New Work: 4*4 House as future investment ahead of Dangote Refinery’s 2019 opening

Owning a home is one big prayer point among aspiring homeowners in Nigeria, so when we received the brief to design this semi-detached house with four flats we decided to explore this notion of ownership within one building.

So, we proposed this big loaf of bread and divided it into 4 slices that each flat owner could claim from the exterior to interior.Unlike the cohort of land sellers and grabbers in an Ibeju-Lekki where there are more shacks than selfie-worthy buildings, our client wanted to build this house as a future investment to entice a discerning clientele of expatriates and locals ahead of Dangote refinery opening in 2019.

Rejecting the stereotyped homely look of houses we are now accustomed to in Lagos, we wanted to fully embody our client’s wish for a “hotel feel”; so we treated the exterior with aluminium panels and sliced open the extruded balcony ends of the bread to offer views to the adjoining street.

Location: Ibeju Lekki, Lagos
Architects: Design Party
Design Lead: Baba Oladeji
Project Team: Baba Oladeji, Adeposi Okupe, Călin Escu, Tosin Adeoye

Please be harsh in your critique. The project is incomplete without your view