TYPES OF HOUSE STYLES DESIGNED BY WWW.A4ARCHITECT.COM

TYPES OF HOUSE STYLES DESIGNED BY WWW.A4ARCHITECT.COM

To ensure client’s tastes are fully met before the onset of construction, A4architect designs 3 different unit types to choose from. This will ensure that the project will fulfill a wide range of tastes.
Clients are allowed to customize their houses to suit their needs.

The 3 main house styles are as follows:

1. Rustic/African house style.

From Tourist Hotel
From Meru Mount Kenya base house

The overall design theme will comprise of use of natural finishes on all surfaces.
Wall finishes will include hand-dressed masonry comprising various textures such as zero-joint and bush-dressing.
Roofs will be characterized by use of natural clay tiles.
Floors will be finished with natural materials such as cut/polished mazeras stone, hard-wood parquet, marble and granite.
Windows and doors will include hard-wood framing. External doors will be hand-curved Lamu style doors.

2. Modern house style.

From karen
From Kitengela Chuna House

The overall design theme will utilize modern materials such glass walling, decorated iron-mongery, and ‘deconstruction’. Deconstruction is a design style whereby planes such as walls, roofs, and ceilings are slightly tilted off the normal vertical and horizontal angle to create an interesting theme.
Roofs will be characterized by use of modern roofing materials such as Stone –coated steel roofing tiles.
Walls will be characterized by use of finishes such as ‘wall-master’, colored textured paint, glass facades and tiles.
Floors will be finished with modern materials such as wood laminate, concrete floor tiles, patterned ceramics and granite tiling.

3. Arabic Architecture style.

From Dakar, Senegal House
From Dakar, Senegal House

This overall theme will incorporate Arabic design features such as flat roofs with pigeon holes along the parapet walls, arched windows and door openings, external rendered painted textured surfaces with embedded motifs.
Roofs will be flat concrete roofs with parapet walling,
Floors will be marble, granite, and ceramic tiling.
External walls will be finished with textured cement plaster.

In a gated community estate design, this variety of design will create a community of diverse designs hence an avoidance of monotony. Overall community theme will be enhanced by the fact that these house types will all have the same shape.

Francis Gichuhi Kamau
Architect.
info@a4architect.com
www.a4architect.com
+254721410684

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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  1. February 21, 2011 at 1:06 am

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