Nature and sustainable design coalesce in this residence, aptly named the Garden House. An eco-conscious project by Tetawowe Atelier, the house is a unique and innovative structure that challenges our conventional ideas of terrace homes and outdoor design.
“This project served as a simple exercise in playing with the idea of layering and add-ons (adding and reorganising). The Garden House is a result of applying new concepts to redecorate an old building,” the architect says.
What sets the Garden House apart from other homes with the same typology is the way it blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. A key element is the courtyard which consists of a parking space and the entrance, new roofing, a new gate, exterior floor finishes, and exterior embellishments.
Another notable feature is the naturally ventilated layout which also allows natural light to flood the living areas, creating a bright and airy atmosphere within. Plants were also strategically used to control daylight and to keep the surrounding atmosphere fresh and pleasant.
Red brickwork complements the facade of the home, resulting in a visually stunning aesthetic that stays consistent with the architect’s vision and specifications for natural materials.