This cottage hotel and conference facility is built on the slopes of Riat Hills facing the Kisumu International Airport was literally sculpted from the stony slopes of Riat Hills, borrowing heaving from small winding paths that are seen in villages all over the continent, particularly amongst the traditional Dogon buildings of West Africa. The staggered alignment of the cottages do not only enable views of the landscape, but also channels the breeze from Lake Victoria.

The wall construction borrows heavily from the traditional Luo daub and wattle construction finished with cow dungs and specialised grey chalk that is common in the Nyanza landscapes. The building is fully environmental, with factors such as orientation, sun shading, thermal comfort and acoustics taken into consideration.