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Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office
Muhando Street Office

Location: Peninsula, United States

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Project Duration: 2000 - 2003

The assignment involved the re-adaptive use of an existig small house to a commercial office building by various techniques of extension, expansion and transformation of floor space into an office space in a low rise green rsidential suberb inthe peninsula of dar - es - salam, Tanzania.

Requirements an d time for execution allocated were both in opposition of each other and hence led to a simple concrete frame and block infill construction. The use of a growing facade and a softwood pergola as an architectural strategy bring a new green to the immediate surroundings but also partnering with the green to derive solar shading and a humble, endearing presence, leading to the final expression.

This project has very modest claims architecturally, but makes a very good place to work and very happy set of neighbours on the street.

We await the green - its density - the writing in the harsh summers, resurgence in the monsoons and the shedding of flowers in seasons! This ever- changing organic facade strategy of the project delivers oxygenation of its immidiate surroundings and invites birds and butterflies to visit.

The economy of this solution and construction - the benefits it through our clients makes for a happy satisfying feeling.

The studio is always searching newer methods of solar protection, harvesting the light .

The regions we operate in demand sensitivity to simple issues which need to be solved equally simply.
"Serving its place and purpose."
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