Kyatiri House

Kyatiri House

This 4-bedroomed retirement home is located near the village of Kyatiri, about 20km east of Masindi.

Heavy brick walls in north-south direction structure the house into four distinct segments, each with its own character and use. The walls not only sub-divide the house but also protect it from the low morning and evening sun, thereby allowing for maximum transparency and cross-ventilation towards north and south.

The primary structural material of the building is steel. Anchored to the foundations, hollow steel-brick composites are embedded inside the thick brick walls which rise up to support the steel framed roof. Floors are finished with cream-coloured terrazzo which was cast and ground before construction of the walls in order to allow for a seamless finish. The largely glazed north and south facades are accentuated by eucalyptus plank panels. Roofs are clad with cream-coloured metal sheets and finished on the underside with a pine tongue and groove ceiling.

Location

Kyatiri, Uganda

Client

Private

Service

Architecture, Civil/Structural Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Team

Allan Semakula, Edson Agume, Felix Holland, Juliana Achi, Philip Matovu, Philip Murungi, Sandra Mudondo, Valerie Rubombora

Consultants
Contractor
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Area

317m²

Cost per Sqm

$820 (excl. VAT)

Completion

October 2019

Kyatiri House