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A lacy skin fills this Kenyan apartment building with sunlight and fresh air

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 29, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lidija Grozdanic) last modified Aug 28, 2017

A lace-like structural skin filters natural light into the interior of this apartment building in Mombasa, Kenya. Urko Sánchez Architects wrapped the building in two layers–one that acts as the first barrier against excessive heat and sunlight, and another, inner one, comprised of handcrafted wood-lattice shutters. The building occupies a narrow, sloping lot located on the waterfront of Tudor Creek, Mombasa. This privileged location offers stunning breathtaking panoramic views on the...





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