This project is for a free-standing mixed-use residential building within a predefined masterplan in Cairo, Egypt. The building provides a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bed luxury dwellings in various typologies including apartments, duplexes and penthouses and an external courtyard and lightwell is located at the centre of the building.
Externally, the proposed materiality is inspired by the earthy, monolithic temple structures that are symbolic of Egypt’s architectural heritage. The façade employs an externally expressed structure of continuous colonnade in of rose pigmented precast concrete. Layered behind these columns are a combination of large glazed openings and textured brick panels that subtly reference the perforated screens of Islamic architecture. All external metalwork, including windows and balustrades, are proposed in blackened bronze to add richness and warmth.Cairo, EGY,