rammed earth walls and steel platforms complete artist's house/studio in ghana
 

rammed earth walls and steel platforms complete artist's house/studio in ghana

tzou lubroth architekten has been asked by artist amoako boafo to design a hybrid topology that combines a home, a painter’s studio, a gallery as well as facilities for three artists-in-residence in ghana. the project was motivated by baofo’s desire to return to his homeland, accra, with the mission of bringing a newfound energy to the city’s art scene.

boafo house studio 1

all images courtesy of tzou lubroth architekten

 

 

the house by tzou lubroth architekten is a located in an area defined by an orthogonal city grid and access to the seaside. the house consists of two volumes interacting through slight shifts in geometry. the artist’s house and studio occupy one volume while the residences, dining areas, and public gallery occupy the other.

boafo house studio 2

 

 

at the center of the courtyard, a circular stair leads from the pool to the public gallery. by hybridizing public and private programs, the house had to become something new, something more than a mere dwelling. rammed earth walls and galvanized steel platforms and railings combine to form a sculpted environment that is rigid yet earthbound and free.

boafo house studio 3

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boafo house studio 7

boafo house studio 8

rammed earth walls and steel platforms complete artist's house/studio in ghana

rammed earth walls and steel platforms complete artist's house/studio in ghana

 rammed earth walls and steel platforms complete artist's house/studio in ghana

rammed earth walls and steel platforms complete artist's house/studio in ghana

 

 

project info:

 

name: house-gallery boafo
architecture office: tzou lubroth architekten
location: accra, ghana

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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