Albert Angel
ALBERT ANGEL IS A CREATIVE PRACTICE OF PLACEMAKERS.

ONE GENERAL MATHENGE

Nairobi, Kenya

 

The immensely beautiful green valley site, is not only the inspiration for this 44 unit condominium project, it – is – the project. The series of 7-story terraced buildings step forward and backward at each level, reshaping the valley’s contours. While offering greater privacy for each unit, these shifts also allow a generous garden terrace overlooking the valley and create a new type of urban dwelling: garden villa condominiums. These lush garden terraces become a reconstructed face of the valley, cascading to the river which flows at the site’s boundary. The unique V-shaped footprint of each building allows for a new type of open plan configuration, featuring two wings and private lightwells as well as largely unobstructed views to the valley. As the units move forward and backward, they meet and separate across the project’s entire elevation creating views through the site and through the building. The common areas at the lowest level with pools, decks and other recreational spaces become a further meshing of buildings and valley.

 

Type: Luxury Condominium
Completion date: Q4 2015
Scope: Master Plan, Architecture, Interiors and Lighting
Program: 44 apartments
Floor area: 230,000 SF / 21,350 SQM
Site area: 13 acres
Floors: 8 storeys
Status: Incomplete