The brief from the client was that this 15,000 sq. ft house, from the outside, had to have a strong Kenyan contextual Safari Lodge aesthetic, and from the inside, a modern style. Their wish was that instead of visiting safari lodges every six months, they wanted to live in one every day! HM Design’s approach right from day one was holistic – all architectural, landscape and interior aspects were designed together, in real time, with environmental planning and eco-design principles in mind. The main concept is that of continuity of the vernacular – a house that fits into its Kenyan setting and built with local materials but employing modern interior spaces and design. HM Design used mainly local materials and the only non-local elements were the kitchen fittings, bathroom tiles and light fittings. This whole house revolves around a prayer room and includes interior pool and fountain, 15-seat self-surround theater, gym, sauna and massage rooms.
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2014 – Awards of Excellence Merit Award in Residential Category: Architectural Association of Kenya –
2021 – NTV Superhouse Series https://youtu.be/dwaSf6xnyW4
2021 – Hitesh Mehta Interview