RED DOOR - CITY VIEW

TYPOLOGY: RESIDENTIAL      LOCATION; ADDIS  ABABA, ETHIOPIA  ARCHITECTS: RAAS ARCHITECTS, CLIENT: SALAHDIN KALIFA  COMPLETION DATE: 2020  CONTRACT VALUE: BIRR 68,000,000 MILLION BUILT AREA 3,625M²

RED DOOR is an apartment building constructed on a 750m2 plot of land in a dense residential neighborhood in Addis Ababa comprising of 13 Apartments units of 1,2 and 3 Bedroom types including a roof top terrace to be used as an event space. The use of interlocking boxes where intruding/extruding forms define the floors and the spaces within creates a playful façade while also giving a unique quality of internal/external spaces within the apartment. 

RED DOOR - CITY VIEW

TYPOLOGY: RESIDENTIAL      LOCATION; ADDIS  ABABA, ETHIOPIA  ARCHITECTS: RAAS ARCHITECTS, CLIENT: SALAHDIN KALIFA  COMPLETION DATE: 2020  CONTRACT VALUE: BIRR 68,000,000 MILLION BUILT AREA 3,625M²

RED DOOR is an apartment building constructed on a 750m2 plot of land in a dense residential neighborhood in Addis Ababa comprising of 13 Apartments units of 1,2 and 3 Bedroom types including a roof top terrace to be used as an event space. The use of interlocking boxes where intruding/extruding forms define the floors and the spaces within creates a playful façade while also giving a unique quality of internal/external spaces within the apartment. 

RED DOOR - CITY VIEW

TYPOLOGY: RESIDENTIAL      LOCATION; ADDIS  ABABA, ETHIOPIA  ARCHITECTS: RAAS ARCHITECTS, CLIENT: SALAHDIN KALIFA  COMPLETION DATE: 2020  CONTRACT VALUE: BIRR 68,000,000 MILLION BUILT AREA 3,625M²

RED DOOR is an apartment building constructed on a 750m2 plot of land in a dense residential neighborhood in Addis Ababa comprising of 13 Apartments units of 1,2 and 3 Bedroom types including a roof top terrace to be used as an event space. The use of interlocking boxes where intruding/extruding forms define the floors and the spaces within creates a playful façade while also giving a unique quality of internal/external spaces within the apartment. 

Publications

01-11-2023
100 Women Architects in Practice: Book by RIBA Publishing

RIBA Publishing has released a new book titled “100 Women in Practice”, which celebrates the work of female architects from all over the world. The book features a list of 100 architects, including Ethiopian architect Rahel Shawl, who has been recognized for her outstanding contribution to the field of architecture.

 

01-06-2023
KETEMA JOURNAL IV/20 : Halala Kella Lodge

In this special issue, Ketema traveled 500 kilometers across the country zooming out of the bustling metropolitan city to a sereneand picturesque site nestled within the hillsand mountains of Dawro zone.

01-10-2022
KETEMA JOURNAL IV/16 : Ambassador Mall

In this issue, Ketema once again puts the
spotlight on a building that linked the heritage
of 4kilo ”Ambassador Mall” with modern times by carefully fusing history, context and sustainability. Designed by the eclectic practice of Rahel Shawl, the building breathes an air of modernity while resonating the characters of the 60s and 70s architecture.

 

01-10-2021
KETEMA JOURNAL IV/11 : Red Door Apartments

In this issue, Ketema  featured project is about a recently completed piece of contemporary
Architecture that successfully fused elements
of such style with place, simplicity, elegance
and lightness. The bold colors of the façade
complemented by the calm grey counterpart
gave it a striking appearance in the densely
populated neighborhood.

 
13-07-2021
Architectural Guide Sub-Saharan Africa

This set of books paints a multifaceted picture of sub-Saharan Africa’s architecture across time, revealing how contemporary architecture has been shaped by its traditional and colonial roots as well as globalization and urbanization. The diverse contributions by almost 350 African and international authors come together to produce a superlative work giving the region the attention it so rightfully deserves.

 

15-06-2020
Domus magazine’s top 50 best architecture firms

RAAS Architects was named as one of the top 50 architecture firms by Domus magazine. Domus  is an international architectural and design magazine based in Milan, Italy. Domus is considered to be one of the most influential design magazines in the world. Domus is known for its critical and forward thinking approach to design and its commitment to exploring the intersections between design, society and culture.

01-01-2019
her+perspective

an incomplete archive of women+ in architecture her+ perspective is a public participation project that focuses on tackling gender inequality in the building industry.

Initiated in 2019, it began as an exhibition that sought to acknowledge the positive contributions of women+ to the architectural profession, with an emphasis on the Global South. An ‘incomplete’ timeline of notable women+ was generated through submissions from the local community in Cape Town.

22-06-2015 
TEMSALET by Tsehai Publishers 

One of the featured women in the book is Rahel Shawl, who is a true role model for young women everywhere. The book is a celebration of the incredible achievements of Ethiopian women and an inspiration to all those who seek to break through barriers and achieve their goals.

 

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