthouse provide a central organising space for the home that is protected from the tropical elements, the sun and rain, and a refuge from the frenetic pace of Lagos.
Access to the penthouse is separated from the access used by the rest of the apartments at the ground floor heightening the sense of refuge.
We eagerly look forward to completed build and are glad to see design of the highest calibre in Nigeria. It is most definitely exciting times for the African continent as Design and Architecture appears to be growing at a phenomenal speed.
Location: Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, Western Africa
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and Antoni Associates
(Photo’s courtesy of SAOTA)