vipingo ridge villas by urko sanchez architects in kenya vipingo ridge villas by urko sanchez architects in kenya
sep 14, 2014

vipingo ridge villas by urko sanchez architects in kenya

vipingo ridge villas by urko sanchez architects in kenya
photo by franck paubel
all images courtesy of urko sanchez

 

 

 

designed by mombasa-based urko sanchez architects, the ‘vipingo ridge villas’ are comprised of forty dwellings, which interlock in a sinuous arrangement. situated above the kenyan coastline, the 3-story residences provide views of the ocean and access to an adjacent golf course. in order to respond to the location’s climate and vernacular, the architectural language is described as ‘contemporary-swahili’, with many outdoor terraces, passive ventilation, and stucco finishes. these qualities match closely with the nearby vipingo club house, also designed by urko sanchez architects.

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the townhouse units interlock in clusters of five, with a sinuous arrangement on the site
photo by ian hay

 

 

 

the 15-acre complex includes six different villa layouts, which are arranged in distinct clusters of five. the site features two communal pools, while each townhouse features its own ‘plunge pool’. to increase the site’s tranquility, vehicular access has been restricted, with the exception of golf carts to reach the nearby course.

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located on the kenyan coastline, the complex sits adjacent to the vipingo ridge golf course
photo by ian hay

urko sanchez vipingo ridge villas designboom

the architectural language fuses regional qualities with contemporary forms
photos by franck paubel

urko sanchez vipingo ridge villas designboom

each unit features multiple shaded outdoor spaces
photos by franck paubel

urko sanchez vipingo ridge villas designboom

two communal pools complement the villas
photo by franck paubel

urko sanchez vipingo ridge villas designboom

photos by franck paubel

urko sanchez vipingo ridge villas designboom

photos by franck paubel

urko sanchez vipingo ridge villas designboom

the villas share a similar language to the vipingo golf club house
photo by ian hay

urko sanchez vipingo ridge villas designboom

the townhouses’ upper levels offer ocean views
photo by franck paubel

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: vipingo ridge, kenya
gross area: 18,000 sqm
client: vipingo ridge ltd
architecture: urko sanchez architects
collaborators:  iñaki alonso
photography: franck paubel, ian hay

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