This villa is located in the heart of Malindi town center, in the main precinct. The design calls for a retail floor area and the creation of a modern villa for a joint family to reconfigure and substantially improve the existing life style. It is designed along the concept of a courtyard with enclosed double height garden spaces. The key requirement which, to some extent, shaped the massing and layout of the design, was cross ventilation and visual relation, maintaining privacy at the same time. This concurrent need for privacy and openness is especially crucial for the large family living within.
First and second floor levels are the two living spaces, each having a unique relationship to the garden and the ground floor for parking & retail outlet. Articulation of flat and sloping roof accentuates contemporary and vernacular architecture.
With the vernacular, organic, and landscape integrated architecture, this private residence provides the client with a unique living environment. Its spaces and materials allow for a very comfortable and highly personal way of chic living in the city of Malindi.