This single-family house located in the Vila Alice neighbourhood in Luanda dates to the 1950s. The garden facing the interior of the lot was overloaded with a huge roof, several annex buildings supporting the mother house, flower pots, exposed air conditioners, in a concentration of elements that made the environment messy and full of visual noise.
The project of all accesses, the outdoor living areas and gardens, consisted in redesigning all of them. We created panels/scenes in light boxes, vinyl coated with a floral composition in various shades of gray, in front of all the annexes (leaving a circulation walk behind the panels.). These 3 meters high panels created an L-shaped scenic front of the entire back garden. We eliminate the big roof and created a plafond of shade all over the rear facade, under which a living room and outdoor dining is organized.
From the main access of the house to this area, walkways and gardens were drawn in a very marked sequence by a white travertine floor, like a horizontal painting, and planes coated with textured limestone that mark and direct the circulation between the multi-level gardens.
432.75 m ²