11° House, Masaki, Dar es salaam. 1996 – 2000

The main wall of the house is aligned so that it receives direct sun for a few hours only. The stepped rear walls (in plan) and the recesses increase the velocity of the prevailing breeze. The distribution of the fenestration on the rear wall minimises overlooking by the adjacent building.

The irregular shape of the double height living space has a surprising acoustic property: sound does not travel beyond the external walls at the front even when a small concert was held inside.