Built in Kisumu Kenya, the Midika house uses local brick, glass and metal sheers to creatively reinterpret modernism and some postmodern elements in in current domestic architectural interventions in Kenya. The client, a former Minister in Kenya, and a fan of Architecture, who has been friends with some of the leading global Architects, including the famed Japanese Architect, Todao Ando, needed ‘something creative yet sustainable’.

We visited his farm and realised the soil there was very appropriate for making bricks, which formed the backbone of the design. The large windows are to enable the client and his family have views of the river that passes through his large property and the sweeping landscapes of the Muhoroni sugar belt.