AMS Properties Kenya has engaged New York-based Albert Angel to design their latest luxury condominium development in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya.
+ Statement from Albert Angel Architecture & Design
The immensely beautiful green valley site, is not only the inspiration for this 44 unit condominium project, it – is – the project. The series of 8-story terraced buildings step forward and backward at each level, reshaping the valley’s contours. While offering greater privacy for each unit, these shifts also allow a generous garden terrace overlooking the valley and create a new type of urban dwelling: garden villa condominiums.
These lush garden terraces become a reconstructed face of the valley, cascading to the river which flows at the site’s boundary. The unique V-shaped footprint of each building allows for a new type of open plan configuration, featuring two wings and private light wells as well as largely unobstructed views to the valley. As the units move forward and backward, they meet and separate across the project’s entire elevation creating views through the site and through the building. The common areas at the lowest level with pools, decks and other recreational spaces become a further meshing of buildings and valley.
+ Project facts
One General Mathenge, Nairobi, Kenya
Project Type: Luxury Condominium
Estimated completion date: 2014
Scope: Master Plan, Architecture, Interiors and Lighting
Program: 44 apartments
Floor area: 230,000 SF / 21,350 SQM
Site area: 13 acres
Floors: 8 stories
+ About Albert Angel Architecture & Design
Albert Angel cultivates the architecture of well-being; and with his cross-disciplinary team develops a global design approach which put geometry, symmetry, light and organic energy at the heart of every project.
The journey of Albert Angel, architect and nomadic designer, is influenced by the Congo where he was born, Belgium and South Africa where he studied architecture at the University of Cape Town, before moving to New York. After working for ten years for some of New York’s renowned architecture and design firms, he founded his own studio in 2005.
Currently, Albert Angel is building projects ranging from retail, residential to hotels and spas in New York, Miami, Kenya, Mauritius and Indonesia.