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. 

Zahara


Zahara is a pediatric healthcare center located in the town of Alemgena, 18 kilometers away from Addis Ababa, the capital city. The project is noteworthy for its use of sustainable building solutions. The design includes bamboo rods combined with steel frames to create the superstructure and roof truss systems. The walls are made of mud blocks that are carefully manufactured according to contemporary construction standards. Various tests and experiments were carried out on the site, including a compressive strength test on samples of stabilized earth blocks. The compressive strength for a well-produced cement-stabilized rammed earth wall/block typically ranges between 5 and 20 MPa. Moreover, the treatment of bamboo materials was studied to determine the amount of tensile force they can carry. Unprocessed bamboo structures only last a few years, as the material attracts insects and fungus, leading to decay and loss of strength.

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