Nigeria Embassy Presidential Guest House
Sileshi Consult Consulting Architects & Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Co. - Ethiopia
Drawings, plans, elevations
Borrowing from vernacular architectural forms and artifacts of Nigeria, the guest house is conceived as monolithic seemingly sculptural object. Material and colors are selected to amplify its cultural expression. A vehicular path passing through the space serves as a secure drop-off point and differentiates service and guest accommodations from the main house. A central lobby space open up-to the roof level is used to organize spaces around. It also creates a visual connection between different levels and helps users to orient themselves within the house. A partially enclosed yet completely open to the sky terrace on the second level serves as a platform to accommodate various activities and as a place to enjoy the tropical climate and the surrounding scenery as well.