Lucy Tauber

Prototype house for a house-builder looking at a speculative development in Lagos, Nigeria and was designed around the principle of providing new 'western-style' accommodation.

The form of the house is generated through a series of recessed and extruded ‘box’ elements. These elements create a modern, interesting and detailed elevation whilst providing practical solutions such as shade, security and the opportunity for balconies and planting. Due to the nature of the construction method, the roof top can easily accommodate a lightweight extension. Prefabricated structures, fully fitted and prepared off site, can be simply and swiftly installed within a matter of days, to offer additional bedrooms, a study, playroom or gym.

The agenda to create light, open and versatile space has been paramount throughout the design development of this project.