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. 

 Treehouse 4

Theme: Home – Ethiopia
This treehouse showcases how treehouses become our home in nature and the
connection this allows us to have with the outside world. Animals, plants and fungi all
make their homes in trees.

We experimented with different materials, colors, structures, and patterns of old weaving techniques in our design process. By using digital Building Information Modelling (BIM), we were able to create an environmentally sustainable solution. Our inspiration was Ethiopian weavings, and we created intricate patterns that were choreographed into a circular structure, which represents the essence of home in Ethiopia. This approach modernized traditional thread weaving, making it more contemporary and elevating it beyond its traditional craft status. Our goal was to revitalize the Kew Garden Tree House while creating a meaningful connection between design, culture, and the environment to recreate the sense of home.

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