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David’s House

David’s House We were approached by our client David who had collected a vast quantity of building materials timber etc and an extraordinary collection of architectural items such as doors, windows and many other Indian architectural features that he had imported.

We suggested that all these featured would fit beautifully into a middle eastern structure and we should design the house around the proportions and style of a very well know Egyptian  architect  called Hassan Fathy from the post 2nd world war period. Hassan believed in using time honoured techniques are arranged into modern spaces. He was a great believer in mud bricks and rejected the post war concept of abandoning traditional forms and techniques and replacing them with steel concrete and glass.

The result was this house which is a true adventure to enter. I provided David with the building form and the skill and knowledge to be able to build it. And he devoted a huge amount of time and energy in incorporating all his wonderful collection of building materials and features.  Trina again with David’s enthusiasm to spur her on created the most beautiful landscaped garden including ponds, a pool and pathways with vegetables fruit and gardens.

This house has proven to be a huge success.